Winter has begun

First snow of Nov. 2016

First snow, taken about 5 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2016.

We have been so fortunate this year to have a warm and wonderful long fall. In fact it has been a bit scary because of how dry our area is becoming. Snow and lots of it would be wonderful for the promise of a better crop next summer. The small ponds and lakes in our area are nearly dry and the fire index is above what we would like it to be. I am mostly afraid of what another year of this will do to the trees that are beginning to show some signs of aging beyond where they should be. We have tried to water, but have not done a very good job of keeping up with the evergreens and I expect the older trees to die ahead of when they should. But yesterday we were finally hit with a little bit of the white. It probably wasn’t wonderful for those who are working outside trying to finish up some construction in our area, but that is how it goes. The temperatures are expected to rise again next week and the snow will likely melt in a day or so, which is just right because that means it will go into the ground and not freeze above it only to turn into run off later on. Although at some point we do need a solid cover to keep things dormant and covered until spring. OK, so enough of the weather lesson for today. I basically just wanted to post a picture of the shop and how pretty it looks when laced with a little snow cover. Enjoy!!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. stitchinggrandma
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:46:13

    I love the way a first snow looks, making things look all fresh and clean!

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