In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
~ William Blake
We woke up to a big surprise this morning. Snow! And lots of it. The weather prognosticators had predicted snow, but they were talking 2-4 inches. The reality was somewhere around 8-10, possibly more.
We have been experiencing what they call bay effect or ocean effect snow since last Thursday. Flurries and squalls here and there, but no real accumulation. Today’s snow is a result of a low pressure system.
This morning it snowed and snowed and snowed. It was difficult to take photos because it was coming down so heavily at times.
The woods, beautiful at any time, are especially lovely when there is snow. One of my favorite things to do is stand and watch as the snow falls off the branches of the trees, raining down on the forest.
This particular bout of winter weather is not destined to stay with us for any length of time. I suspect that by the time this post goes out, most of the snow will be gone. The temperature started rising around noon and the snow changed over to rain about an hour later.
It will be nearly 60°F tomorrow.
I went out for about two hours this morning and meandered around the woods and the marsh. I spent a little time at the bird feeders keeping the hoards of blackbirds away so the other birds would have a chance at the food.
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
~ Zen proverb
Thank you for stopping by today and joining me on another walk. I don’t think we’ll see much of a sunset tonight, but you never know. If it looks as though the clouds will clear, let’s meet on the dock. Sunset is at 5:41 PM.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Walking in the woods; playing in the snow; watching the snow shower down from the tops of the trees; a snow day to spend with M (work was closed today); sitting by the wood stove and warming up with a bowl of homemade vegetable soup; hot chocolate.