Morning to Evening


When we got up Saturday morning, this is what we saw!

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There was a big cloud over the house, yet we could see the sun rising on the mountains and their layers of snow.

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These are such spectacular mountains and I love to see them no matter what the weather.

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They are so magnificent!  I miss them when they are covered by clouds.

The weather men have been predicting snow for several days and nothing has happened.  So when they said it would snow last night, we figured it was another false alarm.  Around 8 or so we looked out and By George, it was snowing.  I am always fascinated by snow at night, it lights up everything, as if someone left the lights on.  It is so beautiful, no wind so everything is just piled on the ground, the bushes and the trees.  There must have been about 2 or 3 inches of snow, we noticed no one going down the Shorewood Dr hill.

It’s not sunny this morning, instead it is very grey – sky, Sound, with only the ground white.   Eddie was due to go to the Museum of Flight this morning, he is still here because he didn’t want to deal with the hills.

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What a different view this morning!

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No mountains and we can barely see the islands.

Now he getting dressed so he can go out and shovel the walk – it is supposed to start raining overnight, so it may be a redundant use of energy.  However, he has some exercise and will know the walk is clear tomorrow morning.  I want to go take pictures but need to have a shower and get dressed first – better get started so I have pictures for the blog.

Later

I had a shower and put clothes on so I could go out to take pictures – also took some out the bathroom window because it was  beautiful to see snow against the trunks of the camellia and lilac trees.

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This is the lilac by the outside stairs and the bathroom window.

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Just next to it is the big camellia.  Amazing when the wind doesn’t blow it all off.

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The snow piled up on the leaves of the camellia.

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Allen’s have a tree next to their deck that is full of light pink blossoms in the spring.  You might say it is flowering in snow today.

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I noticed the Rosemary bush was flowering in pale lavender earlier in the week – now it has snow flowers.

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This is the Allen’s lilac bush; I picked some last Spring to take to Mom.

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Eddie didn’t have much trouble clearing the walk because he said the snow was light.

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The camellias by the walk.

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I think we had about 3 – 4″ of snow, that’s how it looked to me where Eddie had cleared the walk.

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The red pear tree had quite a load of snow –

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so did the other pear and the Gravenstein apple.

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The east side of the house where the lilac is on the left, the big camellia next to it, the light pink rhododendron, the dark red rhododendron and at the corner is the purple lilac.

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The pink dogwood has really grown – my wood stream is somewhere in that bed.

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There is the stump of the Fotinia tree – it now has a small tree growing out of the top.  The bumps below are my wood stream.

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This is looking behind the east side of the house where the lilacs, rhodos and big camellia are – that’s the outside stairs below.

Things are different now, the truck came by a bit ago to put sand on the road and make Shorewood Dr. hill easier to navigate.  The snow isn’t quite as pretty as it was this morning when I took the pictures – I realize I could have used black and white film and have the same look.  A while ago the fog rolled in, not up here yet but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen.

I know this is not a big deal compared to most of the country – I know what it is like from the times I lived in different place.  What we have today is plenty for me and the idea of rain coming tonight is very welcome.  Otherwise it would end up very icy for Eddie tomorrow.  I plan to stay home and work on my taxes for Saturday.

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2 Responses to “Morning to Evening”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    Love your snow pictures, Liz! We didn’t get quite as much up here overnight, and quite a bit of it has melted, but I sure enjoyed it while I could. Didn’t get out in it today as I’m a bit under the weather, so just laid low today. But, last night, when I turned on the outside light, the back deck looked like it was covered with diamonds!! There’s nothing prettier, IMO.

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