What a Difference a Day Makes – January 12, 2017

12 Jan

Just a few days ago, I was lamenting the loss of snow due to the warm Pineapple Express rains. Then new, much colder storms moved in and have not only replenished the snow levels but also surpassed what it was a week ago in some areas. Lake Tahoe has risen a foot since January 1. All told, it’s the wettest January since 1893. Skiers are lamenting that they can’t get up to the new snow because the roads are closed, but that will change in the next few days.  We’re supposed to have a very nice weekend that might even be up in the 40s.

There has been some flood damage in our valley as well as in Reno and outlying areas east of us. I’ve been reading about northern California also sustaining quite a bit of damage.

BUT, I’m blessed with only a few inconveniences and am free to enjoy today and all its beauty.

Here is the bird feeding area with no sign of snow. It has melted off with last weekend's rains.

Here is the bird feeding area with no sign of snow. It had melted off with last weekend’s rains. (Click on the picture to enlarge it)

This was taken this morning. There are no birds because there is a sharp-shinned hawk in the tree to the right of the feeding area.

This was taken this morning. There are no birds because there is a sharp-shinned hawk in the tree to the right of the feeding area.

This is the flood channel just a block fro my house. The reason I’m here is because I had to take a letter to the mailbox that is by this location. I love how the snow sits on the bushes.

This is the flood channel just a block fro my house. The reason I’m here is because I had to take a letter to the mailbox that is by this location. I love how the snow sits on the sage and rabbit brush .

The first picture of my house with snow all around.

The first picture of my house in the snow.

It’s kind of neat to walk around outside a bit and see tracks of rabbits and birds foraging for a meal.  Earlier, I saw a coyote taking a stroll outside my back fence.  No, I didn’t go out to see his tracks and now they’re covered up.  It’s a great day to be inside and watch the falling snow.  As you can tell, I’m get much done today that is constructive.  Jerri tells me that our dad loved to watch the snow.  I guess I’m pretty much my father’s daughter.

 

 

2 Responses to “What a Difference a Day Makes – January 12, 2017”

  1. alexandra snyder January 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    Gosh, you are lucky and I’m glad you are enjoying every minute of it. God Bless.

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  2. Connie Raub January 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    Yes, the snow is mesmerizing! We are expecting snow to arrive Saturday night and into Sunday. I love watching the storms arrive over Pikes Peak and the constant changes that “America’s Mountain” embraces. I too, feel so lucky to be witness to Nature’s wonders. ~ such fun to awaken to evidence of nocturnal and early morning animal activity without knowing it was going on! I had 6 bucks resting under my trees this afternoon. I only wish your dad could be there with you to take it all in. . . . but of course he IS there, through his influence on you. Aren’t we lucky and grateful for those mentors and teachers who went before us? Love, ~c

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