Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tired of Winter's Beauty, Really!
Here's the view that greeted me this morning -- looking at the photos, I see that there's more blue than I could appreciate. Immediately after a snowfall, before the skies clear, I'm always struck by what a sombre beauty this palette proffers.
I was going to head over to Vanc'r today (we've got a family wedding to attend there this weekend), but I'm going to put it off 'til tomorrow, I think, and wait out the snow plows. Rain and above-zero temperatures are expected by tomorrow morning which will make for slightly better traction on the roads but there's going to be some massively ugly slush to get through. My sister-in-law is probably nervous about people making their way to the wedding which is in Pitt Meadows, getting out towards the Fraser Valley where there is always more snow than up along the Coast.
One of my sisters returned from a week in Mexico yesterday and is certainly rethinking that decision! But my daughter, Megan, and her fella are heading off to the Bahamas on Saturday to visit his folks -- wonderful timing as the snow will make the warmth that much better -- and by the time they get back, spring will have got the upper hand here, I hope.
I hope you're faring better, weather-wise, but if not, I hope you're figuring out how to make the best of what you've got. I've got the fire going and will content myself with using this "found time" to get more of next week's classes prepped. And maybe a nice glass or two of red wine this afternoon to reward myself . . .