Winter Wonderland on Salt Spring

Of the two weeks that I was able to spend here on Salt Spring, it is only as I am about to leave that I am frustrated with Mother Nature.  When on the island in winter, I expect some rain and some low IMG_0099clouds, also some warm and cool sunny days.  However, I try to avoid snowfalls! 

 

I woke up to this view on Wednesday morning!

 

It has always been my misfortune to encounter snowfalls when I visit the island in December and January.  They last for about a week and usually bring the island to a standstill.  This visit was no exception…..it has been snowing, lightly, for a few days but the temperatures have been between –IMG_00973 and –5 so the snow isn’t melting! 

 

More snow!

 

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View from the front of the house

 

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Our snow covered road…….it’s not supposed to look like this!

 

 

My seaplane travel was cancelled due to weather so now I have to take the longer ferry ride to Vancouver.  I am glad this is all happening the day before I have to catch my plane.  It would be very nerve-wracking to be trying to keep to a schedule so that I wouldn’t miss my plane.

Looking on the bright side, I did enjoy my two walks in the snow today – it was quiet and the snow IMG_0106was virgin in many places 

 

 

The back woodsy path to the main road enabled me to check out road conditions on the steep Sunset hill

 

 

 

On the disappointing side, I had to cancel dinner with friends on this last night here.  I had been looking forward to a fun evening – now it is a quiet evening at home, alone.

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