Every now and then I like to post a more typical winter's day, just to remind you of what the seasons are really like in the valley. Not every day is sunny; in fact often relatively few are, even though those are the days I hurry out with my camera to get pictures.
Yesterday was a good example. It wasn't actually snowing, but we'd had 3 or 4" of fresh snow overnight and today the wind was blowing it around, creating a distant haze that kept receding as you drove. The clouds were thin and every now and then the sun would actually show through.
The roads were snow-covered, and there was a little ground drifting, so I took a little more care driving than usual, stopping in lots of time for the corners. This wasn't really a 'whiteout', as it wasn't snowing. In a real whiteout you wouldn't see any of those trees in the picture.
Off in the distance you could see the landscape, barns and houses, woodlots and trees, but the blowing snow made for a hazy view.
These are days when, if a car approaches, you definitely slow down and pull over to go past each other slowly - without pulling over far enough to get caught in the drifts along the edge.
Still, the winter landscape has a certain beauty all its own. This was the 'scenery' around here yesterday!