Daily Archives: November 27, 2006

A Hint of Winter

Alas, the forecasters were right (for a change) and we woke to a nice dusting of snow. The drive to work was beautiful with snow accenting the trees and meadows yet the roads ice-free. The snow showers continued off and on throughout the day and although it didn’t stick at that altitude it was nice watching it fall.

The snow was sticking up at the house however and I arrived home to a couple of inches blanketing the yard and dusting the trees. I tried to get a decent shot of this Japanese Snowbell tree but the combination of an old camera and a streetlamp above the tree kind of killed the effect.

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It’s nice to have snow before Christmas because it really sets the mood. We usually see our snow in January or February if at all so this was a welcome event regardless of how small.

I’m sure this is worth a good laugh to all my midwestern friends but growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area we didn’t see snow very often. In fact, I saw it snow on the peninsula only three times in 34 years. If we wanted snow we had to drive to the top of the Coast Range, where it snowed a few times a year, or up to Tahoe or Yosemite.

So go ahead and laugh my friends but remember…I get to enjoy the snow without bad memories from my childhood of shoveling the driveway.