and the snow kept falling… (hope you enjoy the pictures mom!)
About 2:00 PM we left the house to check out the snow on the beach and in town. This is what we found.
This is the marina where we put the boat in earlier this year… remember the trips that I got so sea sick!
It was so weird to walk right up to where the wave were coming in and see the water going under the snow drifts. As we drove out near the water you couldn’t see anything on the beach because there was so much snow and so much snow blowing. It really wasn’t safe for people to be driving on the beach because there was no way to know if it was a snow drift you were about to drive into, or a log!
We drove back into town and here are a couple of shots at the entrance to our little town.
So who is Molly? I have no idea. All I know is she was one very happy dog to be out running on the beach. She ran back and forth chasing the birds and then the waves. Our babies, Thor and Cassie stayed home on this trip.
While I ran out to snap a couple of shots, Rick waited in the truck with the heater going full blast. Just a reminder… this picture is taken on the beach. It’s easy to forget this is snow covered sand. In the far distance you can barely make out the dunes.
The wind was blowing the snow so hard it was hard to see at times. When we left the beach to come back into town and we made a quick stop at the restrooms to get this great shot of how deep the snow drifts got. In some places the wind blew all the snow away to bare roads (or black ice).
This is the only time I’ve been glad to see my friend didn’t have her little coffee stand open. I hope she was at home safe, warm and drinking some good coffee. If ever you find yourself in Ocean Shores, be sure to stop by Mocha Madness!
Yes, that is a McDonalds in the blurr. This is the only fast food restaurant we have in town, and they were open and doing pretty good business. This picture was taken just before 4:00 PM – it looks like night time.
Yes, this is the famous Ocean Shores Police Department – I think Rick was glad he wasn’t on duty. (He’s only a reserve so I would think they would make him go out in the cold!) 🙂
It’s hard to tell, but if you look carefully you can see where the canal part of the lake was starting to freeze over and the snow coming down make it look a little creepy.
Cassie got so jazzed when she went out in the snow. She hoped around like the little rabbit she is, I think it had something to do with how cold the snow was on her belly!
I love all the trails the dogs left in the yard.
Well now here it is Sunday night and we are having a few snow flurries and most of the day has been freezing rain and hail. It makes the snow have a very crunchy layer on top. Last night I must have woke up half a dozen times to a loud crashing sound. It was the ice sliding off the roof, and when I was out with the dogs you could hear the ice and snow crashing out of the big trees on the other side of the lake. Sounds echo off the water and it sounds very loud.
OK, some knitting did get done this weekend, and now I need to turn my attention to sleep, so I can get up very early and head in to work. I’ll bring the camera with me just in case.
OK, before I go I leave you with a picture from work (Grays Harbor County Administration building in Montesano) on last Monday (12/15/08). Pretty isn’t it!?!
I hope you all are staying warm and enjoying the holidays and the snow if you have it.