Sunday, November 21, 2010

Storm (first of four!)


There were cute little bird tracks in the snow dusting the deck right outside our kitchen door this morning.
I've never seen birds hop around on the deck in this area before.
Was he trying to get out of the snowfall?
After three days of southerly winds with gusts up to 40 mph, the wind changed directions, blowing in from the northwest, and snow began to fall at six o'clock last night.

At 8 am Sunday morning, Bernie went out to get the Sunday paper.  Or should I say "went out to try to find the Sunday paper."
It is under all that snow, somewhere.
 Keep shoveling honey...I'll make you some coffee for when you find it.
Our darling up-the-street neighbor came  by, pushing his two little daughter in a stroller and walking their dog at the same time on his way to get bagels and coffee at the bagel shop a block away from us.
He told Bernie to wait on the shoveling; he would be getting his snow blower out after he came back with his breakfast treats.
(I'm going to do some baking later today.  Our neighbors will be getting a thank you treat from my kitchen for sure!)

The misty fog cuddling the base of the mountains is the perfect view to enjoy while coffee sipping.

Care to sip your coffee outside on the deck? The deck chairs look especially soft (if cold) this morning.

It is always so lovely out there, watching the birds, and listening to the fountain splashing in the background.

The bush on our property line is nearly buried now; the second of four snow storms is due later today.  There will be another much bigger storm in on Monday morning and then a huge storm due on Tuesday, with blizzard like winds and snow forecast. 
(Oh-oh.  We are to fly to San Diego that day...)

So how much snow DID we get in 14 hrs?
See for yourself!
Stay tuned for updates; the snow is already starting to fall again.
Oh it is so wonderful to be home to see happen!


A Lady said...

Ooooohhhhhh!!! I LOVE the new lay out for the pictures!!! My kittens would like for you to bring some snow in your suitcase so they can smells it. I tried to explain that it would melt, but they don't know what "melt" means. Ah well. Great post!!!~Laura

ellen b. said...

Wowzers! Now that's a lot of snow! Your landscape sure has changed. We had a few little pellets of snow on the deck but they are gone now. It's cold though....

Judy said...

I hope your plans to escape in the midst of the storms works out for you!

It's looking mighty pretty over there. I'm thinking a snow-blower would be a good investment in your part of the world.

Vee said...

All this snow talk is so ominous. So many of you out west are in the middle of it and there's just one place for it to go... ;>

Glad that you're heading for San Diego soon. Warmth will be nice.

Vicki said...

Wow! That's amazing when I think that I couldn't find a cool spot yesterday while Doc and I were out running errands! Hope you are able to fly to SD...and return, too! That photo with several snow-covered firs is so peaceful. I think they all need red bows and balls hanging from them! :)

RoeH said...

I think it's beautiful! I truly wish we could get some each year. Even a little.

Purrfect Haven said...

thanks you for visiting my blog and commenting. Lovely to visit you too. I'll have a good look around your posts! Can't beleive the snow fall - we had loads last year here, unusal for the sounth of England, and it was chaos. Helen

Anneliese said...

I'm looking forward to days like that! Beautiful pictures!

Sunny said...

Hi Jill,
I came across your blog while researching millinery workshops. I live in SLC and was wondering if you teach classes or plan to in the future?-Sunny