Little Beads of SNOW!!!
This is how the trees looked from our upper deck this morning at about 10:00 am.
This is how the entrance to our wood shed looked (after I got a load of wood - see footprints?) this afternoon at about 3:00 pm. We're up to about 10 inches here!
You can see the ten-inch accumulation on our upper deck rail. It's the best place to measure.
Miss Hollie Three-Bell-Huntress says, "You what? You want me to step out in THAT?"
"Well, OK, but I'm sticking right next to the house where it's sheltered."
"Hmmmm, I see it's not going to stop soon. Think I'll come back inside and sit by the fire for a while."
Our neighbors went to town (6 miles) to stock up on groceries. Good neighbors that they are, they called from town to see if we needed anything. Yes, they'd bring us milk... But when they delivered our milk and tried to back out of our drive, slip, sloosh, spin.... Oooops, stuck good.
OK, so we'll try to shovel it out. No luck.
Well then, let's get out a length of chain and hook my husband's Bronco to the neighbor's truck. Four wheel drive ought to do the trick, right?
Pull. PULL! Now eight wheels are spinning, but neither the truck nor the Bronco are moving an inch.
Ok, they agree... We'll just leave them where they are for now, and see what tomorrow will bring.
That's the report from San Juan Island, Washington, where it rarely snows... maybe once a year. It's dark now... and still snowing. The record here is 3 feet, which stopped everything except kids with sleds and adults with snowshoes. Since I'm due to go off island in two days (going to Minnesota to see my Mom), let's hope and pray it not only stops snowing, but also warms up considerably... or I won't be going anywhere.
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?