Sunday, February 9, 2014

Scenes from a snowy day and snowmobiles

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!

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  1. Diane all those pics are great.. What a beautiful place to live.. So many fun activities...the sledding looks like a blast... I would hate to see houses take that gorgeous views.. Blessings!

  2. What a pretty view!! Beautiful photos of the snow and everyone sledding!!

  3. Diane, your snowy scenes of sledding fun brought a HUGE smile to my face! We used to take our Crazy Carpets that we had bought from good ol' Woolworth's and run for the hills, which basically meant our backyard or nearby parks, right in the city! How fun it was, and I miss it so, yes, even at the age of 49, (soon to be 50!), I would grab a makeshift sled and slide down vineyards if it snowed like that in my neck of the woods! Thank you for sharing these delightful wintry scenes! They are all lovely, but my favourite is the fifth one from the bottom; the thick falling snow, the sledders, and the snowy topped row houses are simply dreamy to this transported Torontonian in Crete!


  4. Your snow pictures are beautiful! Looks like lots of fun :) I too love how the trees look with the snow!

  5. Third photograph from bottom is my favorite. Looks like a Christmas card to me.
    JM Illinois

  6. These are great pictures, Diane! It looks like everyone's having fun in the snow. :) We also got eight inches in our little North Carolina town -- it's been very pretty.

    Thanks for your visit and for following on my blog; I'm a new follower on your blog as well. Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manoar

  7. Hi Diane,

    I just love your winter scenes! Everyone is having so much fun outdoors. We received 2 feet on Friday and a little more is on the way. Hugs, Donna

  8. Oh My Goodness so much fun shown in these priceless images. Made me want to go buy a snowmobile ;) I think any of these would make a delightful greeting card, all very charming~


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