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.
Often the phrase SOOC is used - Straight out of the Camera - and this heron is Straight Out of the Picture as well.
I was just a moment too late - it would have been a fantastic photo if the heron had not gone out of the picture. I do like how the water drains off from his feet as he launches into the air. The one that got away.
The forecast for this weekend was sunshine on Saturday - chance of rain on Sunday - and here is what we got - not at all what they forecast - although after the snow started they quickly changed the forecast.
A heavy, wet snow
The little knob of snow on the right is the rain gauge - must be full
The top of the umbrella stand - for some reason I want an ice cream cone.
Gnomes - under there someplace
Bird feeder with a new hat
This is a garden sculpture - a glow in the dark ball with butterfly
Snow certainly changes the landscape - a forest full of green and white beauty.
"They" say this will be gone by Monday afternoon - but "they" also said it would be partly sunny this weekend.
I'm certain the grandsons are happy with the snow. We are hunkered down - lots of books to read - crocheting to do - banana bread for snacks and stew for dinner - who could ask for anything more.