There is nothing quite like the first snow of the year. This is a true statement, not just opinion and I happen to know so because there is physical evidence. On the day of the famous first snow, everyone drags out their sleds, parkas, scarves, and snow tires, whether it is cold or not. It doesn't really matter how much snow there is in actuality, because everyone reacts the same way whether there is a quarter inch, or two feet. Emotions range from panic, to sheer excitement. Every one around will tell you that we are going to have a big winter this year. Children sled in their inch of wet slush and hold out a feeble hope that school will be canceled due to "extreme" weather conditions and by noon all of the grocery stores have run out of cocoa and hot cider mix.
Amongst all of the excitement, Canon and I still manage to get out there and snap a few pictures. Here is our latest work..
This is Corin, stalking his way through the snow. He looks as though he is intently chasing something, and in fact he was. Moments later he pounced upon our unsuspecting parked Jeep.
I thought this was a neat subject. I like the contrast of the fuzzy-looking snow against the smooth wood grain and chrome.
Our dog Dodge huddled under a blanket of snow. We dubbed him "The Pupsicle". I learned something really neat while taking this shot; for years I have tried to catch falling snowflakes on film, but in the picture you can't see them. In the dark with the flash on, the show up really well.
Last but not least, we have Grace-Marie in elbow deep powder making a snowballs.
That will have to be all for now, but I hope to get back to you with the latest weather report.
This is Mary-Hannah McGuffey reporting live from Hosanna Ranch.