Happy December 6, 2013! And there’s a storm brewing outside! Southern Oregon doesn’t get many snow storms each year but this one is packing a good punch across most of Oregon, California and moving east. I just couldn’t resist running outside in the falling snow and taking some pictures and even a video. Just can’t waste an opportunity to capture Mother Nature at her most beautiful! I hope you enjoy these photos.
For the first 22 years of my life, I lived in Buffalo, New York and snow was not something you enjoyed. Actually, it was a pain to drive around in. Lake effect snow was the worse possible event. Experiencing my first Southern California Christmas was a bit of a shock. It was warm, light sweater wardrobe and no snow. I got used to the moderate temps and then six years later we moved to Southern Oregon. Heard that it did snow here once in a while. I was truly excited about the chance to see the white fluffy cotton once again.
I have to admit that each year we don’t get some snow I’m a bit disappointed. Well, this morning and throughout this weekend, I won’t have to worry about that. A big storm front bringing 2″ to 6″ of snow and icy conditions is the forecast. It is snowing beautifully right now and glad I don’t have to go anywhere today or tomorrow. I was supposed to have a booth at our local craft fair but has been postponed until next weekend! Thankful for the reschedule because I have lots of inventory right now! Here’s just a sampling! Most of these are in our Etsy shop.
I love to take photos of the snow on shrubs or plants. It’s so beautiful when the leaves, flowers and berries have a little icing on top and that little bit of color peeking out from the snow.
We are in an almost whiteout condition right now. About 2-1/2″ on the ground. For anyone who has read my blog over the past year or follows me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen pictures of my “famous” horse in the pasture behind our house. She’s not really my horse but I feel an affection for her because she allows me to post photos of her on line! Through the blizzard a few minutes ago, I noticed her on the top of hill with her blanket over her back and I couldn’t resist grabbing my camera and getting a new picture of her in the snow.
Today will be a memorable day that we might not see again in a few years. To journal these moments and photos has been a pleasure and I hope you enjoy them. Just a quick video of our street earlier before the blizzard. Enjoy!