Monday, December 29, 2008

From Snow to Green

Weather shock is leaving Idaho and returning to California. Leaving piles of snow measuring five feet and more, and returning to green. Off go the fur boots, on go the running shoes.

I love my Idaho home. I think it's paradise. But man, we had enough snow there in the last ten days to last a lifetime.

We got back to California yesterday. Before we left Idaho I took these two pictures. The first is the view through a master bath window into the snow-covered forest--looking through the icicles hanging from the roof. The second is a testament to my rebellion. It's the view outside one of my office windows--taken during one of the few sunny hours we saw. The snow-covered hills and lake lie in the distance, with the bay half frozen. In the foreground--my silk flowers, with bits of snow blown in on them. I know, only an idiot hangs silk flowers in the dead of winter. Yup, that would be me.

By the way, the pile of snow beneath the hanging basket was about five feet high.

Sometimes California ain't so bad. :)


Southern-fried Fiction said...

Ah, but when you're able to cozy up inside and not venture out, it's a most beautiful scene.

I'm a weather nut. I love the four seasons, but I'd have to say Fall is my favorite. As a Southern California native, I'm a happy GA transplant. We get all the seasons, but winter is short. If we gat any snow, it's usually once a winter and only half an inch in Atlanta.

We lived north of Albany, NY, for 4 years and I loved the snow. The only thing I didn't like was the gray for 8 months of the year. :) It was mostly hardwoods, so they lost their leaves, and the sky, the ground and the trees were all gray for months on end.

But the Fall ... ahh, that made up for it. :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics. Yeah, I'd stick to California, for sure. But it's nice to visit the cold once in a while, right?

Ok, not too often...once in a great while. I'm a desert girl, I can't take the cold too well.

Anonymous said...

Brandilyn, we had a blizzard in Boise on Saturday, tail end of more than a week of small storms. Still, the snow on the ground was maybe 6" tops. And today we are sunny and 60°. Snow is almost all gone except for where it had been plowed to the sides.


~ Brandilyn Collins said...

That's it, Robin, just rub it in. Miss I-live-in-the-Banana-Belt-of-Idaho RL Hatcher.

Today I hear it's snowing gangbusters in Cd'A--again. More like--still.