|Do you see that sliver of the moon on the right side?|
|It was so crisp and sharp appearing. Just gorgeous!|
|I wanted to see the sun peek out, but I had to go get ready for work. This was my final view.|
No beautiful sunrise this morning. The sky was totally socked in with heavy clouds that were already dropping snow. It has remained that way all day long! When I posted a note last night, I forgot all about these pictures. That's OK, it's a nice way to end this day.
Today has been pretty bleak. Actually, it is really pretty, but it was just a dreary day. I didn't take pictures. I thought I'd wait until all the snow is down before recording it. I'll take pictures in the morning. I decided to wait for the greatest snow amount possible before taking pics.
Today has been very strange. It has snowed all day long. All .... day .... long. There were a few times when the sun peeked through, and it was beautiful, making the snow sparkle! It was otherwise dreary as could be all day long. Visibility was very low. Most of the time I could see only a few hundred feet. I really hate when I can't see like this. It's not claustrophobia; it's because SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) gets to me. I didn't have that problem today, but it was still not a cheerful day.
The temperatures have been low. It got to 11° for a short time, and I know that is better than a lot of the rest of the country. It's still damn cold! The dogs didn't even want to stay out today, as they usually do, barking at deer and rabbits and cars, so it must have been cold even to them! A while ago it was down to 0.1°, but it has come back up to 1.7°. I guess the cloud cover is holding in some of that, uh, well, heat (?).
I have about a foot of snow now. It is still coming down, and I expect I might get as much as another foot overnight. That's a lot of snow at one time, at least it is here! I'm planning to go to work tomorrow if possible. I should be able to, as the highways will be clear. They are very good about clearing highways, and I can usually navigate the gravel roads in snow.
I can't believe this storm! It is just huge and raw! They've said the last time it was this cold, at least here in NM, was in 1967. I remember that! I was living in Albuquerque with my first husband and son, and the cold was very damaging to water pipes buried too shallow. The city was in shock. I don't remember just how cold it got, but we stayed in, much like we did today. I'm glad storms like this don't happen but every 40 years or so! It stinks!
I don't mind snow. In fact, I love snow. I don't like extreme cold like this! I'm glad I was able to stay home today, and although tomorrow is going to be even colder, I look forward to getting out for part of the day. It will be good to see faces and busy myself with more work than what I brought home with me for today!
If you're in this mess, be careful! It's icky!! Beautiful, but icky!