Saturday, 10 December 2016

Snowy Days and Nights.

Thursday evening the clouds started to gather, we were predicting snow through the overnight and on Friday.
 At about 7:40 this is what the courtyard looked like.  Living at river level I never know how much snow will arrive due to the warming influence of the river and low elevation.
 Looking across the courtyard at my neighbour's Christmas lights.
 And towards the river.  Just a dusting of snow with a promise of more to come.
 Around 1:50 in the afternoon it started to snow heavier and you can see the trees are starting to be covered with snow.
 Here is a closer look at the weeping Cherry tree near our water feature.
 Pulling back you can see how covered things were getting.
 Not seeing the Alex Fraser Bridge at all.
 This next set of pictures were taken without a flash at about 9:30, you can see the boardwalk lit up and how much more snow has fallen.
 Looking towards the water feature.
 Some years during cold spells this feature freezes over completely.
 Christmas lights, none in the gazebo this year.
 Looking more towards the river again.
 In the background you can see lights from the Surrey Fraser Docks.
This morning's view of the courtyard.
 Right now there is a mix of snow and rain so it will be interesting to see if it turns colder and the snow begins to fall or if the temperatures warm up and this will be soon gone?
 The pond is freezing a bit if you look at the difference in the colour of the water and can see the slushy snowy ice at the foreground.
Off to run some errands and see how much snow there is at higher elevations.  Here is a short video of the snow falling taken with my iPad.  A bit shaky as I wasn't dressed for the weather.


WoolenSails said...

Everything looks beautiful covered in snow, but not fun to drive in.
I do hate when it rains, makes more of a mess and a lot more slippery.


Kyle said...

I tend to be a wimp when it comes to getting out in the slippery cold weather. It's beautiful to look at, but most drivers don't know how to drive in it.