[One of the occasional series of posts about my typical day.]
Snow doesn’t happen with huge amounts of frequency here. We tend to moderate temperatures in general. Plus, when we have cloud cover it tends to help hold in heat, keeping it too warm for snow…and when it is cold enough for snow, we usually have no clouds!
This weekend was one of the exceptions. A light snowfall Saturday night, a serious freeze Sunday, and things seem a bit frosted :) The new banner photo was taken Sunday – an iced Rhododendron.
I stayed close to home today, partly because traffic tends to seriously suck when it snows here. Partly it’s the hilly terrain, partly it’s that our snow is very wet and that it tends to be just cold enough to snow (so it’ll start to melt then refreeze into ice) & partly it’s because it only snows for a few days a year – so the cities/counties don’t really stock up on road-clearing equipment & supplies. :) Get up into the mountains or Eastern Washington, where snowpack is routine, and it’s still less icy, and more likely to be sanded/plowed.