It doesn't often snow here in western Washington state. We have a very mild climate considering how far north we actually are. But for the past 3 or 4 days it has been snowing almost constantly. Soft, tiny, downy white flakes of snow. Once even big poofy flakes of snow.
This is the view out my living room window of my neighbor's house across the street. Do notice that I still have my "Happy Lights" up. My neighbor came over day before yesterday and asked if she and her kids could use my driveway to sled in the snow. Her driveway, as you can see, is not very steep and is pretty short to boot while mine....
As you can see, my driveway is steep (steeper than it looks in the photo) and long. It continues up and out of the range of the photo to the right for another good 30 feet, at least. Her 12-year-old daughter and her little brother (about 3 or 4) went sledding down the driveway the past couple of days - having a great time on their little plastic sleds.
The sleds are about the only color in the neighborhood right now - except....
Just take a look at what I saw a few minutes ago:
Isn't he just gorgeous?!!! Or...maybe it's a "she". I never can tell the difference with Jays.
Then, looking out the windows to the driveway side, I spotted this lovely thing:
And another paused from munching on my trees long enough to give her a good look:
There were two others just to the right of this girl. Two males with small antlers munching on my trees. Hard to find a decent meal in the snow:
Normally, I have a lovely view of the Olympic mountains from my living room windows, but today (and for the past several days) they have been hidden behind clouds. In fact, for a while I could not even see the land just there across the bay. Everything is white and gray:
But inside, all is snug and warm.
I hope you enjoyed the view from my windows this morning. We do have a Winter Wonderland out there. I, however, am staying inside.
~ AngelMay ~