We’ve had a crazy mild winter this year- 40s and 50s, and more often sunny than not. It almost felt like we forgot to have winter.
Well. We remembered.
And decided to have an entire season’s-worth of winter all in one weekend.It started snowing Friday around lunchtime, and kept on going all through the night, until we ended up with knee-deep (or at least calf-deep) snow blanketing the city. We hit 9 inches on our back deck on Saturday morning!I know that as a transplant from the Midwest I’m supposed to go on and on about how “back in my day we’d drive in three feet of snow, uphill both ways, with our eyes closed, just for fun.” But, I gotta say, I kind of love the Seattle way of dealing with snow. Here, we don’t tough it out, we don’t fight it, we don’t shovel or salt or plow. We just stock up on food when there’s snow in the forecast, call out from work and hunker down. This morning, I’m fully embracing my inner Seattleite and enjoying the snow through the window, cozy with my knitting and a cup of tea. Maybe we’ll go outside and make a snowman later, or maybe we’ll just stay inside until the snow melts. Is there snow where you are? What do you do when the snow hits?
I’m a Midwestern transplant too, from NE Ohio to the L.A. area. I still crack up at the panic a rain causes but try to remember that there are people here who still think lightning bugs are an urban myth.
I was quite surprised and dismayed the last few days because it got cold enough here to form black ice *gasp* on a few of the roads. No fair, Mother Nature! I thought I left that behind!
I spend the rainy cold days I don’t have to work like you: with my yarn, my needles or lately crochet hook, and a fire warming us as we watch Netflix and enjoy just being at home.
We have snow for about 7 months of the year. When it snows, life just goes on as normal. We are usually snow-free by the end of April or beginning of May. I’m in Finnish Lapland, above the Arctic Circle and we have about 23 inches of snow at the moment.