Sunday, February 17, 2013

30-Minute Blizzard

Okay, maybe our snowfall Saturday morning (2/16/13) wasn't actually a blizzard, but it was certainly more than the forecast flurries.  Daybreak was partly cloudy.  Then, more clouds moved in followed by this fairly heavy snowfall which only lasted for about thirty minutes.

The Goldfinches took advantage of  our bird feeder under the porch while the snow fell.

The snow stopped as abruptly as it started.  A little while later, the sky was clearing again.

By noon, sunshine was chasing the fallen snow into the deep shadows.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Wednesday's Snow

Snow in the pines.

Snow began falling Tuesday evening.  It continued off and on throughout the early morning on Wednesday, and even for a little while after daybreak.  A wet, sticky snow combined with a calm wind quickly "flocked" the trees.  Early morning fog added to the effect.  All totaled, around two inches of snow fell. 

Our neighbors stock pond is about a half mile up the road.

This was an "ideal" snowfall.   The snow fell from the sky.  We saw beautiful snow scenes.  Then, the sky cleared and the sun shone brightly.  Virtually all snow was gone by day's end.  Nice.

The same stock pond nine hours later.