Snow Comes to the Valley
Snow is getting deeper in the mountains and hills, but till now we haven't had any in the valley (elevation 500 feet), until today. It snowed overnight, a couple inches. Hey, any amount at this elevation is fun to see, especially for the kids. We got enough to make the backyard pretty. As you can see, it was still snowing at 10:30 AM.
The problem facing us now is that the temperature will drop into the teens tonight and any snow that melted will turn to ice, making the morning commute a problem for working people. Schools will likely delay their opening. Some routes are on narrow hilly roads that can be dangerous.
The Coburg Hills as Seen From Springfield
By tomorrow the Coburg Hills will be whiter as it is supposed to snow quite a bit at that elevation, which is up to 2000 feet. We might get up to an inch here at 500 feet elevation, but I am not counting on it. We were expecting the same yesterday. I enjoy the Coburg Hills every season of the year. The forest and stream are beautiful and the view is wonderful. The view of the Hills from the valley is also pretty, as you can see here.
It is sometimes exciting to drive up there when the snow is deeper. I remember backing down a hillside when I found the road completely covered at the top. The road was on the side of a hill and I had to back down around a corner, with hill on the right and open space on the left. Thank heavens I have done a bit of backing in my life so it was not a problem. That time the snow was fairly deep and, even though I have four wheel drive, I wasn't ready to break trail when the road was completely covered. I figured it was easier to back down. I was alone too, so didn't want to get stuck.
Snow In The Coburg Hills
The forecast for this morning was that we might get a dusting of snow here in the valley. I was disappointed that it didn't happen. We get perhaps one instance a year where we get snow here at the lower elevations. Since I wanted to see some snow, I thought I would head for the hills, the Coburg Hills, where I knew there was some to see. I went up to where the snow was several inches deep. On the way up and back down, I got some nice shots of enough snow on the trees to make an appealing sight. It was a fun drive, but not so good for the exercise I should be getting.
Beaver Dam in Delta Ponds