Snow Storm & Power Out

Last night we had our first snowstorm of the season, and it left the entire Methow Valley covered with snow by morning.    At the same time, there was a power outage in the upper valley (Winthrop to Mazama, WA) that provided an opportunity to pause.

The power outage occurred just at dusk, shortly after the snow began to stick to the ground.   For Margaret and I, it was the perfect chance to put a couple logs in the wood stove, and sit back on the couch and watch the snow falling outside as it got dark.   It was the perfect thing to do; the right thing to do.    But without the power outage, I doubt we'd have taken the time to do it.

I didn't get any photos of the new snow.     But here's a great picture of Anna Hansson Haag taken in La Clusaz last December, courtesy of ATOMIC Austria Gmbh / Felix Roittner.