It snowed and snowed and snowed - not like back east or the midwest - but certainly a lot for NW Washington. While it was very pretty , our trees are not used to this amount of snow and they fall and break and interrupt our electricity. Ours went out at 5 p.m. on Sunday - and was not fully restored until 7 p.m. on Monday.
Our house is 100% electric - so after shivering for a while Monday morning we headed out to find a cafe and a hot breakfast. First cafe was unaccessable because of the melting snow and ice in the gutters - too far to leap across and too deep to step off into. Second cafe was closed - just simply closed - third time's a charm - and a hot breakfast.
On the way to and from the cafes I got some quick shots of the snow - it was heaviest near Bellingham, as we went north (to the cafe that was open) there was less, which is unusual - they often have much more snow north of here than we do.
On our way to the car I noticed that our Inukshuk was buried in snow - the driftwood whale behind is diving into a sea of snow
The vintage garden cultivator - for display only - was a snow sculpture in the front yard.
Traffic lights had coats of snow and ice
The cemetery hillside was covered in snow
With snowcaps on the tombstones
A traffic light, almost hidden by snow
An old silo on the edge of town
A Monkey Pod tree - covered in snow
A fire hydrant as art in the snow
Before we got to the cafe for breakfast I saw these tractors - I didn't realize there was no traffic behind us or I would have asked Don to stop - so we decided to come back the same way after breakfast for another try. No luck - traffic coming and the road was narrow and because the plows had not cleared the sides of the road - turn around - another try - go 3 miles farther on to turn around again - finally got a space with no traffic so I could get the photos.
The same tractors - in the spring - with no snow
Rurality Blog Hop - tractors in a field of snow.
I was so glad we were able to stop and get the pictures - we don't get this opportunity very often
Today we have some sunshine and temperatures just above freezing - so the snow is beginning to melt
The sheep's fleece clouds are indicating more precipitation, but the forecast for the next week is highs around 50 or a little above - so at least it will be rain and not snow.
Snow melting on the skylights