Tennessee always previews the coming season. Today we saw one of those preview days. It’s cold with snow flurries and wind. I love the season’s first snow.
I don’t love the last snow, though. By then I’m tired of snow, and I’m tired of winter. Last years final snow came in late April. I was real tired of cold and snow by then. Spring could not come too soon.
Today, I’m not tired of winter. I’m enjoying the snow. It’s a great day in East Tennessee:
I really bundled up for my walk. I even wore gloves. Still, the wind cut through me. The temperatures hovered around 30 F, but with wind it feels like 22 F.
This picture showed snow on the ground, but it’s already mostly gone, even though snow is still falling:
The snow started coming small and icy at about eight this morning. it stung. Around ten it turned big and wet, which it remains. Big wet snow is just fun, unless you have to drive in it.
I enjoyed my walk this morning. No cars came by. The snow made everything quiet. But, it got noisy when about 50 geese came by and settled in the water. Those guys know how to break a silence.
I like this view looking north Joyce’s and my patio:
I hope this means we’ll have some snow that sticks this winter. We’ve seen plenty of cold the past two winters and some snow, but the snow never stuck around.
One of our neighbors told us that we can cross country ski on his land when the snow does come. The kids will enjoy skiing. They, Merri in particular, love getting out in the snow. They will make a snowman too.
Jimi doesn’t enjoy the snow as much now that he helps shovel it.
Joyce and I enjoy getting out in the snow also, but we much prefer temperatures above twenty degrees. Last winter we endured two weeks, not consecutive, of lows in the single digits. Recovering Californians don’t like single digits.
You have to love good mornings like today’s.