Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow Day!

Western Washington got quite a lot of snow yesterday, and by "a lot," I mean five to ten inches. I grew up in the Northeast where it was common to have a foot of snow in late October and it took several feet and whiteout conditions to cause a snow day, so I am definitely no wimp when it comes to snow. But here in Washington, there are so few plows and salt/sand trucks, not to mention a lot of hills and fluctuating temperatures (leading to melting and re-freezing), that a few inches of snow is enough to shut down the whole region.

On the plus side, I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home occasionally, so that is exactly what I did yesterday.

The cats were not sure what to make of the white stuff so they kept an eye on it until it stopped falling from the sky.



11 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow. Really. Even for us, at one time. Looks pretty through the window, though. :-)

Kjelle Bus said...

Here in the south part of Sweden we don´t get much snow either. This winter we have had non at all :(
Great that you cold work from home yesterday !

Rene said...

Scarlett looks a little unsure, but Melly seems to be taking it in stride. We got 8" last week, and are getting 5+" on Friday. . but we're in Wisconsin so that's what happens in January!

Simba said...

Wowies, lots of snow for Washington! The kitties must have been a bit amazed. Stay safe and warm.

Sparkle said...

Melly is in almost exactly the same position as she is in your header photo - except the view she is looking out at is white!

ABBY said...

Whoa that is a lot of white stuff!
We hope you don't get anymore.

Abby purrs

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you have way more snow than we do!! We are supposed to get a bunch tomorrow though......stay warm!

BeadedTail said...

Snow is fun to watch but it's sure cold! Our snow is all gone and now we have too much rain which means no sunpuddles. Yuck.

The Island Cats said...

We bet Scarlett and Melly were quite intrigued by all that white stuff!

Au and Target said...

We seen ice cubes but never snow. It looks COLD!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wishing you a prosperous, auspicious and joyous Year of the Dragon.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

!0" of snow? That is taller than we are... Snuggle!