Another day and night of miracles. It began snowing late in the afternoon of January 27, and came down in big flakes that made the neighborhood seem almost foggy with the diamond dust. We went to bed with a lovely light coating on the ground and bushes of about one to two inches, but more came so we woke up to about four inches overall. The above is from a newspaper report of downtown Lexington in the afternoon.
Below are shots from my back window, with one reflecting our Christmas tree lights that are up until February 1. 😉
As night fell, the snowfall gave a nice one to two inch cover of the ground. No idea where a neighbor was off too at 8:00pm, but he is experienced driving in snow and ice. Love what the snow did to his headlamps as they shone on the light white jacket on the road.
While I was asleep we received between another inch to two inches, so in the morning, the miraculous mural of immaculate milk covering the meadows around us was spectacular in the early sunshine. The view from our bedroom window showed the sun just rising.
On the back porch after breakfast, the sun was already starting to evaporate the snow, but slowly as the temperature was 22⁰F (-6⁰C)!
Out the front of our home, the scene was much the same: alluring alabaster ice everywhere. The falcon seemed unfazed.
Out back, the sun was still coming over the horizon, as Anita and I prepared for our morning walk of about 1-1/2 miles (2.4km).
One of our neighbors, like us, still has some Christmas decorations up, which is perfect in this weather! The walk was cold, but without wind, we actually got warm in our down coats, gloves and hats!
Walking along the blocks around our house, snow sometimes seemed to falling again from the blue sky, but it was just flakes falling from the forest’s fins. 😉 My bride is sooo patient with me when we are walking.
Almost back home again, another neighbor has an interesting “visitor” that looks better in the snow. Usually Sasquatch is a rusty brown, to blend in with the trees. 🙂 In the meantime, about the time we arrived back home, wonderful gray clouds began to hide the direct sun. Yeah, I know the blue is gorgeously grand, but no direct sun is good sun. Sometime I will blog on my reasons for thinking this. So after lunch, I think we will head out for another walk, about 2-1/2 miles (4 km) this time.
Today we will stay below freezing, but tomorrow warms up to 35⁰F (1.5⁰C) so all my wonderful snow will soon be gone. 😦 Maybe Heaven has a special place for those of us who love snow . . . Saturn’s ice rings? 😉