Weather blogging isn't usually my thing, but...
Snow! Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow!
It was snowing, and sticking, when I woke up, tiny little flakes It was snowing bigger flakes when we ate breakfast. It had pretty much stopped and was starting to slush by the time we got to shul, but then it started blizzarding down again by the time we left to meet the Renaissance Woman at the craft fair where she was singing with her choir.
It was snowing and snowing as we inched slowly and cautiously up Cambie. It was snowing and piled up nicely and all powdery and soft when we got out of the craft fair and we noodled about for a while throwing snowballs at the walls. It was snowing as we drove home and I hydroplaned once or twice on side streets into the soft snow on the edges before heading for the main road, traffic be damned.
I decided not to go to my job's Christmas party tonight on the North Shore, where the snowy mountains are.
It is snowing outside now. Deeper and deeper and deeper, and whiter and whiter. When we look out the windows at our View it's like being inside a Currier & Ives print. MG thought the sun was coming back up when she looked out the window, but it was just the pale glow in the sky from all the snow. I lost the camera cable again but here are some other people's photos.
In Seattle, when it snows the tiniest little half-inch, everyone dithers and panics and cancels school and just stays home. The city owns about two snowplows, and they don't salt roads so's you'd notice.
Here, they've been salting for days, even side streets, and I saw plows around and about all day clearing things off. Obviously they have some idea of how to Handle snow, here.
The bad thing about living in a city that knows how to Handle snow is that they obviously expect residents to Handle it too, and to be able to suit up their cars so they're fit to drive, and to go on showing up at work and all that.
I think the Mermaid Girl will need snow boots.
I think we will need snow tires.
I hear it will all turn to rain by Monday. We'll see.