Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Has Arrived

Well, four inches of powder snow this morning in Bayview. Looks like winter is here and snowing at 19 degrees as well. Fortunately the storm went south before it changed to freezing rain in the Coeur d'Alene-Spokane corridor.

Currently it is 23 degrees with a promise of the cold hanging around for a while. Still it is nice to see it white out without the excesses of deep snow. To those of you that are wintering in Arizona, while you are gazing over sand brown rock and dirt we are looking across the bay at snow laden trees framing the beauty of Farragut State Park and the Blackwell peninsula.

Things are a little slow this time of year. (read quiet) Two cars went by this morning. One more than yesterday. Restaurants are open and humming along with Ralph's, Bay Cafe and the Wheel open this winter. Lately a small bird has been visiting mhy deck. It is either fat or has it's feathers fluffed out. I think the later. It doesn't seem to care about the snow, or maybe it just can't do anything about it. After all it is a winter bird, still the first what I would call song birds to appear. Prioor to that it was just ea Gulls and Ravens.

I may wander down to the Wheel later, or I might just crank the heat up a degree or two, pour a glass of wine and veg. Hang in there snowbirds. It will get better.

On the other hand, if you lived in Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls, you skated to work today.

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