Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow day!

 When I got home from work yesterday afternoon, the snow was already falling thickly.
By dusk, everything was covered. This sort of snow always looks magical to me.
 Patients cancelled today. What could I do but head out to the lake for a walk?
There was a group of kids who'd brought sleds for the hills and a few other walkers. The icy patches called for attention and I didn't even try to walk quickly.
Kids aren't the only ones who enjoy a snowfall. This herd of deer were having a big time, running and leaping in the snow. I switched the camera over to video, but they stopped to huddle up and chat until I put my camera back down. Contrary things.
The schools had been closed since Tuesday for flooding anyway, and it was easy enough for them to tack on one more closure for a snow day. I could have gone in to the office to do some accounting work, but I wanted to be home.
 It's supposed to get up to the mid-50's tomorrow, so I am just enjoying it while it's here.

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  1. cool pic of the deer....snow day here as well...been sledding and snow boarding....and having fun...sun is out today so enjoy it while you can...

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    1. Other than walking, I've lost my desire to be out in the stuff.

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  2. So pretty. I want snow but we don't have any. Your pictures are the next best thing.

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  3. so cute:) i love the 3rd pic with stars and the last pic :) it's so cool... Have yourself a great day:)

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  4. Lakes not frozen over, even with the snow. I want to move there.

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    1. It never ever gets cold enough for lakes to freeze here.

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  5. You take beautiful photos! The snow looks so pretty and fresh.

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  6. Doc...
    I see even where you reside the Deer are like Rats!
    But in a positive way...:P:P
    No Flip Flops today I guess.
    Have a Great Week-End...G

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    1. I was definitely bundled up since I don't like the cold.

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  7. Snow day here too, it is magical, the bay is covered so nothing moves.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. It's hard for me to imagine the lakes here being covered.

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  8. We only have a few patches here and there of snow left from the blizzard of 12/26. I'm dreading next week already.

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    1. Next week we're supposed to get clear and sunny.

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  9. Such magical photos. Fresh snow makes everything look beautiful. A pity it has to turn to filthy slush sooner or later.

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    1. I do love the look of clean snow. Around here, it generally melts completely away quickly rather than turning to dirty slush.

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  10. Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing your snow day with us!!! Great pictures to look at, but I'm enjoying the 75 degrees here :)

    betty

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    1. We actually need to cold days for the plants to og through their regular cycle.

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  11. This is the kind of snow I like (not the kind that is currently blowing its way through the city at the moment) Of course, snow in the country is always much prettier than snow in the city.

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  12. Okay, can I just say that these photos are FAAAAAAAAABULOUS, girl!

    *three cheers*

    Especially love the one of the twinkling sunlight on the lake!

    "Kids aren't the only ones who enjoy a snowfall. This herd of deer were having a big time, running and leaping in the snow."

    Deer are probably one of my favorite wild animals because their eyes contain such a beautiful gentleness, yet a great deal of strength and wisdom.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    X

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    1. Thank you! I find that taking pictures helps remind me about what is good even in weather I don't care for.

      And I love deer, too - so graceful. And on this day, so playful!

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  13. No snow days around here, but it's lovely to look at other people's.

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    1. I like to get a couple of snow days a year. But that's it.

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  14. Your pictures are quite nice, how often do you get snow in the average winter? I get rather tired of seeing it, the snow in my yard is there from Nov to May. Recently, the below zero temps have created ice dams on the rivers, when they release it creates a semi-tidal wave downstream. Enjoy your touch of winter.

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    1. Used to be that we got a few good snows that would last for several days each. Last year we got no real snow to speak of. The year before, I think, lots of very light snows but nothing that stuck around for any length of time.

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  15. You probably have more hills to slide down than we do. When the snow comes and goes away in a few days that's not too bad. Not this winter for us but I remember winters where it stayed for many many weeks.

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    1. Yes, we live essentially in the foothills of a mountain range, so it's rolling terrain. Good for sledding.

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  16. You knew it was going to turn up at some point. Good thing you live in a place where it will go away quickly.

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    1. I wasn't sure, after last year. And they were only predicting flurries.

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  17. Perfect... snow and snow melt withing two days!

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  18. same snow here, no deer except for the deer who lives with me. :^)

    i still don't like it, but to be home in a snow storm and after, with my firewood ready: and yeast to make bread, nothing better

    xo
    kj

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    1. I'm planning on making some bread tomorrow - it's supposed to be really cold.

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  19. oh WOW. magical indeed. never experienced snow myself :(

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  20. So so pretty. Unlike most of the universe I wish I were in a wintry land instead of in 80 degree Los Angeles.

    Hope you have a great Sunday!

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    1. I like about a month of wintry. That's it.

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  21. The snow might be a bit of a pain, but it does make evverything beautiful. I love a good snow day!

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  22. The pictures are amazing and so beautiful!

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  23. I laugh when you write about snow days in your area. It looks like such a light sprinkling to me. We only get a snow day if we literally cannot come out of our houses.

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    1. It wasn't a dusting - we got a few inches of snow. But in the South, we don't have much in the way of road-clearing equipment.

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  24. Such beautiful photos. It is so hot here I wish I could step inside one of those photos to cool off..

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