Monday, January 25, 2010

not going to town after all

I had several things I needed to do in town today, but after watching the weather all morning I decided to put it off. I've never seen rain, snow, sleet, and hail all at once, followed by intervals of blue sky. It stayed just above freezing all day, so not much accumulated, but there is still ice on the porch railing.

So this afternoon I was glad I had decided that when one of the blue sky intervals turned into this:

The camera's lens is better than my eyes. In that shot I could see the outline of the tree tops through a swirl of whiteness.

This is closer to what I could see myself:

The cars had little piles of hail along their wipers, and a slight crust of sleet, but were mostly bare. Ten minutes later they looked like this:

In an hour the snow was gone from the cars but not from the ground. It kept doing much the same thing all afternoon. Very weather-ish.


  1. Definitely weather-ish. :) I like that.

  2. I agree with Hilary - weather-ish is exactly what that looked like! Brrr
    A perfect day for parking oneself beside the wood stove!

  3. Yes! Weather-ish, stay inside if you can.