The first of the snow arrived last night. We looked outside this morning and saw a blanket of white outside. It had clearly been snowing for several hours and at 10am was still coming down pretty steadily. While there are still a couple of weeks to go, this certainly bodes well for a white Christmas.
Meaghan and I took the chance to take a walk around and enjoy the snow while it lasted. The wind was biting and I had to find breaks in the flurries for a chance to take pictures of more than just snowflakes on a lens, but I was still able to get a couple of good shots. They are talking on the news about how the temperature tonight will be the lowest since the early 1990s; it is expected to dip to 12°F.
The photo on the left is of a small bush that is usually a bright green and full of leaves; today replaced by a covering of snow. In stark constrast was a tree standing proudly by our little guest house. It’s bright yellow leaves displayed in resistance to the otherwise all-encompassing snow. I uploaded a few more photos to my web album at: http://picasaweb.google.com/stuart.d.thompson/FirstSnowOf2008#.