Tag: winter

Spring has Sprung?

Spring has Sprung?

Really the calendar tells me it is spring but Saturday the weather said no sir it is winter still.  The original forecast called for 5-8″ so I thought yeah I can deal with that, besides they have been wrong all winter and fell shot on the predicted amounts all season.

Well I got up at my normal 3:30AM time and looked outside and saw around 2″ of fresh snow on the ground.  Yep they are wrong again, around 4:30 my wife Sandy woke up and turned out our Jack Russell (JJ) and said it was snowing hard.  I checked the weather service and they were predicting up to 10″ now.

At 8AM I fired up the snow blower and blew 6″ of the white stuff away from the cars and part of the yard.  By 10AM they were now predicting 10-14″ in my area with locally higher amounts.  It finally tapered off at around 3PM and we had around 15″.  Back on blower detail once again.  All winter I ran the blower only 2 times total and this weekend I ran it 3 times.  I am ready for spring but it sure did leave a pretty scene on my Sunday morning drive.  Most gravel roads were still impassable but the main roads were good to go.

 

Snow!

Snow!

Well it has been a very dry Winter this season and we really got our first substantial snowfall on Thursday/Friday during the overnight hours.  Around six inches of powder fell and it made for an interesting ride into work.  I went out on Saturday and headed to Mayne’s Grove south of Hampton to capture some pine trees laden with snow.

It was a cold morning at -2F but there was no wind to speak of and a thin layer of clouds made for a promising outing.  I was not disappointed and came away with some decent shots of Winter and the sunrise.  The snow was covered with deer sign everywhere but I did not see any in the woods or anywhere else in the park.  Had the whole place to myself and only saw one other sign of human tracks.