Friday, February 10, 2017

#Snow Day - #SaturdaySnapshots

When we moved to the Pacific Northwest, I expected lots of dark, rainy days and snowy winters - quite a contrast to my growing-up years in Texas and my time in Miami! But although there are more drizzly days in the Seattle area than I was accustomed to, snowy days are rare. Another surprise was that the snow generally doesn't stay around for long - the same as during my childhood in Dallas. Before the snow melted this past Monday, I laced up my boots, grabbed my camera, and trooped around our yard to record the beauty while it lasted. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Here's what I saw out my front door. Although our heavy snow didn't break any branches on the birch tree, it sure was drooping.

I love the look of snow on evergreens.

Now follow me around to the back yard.


The promise of spring to come.

Music from the little creek behind our house.

I hope you enjoyed the walk around my home. What's happening in your neighborhood? 

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Poem fanatic said...

It snowed quite heavily in the North of India yesterday- so it's suddenly quite cold again!

Lynne Spreen said...

I loved the pix and wished I could be there, but I am in heaven anyway, bec. I live in So Calif and it is raining again. In a year they promised would be dry, we're getting drought-busting rain. Precious blessing. Can't wait for dawn to light up the outdoors so I can see how beautifully gray and wet (and green) everything is.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love rain, and I can definitely see why you're enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by today.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I always think of rain in your parts...but not snow. But lately I've been hearing about all of you having more snow. Gorgeous photos!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Snow is pretty rare around here. After a light dusting in November, this is the first snow we've seen. It was fun while it lasted, but I'm glad it's all gone now.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I don't think of India as having snow!
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment.

judy said...

Lovely photos! It's fun to see the Pac NW (where I grew up) through the eyes of a Southerner (:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoy the seasons here in the Pacific Northwest, and I even like the rain. So soothing.

Charlie Anderson said...

The photos are gorgeous! I think I have seen snow only four or five times in my life in Texas. You know the kind well - an inch that turns all mushy and nasty quickly.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I remember some epic snow days while growing up in Dallas, but we didn't get snow every winter. You're right -- it's usually just an inch or so and gone quickly.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

These are beautiful snow pictures. I've only seen snow a few times but I've always secretly longed to live where it happens a few times a year. It's so lovely.

Rain Trueax said...

I love snow pictures. so pretty. We didn't get it with this last blast through. I am soooooooooooo ready for spring :)