Well, as predicted, we got a big snow dump yesterday.
We had about an inch of snow on the ground already, which caused no trouble at all. The snow started falling on Friday morning around 10 am, lightly. By 3:30 pm, when I took Darcy for his afternoon walk, we already had three inches or so, and the mountains were hidden behind curtains of snow.
To Darcy, snow is nothing more than a huge chew toy.
It snowed all evening and most of the night. I got up early this morning -- around 3 am -- and the full moon behind the clouds lit the nighttime landscape so brightly that, from our bedroom window, I could easily watch two deer as they emerged from our woods. They jumped fences across the driveway and into the pasture. I was even able to watch them through binoculars, it was so bright. If I'd had my camera, I would have tried for photos.
This morning, our neck of the woods was converted into a winter wonderland.
I'm guessing we got about seven inches in the last 24 hours or so. We also had some drifting, which put the snow knee-deep in spots.
This morning Older Daughter and I took Darcy running in the woods. We went slowly, wading through the snow. We were pretty winded by the end of the walk, since we're still recuperating from this croupy cough.
Here are prints from one of the deer I saw early this morning.
The snow made the bushes look like cotton plants.
Pictures really can't do the scenery justice.
Darcy, of course, just romped and romped and romped.
Older Daughter made a tiny wee snowman.
Don, meanwhile, started pushing snow around before the next dump could put us in even deeper.
We have dribs and drabs of more snow predicted over the next few days, as well as colder temps. I guess winter is here at last.