As I snuggled in my bed last night, I was prepared for nothing special in the weather this morning. Yesterday‘s forecast had been for snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Mother Nature skipped the snow part, and went straight to sleet, and it kept going, all day long. The temperature remained steady at 27 degrees during the whole day, but as bedtime drew nigh, it began to rise quickly and by the time I went to bed it was 32 degrees with no signs of leveling off. So my thoughts of a beautiful morning were of a beautiful rainy, wet morning.
The little girl within me was more than delighted this morning as daylight revealed a thick coating of ice over everything!
I very quickly put breakfast on the table for the family, gobbled mine down, and went out into the wonderland of diamonds and ice.
Thank goodness I have trekking poles! The ice was thick and not forgiving for a false move, and to further complicate things, I’m on the side of a mountain! Every surface is on a slant. With the poles though, I didn’t take a spill.
When I left the cabin, the temperature was 32 degrees and it was very cloudy.
There was no dripping. Everything in a frozen, fairlyland.
As I returned to my cabin, the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds, and like magic, it seemed to begin raining. Of course it wasn’t rain, but melting ice, dripping down on me.
Now this afternoon most of the diamonds and ice are gone from the trees and bushes.
But no worries! There is snow in tomorrow’s forecast!
How cool is that?
Stay tuned! I may be in my element tomorrow again, wandering with my hiking companions, my two cameras, taking snow pictures!