Winter Wonderland

Saturday was the first snowfall of the season and it has been snowing intermittently since. From the weather forecast, it looks like there will be a big snowstorm tomorrow. They are forecasting 4 to 6 inches. Yes, I know… for a lot of places — these measurements would be considered more like flurries than a storm. However here in the Pacific Northwest, anything over a few inches and they call it a storm. We don’t get snow here very often except up in the mountains — so having snow a few days straight is not a common sight. Unfortunately, this also means a lot of people are terrible drivers in snow. On the news, I saw Metro buses and cars sliding down hills, slamming into each other. It doesn’t take much snow for the roads to become chaotic. So I hope the snow doesn’t stay around too long. In the mean time, I’m glad to have snow. It’s definitely better than rain.  At least I can finally go outside with my camera. I took these photos late today. The sun came out long enough to cast a nice glow on the snow-covered landscape around my neighborhood. These shots were taken at the golf course field. It’s amazing to see the transformation a little snow can make.  It transformed the golf course into a winter wonderland. 🙂

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14 Comments on “Winter Wonderland

  1. This truly does not look like a golf course, Emily. It looks more like visions of the North Pole or something “dreamy” like that. Awesome is what I say. You are so good.

    • No need for them to fly south when they get fed every day. Though I’m sure they probably wish they had given the freezing temps and snow.

  2. Great shots. It was 51 degrees at 10PM last night. Earlier yesterday morning it had been nasty with sleet and 37 degrees. It’s been one crazy winter.

    • I know, this winter has been crazy. We had above average temps until last week. And now we have more snow this week than the last couple of years combined.

  3. Lovely snow scenes, and I think the stormy skies make the first and last even better. So used to seeing bland grey skies with snow.

    • Thanks Dave for the compliment. It’s difficult to get a decent snow picture when the sky is grey. For these shots, I was lucky the clouds parted just long enough for me take them. It’s amazing what a little light can do to a picture.

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