I woke up this morning and thought to myself, it's our (U.S.) inauguration day. I looked at the clock and saw that it was 4:30 am and thought: back to sleep for me. First I went to the bathroom and happened to look out the window. It's snowing, it's snowing, so I grabbed my camera. Then I went back to sleep for another three hours, wooohooo!I was even more excited when I woke up the second time to realize that we were getting some sure enough snow, not just a light dusting which is all we've had so far this winter. Actually our light snow was back in November before it was even winter, and nothing since then.
I had to laugh when I saw that we got 6 inches of snow where I live because that is exactly what I ordered. I blogged recently about how I wanted 6 inches of fluffy snow and I'll be darned if that wasn't exactly what we got.I doubt the animals were as happy as I was about the snow, but I put out a few treats for them. I was also very happy that it didn't snow in Washington, DC and that the wonderful Inauguration Day was clear for the large group of people who gathered at the Capitol.
Although I was watching the Inauguration from my home television and wasn't there physically, I found myself becoming quite emotional. I thought President Obama's address went very well, and the whole event was quite beautiful to me. The shots of the people that gathered in Washington were phenomenal and the music blew me away (the perfect combination of musical performances).I have been watching the inaugural events on and off all day and evening and thought I'd take a break and post some of my snow shots.
It snowed fairly steadily most of the morning and early afternoon. It was also lovely at the end of the day how the sun came out just enough to set.I know some of my blogging friends have had more snow than they wanted this year so I'll probably be mixing up my snow and flower shots in upcoming posts. When I did my post with 2008 summer flower shots I never got around to posting, I barely scratched the surface of flowers I thought I'd post at some point.
If you notice my footprints going across my deck in the shot above, I wasn't setting up a picnic for myself. I was walking across the deck to put some treats out on the ledge for the birds and squirrels. They seemed appreciative.