First Snow of the Winter

Last night around 8:30 pm it started snowing. Our first snowfall this winter. It was nice to sit with a glass of wine and just watch the snow fall, knowing it would not be long lasting.

I went to bed around 11:30 pm. Evidently we lost power around midnight and it has been out ever since. Surprisingly, our internet connection is still working and as long as our generator runs we have heat which is nice considering the temperature is just now about 36° F (about 2°C). Fortunately, the propane tank was filled recently, but we may shut the generator down later today to save on fuel. Living here, you really need a generator or an alternate source of heat because we lose power frequently.

This morning, the snow has melted quite a bit, although you can still see some on the ground. Last week we had powerful winds and never lost power, but I am sure the heavy wet snow took out multiple tree limbs throughout the area.

Our three year old granddaughter was sick with a stomach bug most of the day yesterday. She had her mom FaceTime us off and on throughout the day to tell us how bad she felt (13 video calls I think). We were happy to lend a sympathetic ear and tell her how bad we felt that she was sick. This morning, her fever is down and she is feeling much better, back to her playful self.

This could well be the only snow we will have this winter, so I am going to make a cup of coffee and watch the birds while the peaceful feel lasts.


16 thoughts on “First Snow of the Winter”

  1. We don’t have much in the way of snow here this morning, more of a dusting but it’s 16°F and sunny outside. Beautiful to see while sitting inside with a mug of coffee. Like you said, peaceful.

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  2. On my side of the Appalachian Mountains, our atmosphere is saturated with freezing rain and freezing fog. Can fog be frozen? Not being a native of Tennessee, freezing fog is a new concept for me. despite the fact I’ve lived here for over ten years. Here on the plateau of the Cumberland Mountains, it’s snowed several times during this winter so far, which is a rarity.

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    1. When I lived in Alaska, we often had a phenomenon we called ‘ice fog’. It was as if every drop of moisture in the air was crystalized. It was very winter wonderland-like. It was beautiful to look at, but every tree branch and blade of grass would be encased in a solid piece of ice.

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      1. It got that way once in the Colorado mountains while I was growing up. Maybe it got that way a few more times after I left the state too and I just haven’t heard about it. I remember it being so cold that I’d wrap a scarf around to cover my mouth and nose.

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