I just love this shot. So much so I posted it here and also at image – ination as my photo of the day, number 301.
Well… it’s snowing. Again. All day. It’s been coming down since some time before 7:00 this morning. Non stop. Snowing.
We had plans. We did. We needed to run errands. Go to get some stuff for the rental. Start working on it. Meet our electrician over there. Meet some friends who were going to help us do a bit of work on it. Put up some blinds… that sort of thing. Only, we can’t. We had to call everyone and say… sorry. We can’t get down our driveway. We can’t get out. And what’s more, even if we did get out, we wouldn’t be able to get back up our hill. The perils of living in the forest up on a hill. It’s beautiful, but not so easy to navigate when the weather’s like this.
Ah well, since I took this photo it’s snowed at least another couple of inches. I took this the first time I went out this morning to tromp around. It’s required isn’t it? Tromping around in the snow? Yes, I think it is. Anyway… my point is this, I took this probably 5 hours ago. Now, when I look outside, it resembles an odd looking ice cream cone even more than it did then, in this picture. It’s really piling up out there.
Ice… everywhere, covering everything.
I thought I’d include a couple of shots I took yesterday, before the snow. We had freezing rain on Saturday and the ice didn’t really melt. This time of year we don’t get much sun at our place. Our house is in this little valley… hills and tall trees all around. Where our house is situated the sun barely makes it over the trees. We get about an hour a day now, an hour we’re grateful for. Other than that hour, it’s fairly dark, dark and cold. Because of this coldish phenomena things don’t warm up much and when we get snow and ice it takes a long time to melt.
We woke up this morning to a couple of inches of snow on the ground. The snow came on top of a layer of ice we already had. It’s been cold here lately. Below freezing for the last few days. At least, below freezing at our place. We are, as I mentioned in an earlier post, up above that magic 500 ft. level. That place where they are saying, today, that we’ll get snow while everyone at a lower elevation will get rain. And in fact we have, in the last hour, gotten more snow. It’s beautiful really. The snow comes in, it clears and the sun comes out with that beautiful winter blue sky, and then the clouds move in again and we get a bit more snow. It’s going to be a quietly beautiful day.