Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow Day

We had about eight inches of beautiful snow over the weekend.  Most of it fell between 18 and 24 degrees F.  Soon, there will be a solid skiing base.  The lake just started freezing over less than ten days ago, so eight inches of snow on it will impact how the ice begins to thicken.  As soon as the wind comes up, we'll get a good look at the ice.

A fireweed, mantled in snow

Currants are showing deep, bright red through the powdery snow

More currants

Feltleaf willows, barely bending under the winter's first sprinkling

Icicles, hanging outside the arctic entry

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the snow but not the cold..former Fairbanksan