At last!

Yesterday brought us not only our first significant snowfall of the season, but the first since last February.  A gentle but steady rain started in the early afternoon and gradually changed to snow, the first recognizable flakes appearing around 2:30 as the temperature dropped.  The beautiful snow fell steadily through the night and by daybreak we had an accumulation of some seven inches.  Today the sun came out around 10 and the snow
on our roof began to melt, flowing down the chains of pine cones that we put up each autumn as winter approaches.  The meltwater forms fantastic icicles as it re-freezes; this is one of our recurring winter delights.  What a pleasure it is to watch them grow again!

Pine cone icicles 5826-7-8
There is a tentative prediction for another good snowfall right around Christmas Day.  Here’s hoping!

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16 Responses to At last!

  1. sylvia says:

    Gorgeous shot! Hope you get more lovely photos with the next storm….

  2. I absolutely love this shot!! It’s fantastic :). We’ve got a potentially nasty storm on its way tonight, and it will be nice to have a white Christmas, but I just want the storm over with fast so that my parents can get here safely on Sunday!

  3. victoriaaphotography says:

    Love the pine cone idea – makes for a very interesting image as the ice forms.

  4. Meanderer says:

    Wonderful shapes! How exciting to have seen the first snow!

  5. krikitarts says:

    It is so long overdue, but it sure is beautiful–and so very welcome.

  6. seekraz says:

    Very happy for you, Gary…. :)

  7. MikeP says:

    Gary… still only rain here and no frost to speak of. Love the abstract nature of this ice shoot… all my best to you and your family.

    • krikitarts says:

      Rain is good, too, within certain limits. It’s gotten really cold here–down to 2 F, and the snow is all crusty and slippery, not all that pleasant to walk around on. But we’re so in need of precipitation here that it’s welcome in any form. Again, new year’s best!

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