Roger couldn't wait to play in the snow. Of course... all he thinks about is playing anyway, so the snow just made it more fun for him.
We got a good 3 inches of snow.
I love to see the pine trees covered with the frothy lace designs of the snow.
Looking up through the tree to the sky above...
The chickens did not want to come out, and just stood at the open door looking at the snow.
After I fed them, they were content to stand and watch the snow from the inside looking out!
The gentle world of white...
The loveliness abounded in the wonder of the fresh white snow...
The dogs enjoying a good romp in the fresh wet snow.
Annie and her nose...
For some reason - we don't know why - Annie loves to stick her nose deep into the snow. It's her favorite thing to do when there is snow to play in.
See! I was quick enough with the camera to catch this picture, because she does it so quickly. But this is what she loves... a cold nose deep in the snow, and then she shakes her head and smiles as only dogs can do!
She also loves to catch snowballs, and this was perfect snow for snowballs. I threw quite a few to her, and she caught them all and ate them. Roger was perplexed, he couldn't understand what the snowball catching was all about.
After a few minutes of playing outside in the snow, it began to rain - really-really rain! Oh I was so sad to see all the rain come, and slowly the snow dripped away. Then, later in the afternoon, things got much worse. A huge storm blew in from the Gulf of Alaska with incredible wind gusts that I think got up to at least 60-75 miles an hour here. Our trees were bending under the power of the wind. After one incredible gust, I didn't think we'd have power long, and I was right. My son and I were preparing to go and get the generator, and as we were, the power flickered and went out. Luckily I had dinner ready to go, and we enjoyed steaming bowls of Creamy Chicken Soup in the flickering candlelight. :)
Later in the evening I saw the power truck drive up our neighbor's driveway, and not too long after that our power was restored, so we think a tree or a limb may have went down on the lines in her yard. She was not home at the time, so I couldn't check with her to see. We will walk over there today to make sure all is well. But thankfully, our power was restored late last evening.
This morning, I will be walking outside to check on our trees and see how they fared in the horrible winds we had yesterday. From what I could see looking out in our yard, we lost no trees, but I will know for sure once I get out this morning to do a check on our forest.
How is the weather in your area? It seems many areas this year are experiencing unusual and difficult weather patterns. Looking at the weather forecast, for the next week or two it seems that sunshine is in the forecast, and for that, I am thankful! :)