Snow began falling late yesterday afternoon, after a day of wind and plummeting temperatures.
It began in the half-light an an early dusk, and continued on into the night. Our lawn turned shiny white within the first hour.
We chose to leave up the Christmas lights on the deck and front shrubbery in hopes of snow, and were not disappointed. They illuminated the snowy night.
All trace of clouds cleared out sometime after midnight, and the sun rose early over a snow covered garden.
A coastal storm, this snow stretches down into the outer banks of North Carolina much farther than usual, and up the coast to Maine. We ended up with about four inches here.
The bright sun is helping us clear walks and drive, but it won’t warm out of the 20s today.
A general snow day has been declared across the entire area, with everyone cautioned to stay at home when possible. Virginia is like that, at least here near the coast. Since we don’t have snow every winter, and rarely have much fall at a time, we just aren’t prepared to handle it the way other communities might be.
So, today is an extra day of vacation for many families . A beautiful snow day!
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014