Monday, February 10, 2014
The Snowy Day
While nearly the whole country got clobbered with crazy winter weather, we were enjoying a much larger share of sunshine than we usually receive in this season. It's been dryer, milder, and the most pleasant winter I've experienced since I moved to the Northwest twenty years ago.
But this weekend, that all changed and we got hit with a snow storm. It started snowing heavily Saturday evening, and Sunday morning we woke up to a fluffy white blanket covering our world.
We had a light dusting earlier in the season, but this is the first time Wylla has witnessed anything like this, and she spent the morning wide-eyed, perched in the window with Bean.
After breakfast, Craig and I bundled up for a walk, and we decided to see if the girls might like to explore the snow a bit too.
We opened the front door, and let them step out. They didn't go too far - Wylla stopped at the welcome mat and Bean stepped a few inches beyond. They were curious, but it was cold, so they turned around and came back in and sat on the rug just inside the door and peered outside. Wylla stepped out again, and Craig took her into the front yard and set her on the ground. She sniffed the snow, then skipped back inside. That was enough.
Here are Wylla's tiny paw prints on the mat.
And Bean's bigger ones.
Bean prints above, and Wylla prints below.
Bean's winter coat.
Wylla sniffs the snow.
Wylla's prints on the steps left while dashing back into the house.
Human and kitty paw prints.
It warmed up and rained heavily last night, so much of the snow is gone today. That's fine. We had our taste, and that was plenty for all of us.