Winter Wasn’t Done With Us Yet


I’m currently on vacation, so was slow in getting this post put together. Slow in transferring the photos from my camera SD card, slow in writing the post, slow in prepping it for posting. But vacations are for taking things slow, so I don’t apologize.

I arrived at my mom’s house in La Conner (about an hour north of Seattle) on Sunday, March 3rd. She and my stepdad are currently gallivanting around on a two month vacation. I’m borrowing their home for a vacation getaway for myself, while also making sure the house plants are watered and the neighborhood birdies and squirrels continue to be fed.

Last Wednesday, Mother Nature decided to demonstrate she was not yet ready to release her winter grip on us. I was talking on the phone with my mom at around 11 AM when I glanced out the den window and was shocked to see a furious flurry of fluffy flakes falling. I interrupted my mom by blurting into the phone, “It’s snowing!”

We wrapped up our conversation and I spent quite a bit of time watching the falling snow through the large picture windows. It was so beautiful and peaceful watching the white flakes drift past the dark green backdrop of the surrounding evergreen trees.



Of course I eventually had to grab my camera so I could capture this rare March winteryness. By the time I took my first photos it had already been snowing for over an hour and as you can see it wasn’t sticking at all. The temperature never got down to freezing the entire day.


Whatchoo lookin’ at, lady? It’s just snow.


Hey, Mr. Thrush, you have a snowflake on your head.


After taking a bunch of pictures I got the gas fireplace going and sat on the sofa with a snuggly throw blanket and a book. While reading I glanced up occasionally to watch the dancing flames and flakes. It was a perfect afternoon.

As the afternoon went on the snow fell thicker and faster, until I could barely see across the nearby Swinomish Channel. Even though it wasn’t technically cold enough, the sheer volume of snow falling meant it start sticking anyway. I decided to go for a very short drive so I could take some photos across the channel.

I only took a few quick shots of La Conner because my camera isn’t weather resistant and I wasn’t in the mood to get wet myself. When I got back to my mom’s house I put on my long lens to try to get a few more bird pics with snow on the branches.


Rainbow Bridge faint in the background.





Snow never phases the juncos.


Yep, it was a pretty great way to spend a vacation day.


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