White Christmas comes early
For those “dreaming of a white Christmas”, the dream came true rather early this year, and for us even earlier than for most. It was Friday 8th when when woke to about 3″ of snow on a gloomy looking morning.
I decided to try to get a few shots before it all got messed up and dirty (not knowing what was coming a couple of days later!). Those of you who also follow us on Instagram will have seen this pic before – it’s now our all-time top-ranking photo on that site.
Another one from the same day.
Saturday was snow free and the weather forecast for Sunday was either ‘heavy snow’ or ‘heavy rain’ depending on whose forecast you believed. Well here’s the answer. On Sunday alone we got about 10 inches, which a couple more overnight into Monday.
Even where there wasn’t much snow the patterns were still interesting.
.. but mostly the snow lay thick and spectacular
But with every silver lining comes a cloud – this huge (you don’t get the scale from here, but the hydro intake is somewhere in the middle of all that ) beech tree split apart just above ground level fortunately without doing too much damage. Plenty of firewood and lots of exercise will be the result.
Finally most of the snow has gone and last night we had this beautiful sunset.
White Christmas? Doesn’t look so likely now, but we can dream!