Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Weather Update

As expected, we received over ten inches of snow last night, which was capped off by a layer of freezing rain. It feels like walking on a giant creme brulee outside, as we break through the crust into the soft snow below. Few people are driving and Sarah had to cancel the first day of Winter Break Camp at Portland Audubon.

Ice has coated the branches of the trees and shrubs.

Luckily for us, the trees are not large enough to drop large branches on our houses or vehicles.

Ice has even coated fallen leaves on the snow.

We peeled the leaf away to reveal a nice ice casting.

Mourning doves have been riding out the weather on our porch.

Scrub Jays occasionally drop in to fight the doves for feeder supremacy.

The snow has picked up again, so it looks like things will continue to be shut down around here.

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