Thursday, October 28, 2010

Let it Snow

It's that time of year again.  You would think I would be used to going from the 60s and sunny to the 30s and snowy in an instant after living here for 30 years.  But, like driving in the snow, I have to learn it all over each year.

Yesterday we had our first snow storm in the valley.  I had about 3 inches at my house, the airport got about 1 inch.  Earlier this week it was in the 60s for a high and this weekend it will again be in the 60s.  Many trees still have their leaves and suffered under the weight of the snow. 

Although we will suffer through the back and forth of Autumn for a month or so before actual winter sets in, I love this time of year.  It is great to see the trees turning.  You can finally turn off the air conditioner and winter brings snow which brings ski season.  I like bundling up and putting up wood for a fire, I like the holidays, I like putting away the lawn mower and getting the snow blower out and ready for action. 

I heard this year, due to the La Nina pattern of weather we can expect a very snowy winter.  This pattern brings 600-700 inches of snow in the mountains in a season as opposed to the usual 500 inches in an off year.  I can't wait to get my snowmobile fired up and run it up to our cabin.  Have I told you I love this time of year?

1 comment:

A Paperback Writer said...

I got about 5 inches on the lawn, but, fortunately, it melted off the driveway pretty fast, so I didn't have to shovel.