I've been waiting and hoping for some snow here, but we got more than we bargained for in SW Washington and surrounding areas. It started in our region on Thursday and by Sunday we had received about 8 inches altogether. I know many of you are tired of snow, it has been everywhere, but it is wonderful to see it in our area since we haven't had much rain yet this year and we needed the moisture.
I had been planning on doing a post for Valentine's day, but this snowstorm changed that and I wanted to share all the snow related activities going on behind our home.
I love the huge evergreens in our region and they are so beautiful with snow.
These pics aren't the best with my point and shoot. I did manage to get a few fairly decent ones though. We moved into our house almost 3 years ago and one of the reasons we chose it was because of the open spaces behind our house. That is now changing and developers are starting to build houses behind us, so this is likely the last view we will have like this. There is a large sloped area across the street and behind our home which is perfect for sledding.
The view through our sliding patio door. I could not get a good pic of this, it was so overcast that day. I still have the Christmas cling up of Snoopy and Woodstock.
I put together a collage of some of my favorite images.
Most of these pics were taken through our glass patio doors or upstairs. I had a cold over the weekend so didn't join in. I likely prevented an injury to myself. Tranquil scene of snowboarders with their dog.
I wasn't able to get a good pic of Mom and daughter sledding, so I took this one. Look at the little girl's oversized gloves. Very cute.
Some stylish looking sledders.
Snowboarder sliding down the street behind our home. Notice the lovely shopping cart in the snow. Some of these pics were taken on Friday when we actually had some blue skies for awhile.
It was really amusing when one of our neighbor's took his family out in his snowmobile. They were having so much fun buzzing around.
He has a wild looking snowmobile. Obviously it's been modified somewhat and has zebra like stripes and unusual looking gears in the back. The shape of it reminded me of a small helicopter. His little girl enjoyed her ride.
A wide open view of the land behind us. That pile of snow that looks like a snowdrift is actually snow on top of a pile of dirt. They are starting to build some new homes to the left of it. We know how lucky we've been to have this view the last few years. To see how this area looked behind our house a year ago visit here.
I wasn't able to get some good photos of the sledders going down the hill, I was too far away, but I did manage to get some pics of them heading down during the heavy snow. It's the Sochi mini slopestyle competition!
Trudging back up the hill. I was surprised how easy it was for them to walk back up the slippery slope. I think someone from the construction crew in the yellow jacket was keeping an eye on things.
I'm sure there were at least 50 and likely more out there at one time. They were fairly orderly, focusing on sledding and boarding. It's getting a little rowdier today though. Who needs the mountains when you have these little slopes to slide down.
A view of the snow covered trees in front of our house from an upstairs window.
I love the beautiful frosted look the snow creates on these trees. One of my favorite parts of winter. We're having a big warm up on Monday, so this won't be around much longer. Hopefully I can get a Valentine's post put together. Thanks for stopping by!