We awoke this morning to several inches of fluffy snow, and large flakes continued to fall throughout the day. It's been thirteen months since the last accumulation at our elevation, so I was super excited to get out in my snowshoes. First, a cozy morning with wool and thermal, coffee, a warm kitty and a sewing project (but more on that later).
Time to get out and enjoy the snowy day.
I walked just a few hundred meters before reaching a trail where I could stap on my snowshoes and start trekking the unmarked snow.
I headed toward the river and turned onto a narrow wooded trail.
All the trees were weighted with the new snowfall and everything was white.
Coming out of this first trail, under huge mistletoe clusters.
I spent a little time in the open fields.
Then made my way to the vineyards.
Crossing the border.
Onto another wooded trail
As I looped back towards home, 3 hours later, house lights were turning on across the valley and the snow had stopped falling. I'm hoping with the predicted cooler temperatures, the snow will stay for a little while. It's been great to finish January with a wintery blast- I haven't had quite enough wintery weather, and now, it won't be too long before we start looking forward to spring.