Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's not over yet...

... winter, that is.

The weather forecast, when I looked at it yesterday, predicted snow for each of the next four days. Given how relatively mild our winter has been this time around, I hoped that meant maybe a few inches per day of light snow... an accumulation which would disappear fairly rapidly as the weather warmed back up.

Well, last night just before heading to bed I poked my head outside to see how things were going, and already about three or four inches of snow had fallen. I took a photo of the bush in the front yard -- the combination of the camera flash and the light cast on the bush by the pole lamp creates kind of an eerie effect, I think.

Today, when I woke up and looked out the back window, this is what I saw.

Snow! And lots of it. And it's very dense,wet, very heavy snow -- the kind you most hate to shovel. And it's still coming down. Hard to believe that I was out on a motorcycle a mere two days ago... and yesterday rode my bicycle to Florence! Aargh.

There is one tiny positive thing I can say about it -- in some places, there are interesting colors in the snow, like the blues seen here.

It reminds me of those photos you sometimes see of icebergs, with those wonderful bluish hues. I wonder if the extra moisture in the snow has something to do with the color? -- PL


Karen said...

While I don't envy the shoveling you'll have to do, I've got to say the snow you guys have out west is certainly a whole lot prettier than the rain we're getting here in Boston.

Please keep sharing the pictures so we the soggy can live vicariously through them.

Anonymous said...

Pete, the color actually has to do with the light spectrum rays that can pass through the snow. Some plants can absorb those long rays and actually continue growing under the snow.. Great pictures!!

mikeandraph87 said...

I like the lighting and texture. Snow is great for that.

How about sending some of that snow to ole Va.?

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Nice ; as March nears ..
South of Denver has been getting, erratic and heavy ..wet snow too.

It's always needed as far as moisture - but it's getting tedious and treacherous to traverse.

..Spring can't be that far away. - - can it ??