Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland

This morning I woke up earlier than usual because I knew what was waiting outside. It started snowing last night about dinnertime -- a light dry snow -- and continued after we went to bed. We'd already gotten about three inches a few days ago, but this snowfall was expected to be heavier. And it was.

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.
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.
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:

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)



  1. Hi Pam! Thanks so much for following my blog! You are most welcome and so I just became a follower here too!
    You live in a beautiful area I've loved looking at the photos you've taken.
    Best wishes

  2. Better get those Christmas decorations out there before it gets too cold!

  3. "The upside-down M state..." LOVE it! We're "upside-down" in more ways than you know....but, yeah - there was definitely some eye-rolling going on....Gotta say, though, it's beautiful....And if I never had to leave the house, it might be tolerable...well, maybe.... ;o) Enjoy you little snow bunny you....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. WOW! It looks beautiful! I'll enjoy it through your photos! heehee! ♥


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