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.
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...ReplyDelete
Other than walking, I've lost my desire to be out in the stuff.Delete
So pretty. I want snow but we don't have any. Your pictures are the next best thing.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked them, then.Delete
so cute:) i love the 3rd pic with stars and the last pic :) it's so cool... Have yourself a great day:)ReplyDelete
Thank you, you, too!Delete
Lakes not frozen over, even with the snow. I want to move there.ReplyDelete
It never ever gets cold enough for lakes to freeze here.Delete
You take beautiful photos! The snow looks so pretty and fresh.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I caught it at the right time.Delete
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
I was definitely bundled up since I don't like the cold.Delete
Snow day here too, it is magical, the bay is covered so nothing moves.ReplyDelete
It's hard for me to imagine the lakes here being covered.Delete
We only have a few patches here and there of snow left from the blizzard of 12/26. I'm dreading next week already.ReplyDelete
Next week we're supposed to get clear and sunny.Delete
Such magical photos. Fresh snow makes everything look beautiful. A pity it has to turn to filthy slush sooner or later.ReplyDelete
I do love the look of clean snow. Around here, it generally melts completely away quickly rather than turning to dirty slush.Delete
Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing your snow day with us!!! Great pictures to look at, but I'm enjoying the 75 degrees here :)ReplyDelete
We actually need to cold days for the plants to og through their regular cycle.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
True - less grime mixed in!Delete
Okay, can I just say that these photos are FAAAAAAAAABULOUS, girl!ReplyDelete
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!
Thank you! I find that taking pictures helps remind me about what is good even in weather I don't care for.Delete
And I love deer, too - so graceful. And on this day, so playful!
No snow days around here, but it's lovely to look at other people's.ReplyDelete
I like to get a couple of snow days a year. But that's it.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Yes, we live essentially in the foothills of a mountain range, so it's rolling terrain. Good for sledding.Delete
You knew it was going to turn up at some point. Good thing you live in a place where it will go away quickly.ReplyDelete
I wasn't sure, after last year. And they were only predicting flurries.Delete
You got some great shots. :)ReplyDelete
Perfect... snow and snow melt withing two days!ReplyDelete
Not a bad system!Delete
our snow all melted. :(ReplyDelete
I still have a little left.Delete
same snow here, no deer except for the deer who lives with me. :^)ReplyDelete
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
I'm planning on making some bread tomorrow - it's supposed to be really cold.Delete
oh WOW. magical indeed. never experienced snow myself :(ReplyDelete
That is hard to imagine.Delete
So so pretty. Unlike most of the universe I wish I were in a wintry land instead of in 80 degree Los Angeles.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great Sunday!
I like about a month of wintry. That's it.Delete
The snow might be a bit of a pain, but it does make evverything beautiful. I love a good snow day!ReplyDelete
It really is gorgeous.Delete
The pictures are amazing and so beautiful!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Such beautiful photos. It is so hot here I wish I could step inside one of those photos to cool off..ReplyDelete
I much prefer being too warm to too cold.Delete