The weather predictions came true and we wound up with 14" of snow. The initial flakes that fell were tiny delights to my eyes....amazing six-pointed stars and heart shapes landed on my hoody sleeve. I must've looked really silly photographing my arm, but I was enthralled.
It snowed on my farm pup, Roxy. That girl loves the snow. She snuffles it.
It snowed on my donkeys and llama. Kai, like Roxy, loves the snow, but Chester and Beau look a little disgusted by the whole event, don't you think?
It even snowed on Pete and Reggie, who normally steer clear of any contact with cold and wet.
Pete went so far as to tell me he wanted to go for a walk with Roxy.
Until reason took over (or his little goaty feet got cold) and he and Reggie suddenly turned tail and bolted back to their goat house.
It snowed on my ancient little car that slide off the hillside, rendering it incapacitated until the snow melts.
It snowed on my kitchen porch. A lot.
It snowed a ridiculous amount on the back deck. Poor Roxy, she briefly considered going out here. Now she is just dreaming of summer when this is her favorite place to nap in the sun.
Once I got my fill of taking pictures of snow on things (can you tell it's kind of a novelty in my part of Oregon?), I realized how long it was going to take to melt 14 inches of snow and I sighed heavily. And then the forecast warnings for freezing rain began. Fortunately, the worst of it is now over and I have returned to focusing all my energy anticipating the return of spring.
My thoughts are also with my friends (and everyone!) in the south and east who are currently dealing with yet another round of intense winter weather. Please stay warm and safe, everybody!