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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Second Day of Snow

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. 
Melting, melting!
Snow melting on the skylights
 Goodbye snow!


Lorrie said...

Lovely photos of the snow. You received much more than we did on the south Island. At higher elevations and further from the water there was much more snowfall. Ours is mostly gone already and today's skies have been blue streaked with clouds. Lovely and bright. Glad your power has been restored and you were able to find someplace warm for breakfast.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the colorful tractors in the snow and the melting snow on the sky lights!

Jen said...

The photos of the traffic lights are my favorite. Glad you found a place to warm up.

Julie Fukuda said...

A warm sunny day is putting an end to our dirt-covered piles. It sure is pretty when it first falls though.

L.L.E said...

Beautiful shots of the snow. Clicked on your link on the Rurality blog hop :) I live in Skagit county but drive to North Whatcom County for work each day. The snow and wind up there in the north county area was just unbelievable on Monday. Melting now though! Hear that there's more snow coming our way though .....Stay warm and have a great week!

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of great wintry shots ~ love the ice ones especially ~ what a winter for Snow! ~ be cozy and warm ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos, that sure IS a lot of snow!

Kay said...

Wow! You did get a lot of snow! Ours was all rain on Monday as we went to Seattle, then plenty of rain there, too. And Tuesday dawned sunny and clear. Like you, we're 100% electric. We've been lucky to not lose power for very long. I'd imagine it's pretty miserable when you're snowed in and without power. But that breakfast was a real treat!