To submit to the requests of my Sparkfriends who have asked for pictures of snow, whom are sitting comfortably in the warmth of sunshine, here are some pictures of our snow.
11-21-2010, this is the view off my front porch.
And of course, my Big (Spot in background), coming to greet me for the morning feeding.
We started with a couple inches and it continued to snow while under layers melted, it continued to snow. So even though we had almost 2 feet of snow total, the deepest it was at any one time was about 10 inches. Most of it is gone now, but occasionally a small pile can be seen in a protected area (cold spot).
12-4-2010, a friend invited me to travel with her to a nearby Bavarian town (about two hours away). Along the way we stopped for a break and I experienced something I'd never seen or noticed before. It was freezing temperatures outside and there was what would have been a heavy fog, only the moisture had frozen and was floating (not falling), floating in the air. It was like fairy dust, sparkling and bouncing in the air. Sorry, I tried, but the camera, just couldn't catch this experience, so you will have to be satisfied with this little bush with the fairy dust crystals sticking to the spider webs.
As we headed east to the mountain pass. There was lots of snow on the hillsides, but the road was safe and dry. As we crested the summit and started down the other side, the snow actually deepened. We stopped for this postcard shot of the Wenatchee River.
We arrived in the town of Leavenworth, which has become a large tourist destination. All, not part, but all of the buildings have been done in the Bavarian theme. It was a shoppers, or maybe I should say "wino's" heaven. The buildings were full of shops of all kinds, but there were more places to buy and taste wine, than anything else.
This sweet Friesen was earning his keep by hauling tourists up and down the rows of shops.
And both the tourists and the towns folk get into the spirit. There are festive hats everywhere. We saw many of the characters from 'The Grinch who stole Christmas'. There was lots of lederhosen and heavy wool skirts too! These folks have hats that look like a little village houses. We saw them later, and they all light up too (sorry, no picture of that).
We took a walk down along the river. I do say down because it was a long hill full of children and adults sledding. Here a cloud covers the sun and provides me with another postcard shot.
The lighting ceremony has lots of history and there was music and dancing in the street. Enjoy the lights and may they put you into a Christmas spirit. Next morning I ached, according to my pedometer, we had walked over 6 miles that day; this town is only four blocks long by two blocks wide. Maybe it was all the dancing in the street. Smiles - Debie