Friday, December 07, 2007

Stepping Out into a Winterwonderland at 1 am

If I hadn't taken Her Royal Newfsance out at 1am, her squeaking would have woken up the guy who has to be up an hour early for the "early deadline."

To give the carriers time to deliver, the newspaper sets an early deadline for page production whenever it snows. I am up late anyway so I took Her Royal Whinyness out.

I was rewarded with getting to see the fresh snow blanketing everything in sight. I brought the camera out with me just in case I could get good pics with the flash despite the darkness of night. I didn't take enough pictures at the previous place we lived and I do miss the massive snowfalls there, so I couldn't resist documenting the strange weather here. I have lived in this place for a total of ten years and have never seen this much snow pile up so regularly.. except that one year in college. The snow, if it came at all, either didn't stick to the ground or happened in early January when all of us kids were on break.

I don't know about the snow here this month. It's weird, but nice so long as this is fleeting. I would be happier with hoar frost. But I will just have to accept that we don't really live in a zone 8 gardening area. I think it is closer to 6. Seven in some years. Not this one, however. Oh well. My poor little jasmine plant is most assuredly a goner.


Katy spun some cookies in the yard around my planter bed before doing her back hoe impersonation. Can she just leave those weeds alone? I guess not. She must unearth them. I can't really complain - my giant dog aerates the lawn and pulls weeds for me. That dog is woman's best friend.

Finally I close with a photo of the snow shoes I will not be wearing to the mountains this weekend. Do they suggest I didn't grown up here, but instead grew up in a place where this weather would be considered a heat wave for this time of year?!

5 comments:

KieutiePie said...

Hah! It snowed here in Reno too! Your puppy is so cute in the snow! I was just writing about how I wished mine would play in it, but he was horrified when he saw snow this morning!

yellowfish said...

ah, that is sad about the plants, but I'm jealous of the snow! I'm in LA, where you have to very carefully monitor the dip down to a freezing 62 degrees to notice that winter is here...

Alasdair said...

I miss the snow, too, and I think the older dog might as well. I'm not sure how he'd get around on the frozen and snowed-over river these days, though. I love how snow makes everything beautiful, even if only for a little while.

Steffi said...

Very nice winter pictures!You have really a lot of snow!I wish we have it only over christmas too....We have here only grey sky and rain!

edlphotographics. said...

You know cuz. With the winter cold, I think the same thing when I see everyone bundled in their winter coats and I'm running around in a long sleeve shirt. By the way great to hear you are still target practicing. I haven't done that in a while myself.