Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Winter ??

OK...So...

...we had winter in JUNE (2008). It was June 9Th to be precise, when we got a foot of snow, and summer didn't get much better...Given this, you would think, we Yukoners would be deserving of a beautiful & extended Fall...Having said that, Mother Nature had something else in mind.....
On September 29Th at 10:30 p.m...
...in the middle of a good "chick-flick", Sean announced that the ground was totally white! I quickly hit the pause button on the remote & ran for the door. As fast as I had made it outside, I ran back in to retrieve babies & camera!! Although the girls were born in the early days of winter last year...they were too small to go outdoors & experience the sensation of snow-flakes landing on their little noses!! (Given it was a long winter of -40 & colder...I didn't get out to feel the snow on my face either...)
Sooo....THIS was it!!
And they LOVED it!!

I love Sarah's squinty smile as the flakes hit her lashes & Adelaide's wide-eyed expression as her hair got whiter & whiter!

By morning...we were buried in a load of wet white stuff!

At 5:00 a.m. we had at least 4 inches! Before the rain finally came, I heard it got to a solid 8 inches! Power was knocked out through many areas of town (OK so town is tiny & only has a few "areas" so can you imagine how bad it must have been to say..."in MANY areas" ? That pretty much cover all of Town!)

Note:

One of the bonuses of being "off the grid" is that such occurrences don't have any impact on us :):):) Well, except for when the phone cuts-out on me in mid sentence...

Mean while back at the ranch...or was that, back at "Noah's Place" Their "My Martin" was hit with a good ... are ya ready for this one ?.....

A FOOT & A HALF OF SNOW ! !


As if the trees hadn't taken enough abuse in June...they were still hunched over from THAT assault! There's no way they'll survive now...

And to think...
this was NOT a Weeping Willow!!
But it is NOW!!


The one good thing about a generous snow fall...the yard mess gets buried for another season!!!

No matter what...a good snow fall is always breathtakingly beautiful.

And as you can see...
the excitement has been just too much for this little soul ;)
So....for tomorrow???
who knows...
Summer perhaps?

3 comments:

Lenny's mom said...

Snow in Sept!! Holy crap!! I have to say you're welcome to it!! But, you're right . . .it is beautiful . . .that would just mess with my brain though!!! Hope you get Fall back soon!!

Jude

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I love the snow!! Well come the beginning of February I will be sick of it, but I sure do love it right now. Hunter... well he isn't too sure about the cold, wet stuff!

I can't believe you girls fall asleep in their high chairs. Hunter has never done that at all!

Heather (aka Mum) said...

Hay Jude: You REALLY gotta get up here!! As for Fall...it'll come back for a few weeks but as of Oct 15 to 31, what is on the ground will srtay on the ground till spring thaw! his wet stuff will be gone pretty fast though! But then again.....

Kara: This is only the second time they've crashed in their high-chaires! What a riot eh? I think Sarah is in a growth spirt 'cause all she has done the last few days is sleep...mind you, she also has a cold & is cutting a top tooth!! As soon as I took the pic I laid her down because ALL I could think of was how sore her neck would be when she woke up!!