The island across from the cottage yesterday, just after the snow quit.
It snowed yesterday…the first real snow this time around. What the old folks would have referred to as a "sticking snow."
Heretofore the closest we'd come were a few flakes swirling about on northerly winds a time or two over the last couple of weeks. Never enough to scoop up a teaspoon full, let alone whiten the ground.
But this one wasn't messing about—it began early, soon after daylight, and kept at it until mid-afternoon. Four or five inches worth. The sky stayed dim and sullen the whole day.
Today, the sun is shining bright and the sky's a radiant azure blue. But numbingly cold—3˚F for last night's low and only 12˚F now, an hour before noon. Too cold too soon! Most years we never experience such arctic lows before mid-January.
Ahh, well…that's Ohio for you. And cold or not, the snow is lovely.
|The same island view, except made today with blue skies and sunshine!