First Snow of the Season

A light dusting of snow on the ground.

The weather forecast was that the snow would begin this evening, but when has 2020 waited for anything? It started this morning and while it’s not been in great amounts, it also never really stopped coming. And thus: lots of white to welcome in December. Which apparently will shoo it away quickly — there will be several days of above freezing temperatures if the forecasts are correct — but from now on, snow is likely never too far away.

Fine. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

— JS

16 Comments on “First Snow of the Season”

  1. Hey John: Out of curiosity, are you still working on that concept album you’ve hinted about?

  2. I don’t mind snow to look at, but I am Not A Fan of driving in the stuff. One of the few actual bright spots about 2020 is that since my employer shifted everyone to telecommuting, I won’t need to navigate snowy roads to and from work this winter.

  3. In West Michigan will just received a little snow. But it’s early. When the lake effect from Lake Michigan kicks in we’ll get buried.

  4. This is my favourite way to see snow – in a picture, somewhere a long way away from me. It does look nice before it starts melting and turns into slush and mud, though.

  5. Coincidentally, halfway across the globe, we had our first snow this season too this morning!

  6. Snow <3 Had our first snow here a little more than a week ago. Our half-Husky-half-Samoyed went nuts <3 At 60 degrees North, it tends to be a little dark until we get snow. So it's always very much appreciated.

  7. Haven’t had snow here in the Silicon Valley flatlands in probably 10-15 years. (We get it up on the mountaintops every 2-3 years, which range 2000-4000′ high.) I like the stuff, and entirely don’t miss having to shovel it.

    Back when I lived in NJ we once had an apartment with front and back doors. Cat wanted to go out the back door, we opened it for her, she stepped in the snow and said “yuk, I don’t like that”, came in and headed for the front door. So we opened that for her, and she was very put out that there was snow there too! (A friends said “She was looking for The Door Into Summer.”)

  8. Not having to drive around in the snow this year very much is one unexpectedly positive side effect of a pandemic, I suppose.

  9. Our first snow this year was in September. Y’all are way behind. Colorado weather is so random.

  10. First snow here in SE Idaho was about a month ago and it’s been snowing on and off since. The big stuff is coming, though. I have a 10-month old longhaired German Shepherd who LOVES the snow and cold, as do I.

  11. That is such a beautiful view. The snow, the bare trees, etc. Living down in Texas I rarely get anything like that (which my wife likes, as she feels about cold as I feel about heat). I’m jealous.

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