Monday, January 22, 2007
The official amount is reported as a "trace," but I have waay more than that, probably at least a quarter of an inch.
Did that sound sarcastic?
But the first semi-measurable snow of the season is at least two and a half freakin' months later than usual, and I'm not happy about it.
Of course, the snow this morning is so pretty that I'm finding it a difficult at the moment to work up much steam over that. Perhaps tomorrow.
The first picture is of the driveway on the way up to the cabin. I love how everything is kind of monochromatic.
The tree in the photo on the right is a white pine. Once I got off the mountain there wasn't much snow. I think the valley got mostly freezing rain. I didn't have that, but I must have had some time of wet snow for it to stick to each needle like glazing on a doughnut.
Of course, having the wind be dead still doesn't hurt either.
Sometime trees, often oaks, don't lose their leaves in autumn. That's what the tree on the left is. I've never been able to figure out why that is so, as a tree that doesn't lose its leaves one year might well lose them the next year. So what triggers the leaf drop/no leaf drop is a mystery to me. But when the leaves don't drop, and then it snows, this is the result.
Pretty nice morning, eh?