We had our first real snowstorm of the season blow in and then blow out, all in less than 12 hours. I thought it would be fun to celebrate the first storm with some before and after pictures. The ones on the left were taken at about 4:30pm on Tuesday and the ones on the right were taken the next morning (Wednesday) around 7:30am.
The storm arrived after midnight, so we woke up to a winter wonderland of beauty that looks best from the perspective inside the house while wearing warm jammies and holding a hot cup of coffee!
That's snow drifted up against the bottom of the sliding glass door on the right, with more stuck on the glass, higher up.
We got about 5 inches total here in Castle Rock, less up in Denver. (we are at a higher elevation, which often means more snow and colder temperatures) It was a wet, heavy snow, good for making snowballs and snow people -- although Beloved and I don't do much of that any more.
|Beloved with the snow blower on our driveway|
Would you believe it, by 10a.m. the sun was out and Beloved was firing up the snow blower! Oftentimes that is the case around here -- the storms come in quick and leave fast. With our brilliant sunshine and blue-blue skies, the snow tends to melt quickly, unless the temperature is really cold.
Seeing the quick changes in weather often reminds me of Dinah Washington's hit song, What a Difference a Day Makes. Beloved knows I can't listen to this song without joining in, adding my own exaggerated warble to the words. Click on the link if you'd like to listen and/or sing along!
I'm dedicating this post to Sue, who has recently moved to a place where it seldom snows (but gets ice storms), and Mary, who is a snowbird in Arizona but failed to get out of town before this one hit.