The weathermen around here are zero for two so far this year. Two weeks ago (or maybe just a week, I block out bad weather memories) the weathermen said we might get a couple inches of snow. We got 9 inches. Today it was supposed to snow, maybe a half inch they said - it snowed heavy for HOURS.
I have discovered that apparently weather.com actually gives a better current forecast than NOAA. NOAA had been my previous weather love, but I might have to switch since weather.com told me it was snowing heavy today, and told me the snow would stop at approximately 1 pm. NOAA still wasn't sure it was going to snow at all. (Indeed the snow had stopped by 1 pm, bravo weather.com.)
So it was all pretty and white outside. But Brookings, where I work, is ROTTEN with cleaning off snowy streets, so the roads are terrible with the least amount of snow. So driving when I get close to Brookings in the winter sucks.
But with all the snow and the prettiness, I took my 15 minute break and wandered outside where I was able to capture a couple of pictures. The cow lives across the street from where I work. I even met the owner today, so that was cool. Plus he said I could take all the pictures of his cows that I wanted. Whew, since I had already taken a bunch of photos before I ran into him. The owner, Jim, said he liked the white trees better than the cows, so I shot pictures of the trees too.
Here are the best of both.