Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 6, 2013

Snow Closes Out the Year

Usually the meteorologists are wrong about storms....they blow everything out of proportion and wind everyone up with their dire, worse case scenario predictions, which never come to fruition.  On December 29th, however, they were spot on.  Rain was to start in our area in the late afternoon and turn to snow by 8, and go all night.  The Cape, being so close to the water, wouldn't get hit as bad as other areas.  This also happened to be the night of my high school 30th reunion, which I'd decided not to attend due to the outrageous cost.  A small group of us decided to meet at Bobby Byrne's  Pub in Sandwich for drinks and food.  

Once the weather turned bad that afternoon, I figured there was no way I was making the trek over the bridge.  My hubby was going out that night and the plan was for him to relax at home while I was out, and I'd return in time to take him to his truck.  We spent a nice afternoon with his daughter & her boyfriend watching 'Shawshank Redemption', so he never got the chance to nap during the day. The rain started falling heavily around 4:00 pm; it was pounding against the windows.  Let me tell you, I have a wonderful, sweet and amazing man.  He knew I wanted to see my friends, and he gallantly decided that he'd rather sacrifice his comfort in order to see that I got to and from Sandwich safely.  When we drove over, it was pouring down rain in buckets.  Ice cold rain, blowing sideways.  We visited and had a lot of laughs with our tiny group of 6, and when we left a couple hours later, the snow had started.  It was a dicey drive home.  I got him to his truck and got home as thick flakes were falling fast and furious.  

Looking straight up at the sky

The next morning I awoke to bright sunshine and everything looking like it was festooned with sugar.

I was clomping around the yard in my boots and jammies when I woke up at 8:30.  It seemed like it was already starting to melt and I wanted to get pics right away.  That's OK, I think my neighbours think I'm weird anyway.  ;-)

I should have gotten them scarves and hats!



  1. Anonymous11:56 AM

    I's say boots and jammies Jojo did a great job with the pictures!

  2. Beautiful. You're a master with the camera, JoJo.

  3. How gorgeous! Those shots are well worth the neighbors thinking you're weird :)

  4. Awesome shots JoJo! I am still learning to use my new camera; methinks I'd like to find a photography course around here... can't seem to find a decent one online.

    Your man is wonderful - good that you got out to see your friends!

    And I LOVE winter! The blue sky against the snow and ice is beautiful!

  5. Wow! Amazing shots. Looks like it's really cold in there.

    Storms in my place are far more devastating though. Even meteorologist can't tell!

    Just dropping by.
    From the Philippines. :-p

  6. Hoping for NO snow this year. No rain for several months either.

  7. Snow is beautiful! Too bad it has to been so damn cold!

    Fantastic pictures JoJo :)

  8. Lovely photos. There is something beautiful about newly fallen snow, before it is smashed to a brown mush by cars and pedestrians.
    Yes, I bet the two flamingos would have appreciated a wooly scarf or a thick, downy jacket - they tend to be rather thin blooded and prefer warmer weather. ;)