This was the view out my window at 8:00 this morning. Looks like we got about five or six inches of new snow last night, all the way down to the lake level.
Most of what was on the patio table from Monday had already melted, so what you see here is mostly new. It was breezy this morning and with a snow so fine and dry, each gust sent glittery curtains of snowflakes skittering across the deck.
Later I grabbed my camera and walked out front, and caught the sunshine coming through and highlighting our driveway, turning it into a snowy lane worthy of Robert Frost:I'm sure that my friends from the western "M" states (Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, plus the upside-down M state of Wisconsin) are all rolling your eyes right now. That's okay; you can laugh at me. This whole experience is still new to me, and I'm enjoying it while I can. In a few months I'll be moaning and groaning with the rest of you; just be patient.
Here's our home all blanketed in snow. Hmm, I think it's missing something. Is it too early for Christmas decorations?
I guess this is truly the beginning of winter for us because tomorrow we're expecting several more inches, and the weekend promises more. The higher elevations are getting a lot more than we are, and I just learned that Schweitzer Mountain Resort (not far from us on the other side of the lake) is opening for the season this weekend. I'm sure there are a lot of happy and excited folks in Sandpoint this week!
We won't be heading into town until next week, it seems, but Hubby's in the garage right now putting on our studded winter tires. Just in case I start going stir-crazy. ;o)