It finally snowed last night, and the world is looking very wintry. And with highs for the entire month forecast to stay below freezing, and sometimes quite a bit lower, the snow should stay. There's about 8" on the ground now and all the trees and shrubs are white; it's a very gentle fluffy snow.
The day dawned a little bit sunny, and I could see immediately that significantly more snow had fallen last night.
I'm working on those Iceland pictures. I'm afraid I'm missing a few photos, but I'm getting it all organized in my head. Our trip was in 2014 and I've never really done anything with these photos, so it takes a little remembering, and some internet sleuthing to be sure I have the names and places right.
If you've heard of Canada Post cancelling deliveries in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of a snowstorm, bear in mind that snowfalls are few and far between there, so they're totally unprepared for it. They don't have many snowplows and people don't get snow tires. Cars slide around all over the place - our daughter has described it to us. So it's not quite the same as here where virtually everyone is well prepared for winter. I expect ths same goes for the drivers on that interstate in Virginia.
Well that is what a traditional winter is all about. Snow! Nice that your temps will be above freezing though.ReplyDelete
Beautiful wintry scenes. That's a lot of snow!ReplyDelete
Haven't visited your wonder-filled blog lately. Good to see it still up and your running around with a camera to record the seasons in your valley.ReplyDelete
That is a delight to see.ReplyDelete
The heron has the right idea, keep your nose and beak covered!!! In January 2017, our family were in B.C. going to Kamloops and Kelowna. When it was time to fly back to Vancouver, there was a huge delay due to snow, and when they finally made it to the airport, and had to run to get on board, there was another wait, as their plane had to fit into a slot to go to the de-icing area to have the wings sluiced down . Finally reaching NZ, there wasn't a gate available, so from the very end of the runway had to have a bus to take them to the terminal. Such is winter in Canada, they said the ski runs were amazing, enjoyed every minute, even if feet, mitts and all else froze.Iceland awaits us all.ReplyDelete
Snow makes a drab winter beautiful!!ReplyDelete
We’re in the middle of a snowstorm here. This snow will probably stick around too.ReplyDelete
After a couple of winters like this and maybe we'll all learn how to drive in snow and ice. We're fortunate to have a pickup with 4 wheel drive but many are not prepared for this.ReplyDelete
Great photos! I can tell you being out in the snow, even here in Regina is not my idea of fun. The piles on either side of the driveway are rapidly approaching my shoulder height. I do feel for those who don't regularly use winter tires or carry a kit in their vehicles just in case.ReplyDelete
Yes, it did snow alright and it is still snowing down our way. It looks a lot more like Christmas now than Christmas did a couple weeks ago.ReplyDelete
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I like to use the terms wet snow and dry snow.ReplyDelete
Yeah. I saw some map on FB that looked like you were going to get hit. We had a very light, almost inconsequential fall.ReplyDelete
Virginia is well prepared for light snow of two to six inches. Beyond that, there are delays because there are not enough snowplows. Interstate travelers come from all over and some have never seen snow, but in the case of I-95, it only takes one accident and even the best drivers are stranded behind the traffic jam.ReplyDelete
Add our changing temperatures to the mix and things get dicey... and icy! Snow melts on the pavement and then the temperature goes to freezing and the wet spots turn to ice. Even a four-wheel-drive vehicle will slide on the ice.
Tonight is very cold so I hope everyone is driving cautiously.
what happened on the interstate was horrible, i could not even look at the pictures on the news. i think it was thursday morning, here in new jersey there were accidents everywhere and some roads had to be closed because of ice on the roadways.ReplyDelete
i got my snow!!!
5 or 6 inches!!Delete
Step daughter is just moving from a small village in Derbyshire which gets snowed in just about every year. She got herself winter tyres. Everyone else seems to rely on the local garage which has a lucrative sideline dragging cars out of snowdrifts. Enjoy your snowy view xReplyDelete
stay safe. Our snow here brought some tragedy.ReplyDelete
I am ready for the snow to stop now. We haven't had any for years, and now we've already endured several storms, with it only early January! Love the heron/ostrich.ReplyDelete
No snow left down here. I love your heron in the snow.ReplyDelete
It's looking mighty chilly out there. Looking forward to seeing your pictures of Iceland, a place I always intended to visit but never did - always too pricey for my limited budget.ReplyDelete
That white looks good to me, we just had the heaviest snowfall of the winter, a whole two inches. Virginia's gotten major snowfalls in the last ten years but that apparently hasn't prompted any more preparedness.ReplyDelete
It looks lovely! Sadly we had snow and rain yesterday. It is a mess in some places. I had to drive the car to take the garbage 100m down the drive, as it was icy.ReplyDelete
Re: grandies, you are right. It is great having them close. Facetime is wonderful. Sadly for me, their other gramma has been visiting since December, and I just cannot open up our bubble that much. JB is too fragile.
Snow makes the landscape beautiful. Your lawn looks cool, in more ways than one!! You made me laugh when you wrote that the heron would turn into an ostrich since it's head is now in snow!! HAHA! I enjoyed the 2-3" of snow we had Dec 26 and left a few days later. We had freezing fog Sunday a.m. When leaving our garage at home, the exhaust from the car, whirled around our car. It was fun to see. Roads were good. We saw Mt. Hood full of snow and Mt. St. Helens as well, when coming home from another city for lunch after church on Jan 9th. So beautiful with sun and cloudless sky!! Have a blessed week!..BeckyReplyDelete