Sunday, December 10, 2017

Predictions

At first, there was some confusion. An earlier than planned departure to the city to avoid dangerous sleety roads resulted in moving over dry roads with fewer cars than normal. Waiting for dinner and a school play and the start of the predicted snowfall resulted in a cold but dry nighttime walk through the neighborhood to the nearby elementary school past the houses with bright holiday decorations. Greetings in the early morning on my laptop said: "Welcome, it is now snowing where you are." This all was very confusing as there were absolutely no white stars falling from the sky. We packed our overnight bags to head back home mid-morning just as small dots of dandruff danced down from the sky. Predictions kept saying 2-5 inches, and the further south we drove getting closer to home, the predictions finally began to come true.  

Because the roads were mostly dry we took a drive down some country roads before heading home.  I like the bones of abandoned homes and old tobacco barns outlined in newly fallen wet snow.





These black birds were on the country road eating something and flew up to the trees when we drove by.




8 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful photos, Tabor!

Mage said...

Simply magic stuff. Please consider putting together a show of your photography. Perhaps a local gallery. Maybe your library or something in Washington. You really have your glasses on today.

Bob Bushell said...

Hi Tabor, everything is beautiful, but, cold.

joeh said...

Nice!

messymimi said...

Such lovely pictures! Places like that are especially beautiful if you are in your warm car or home.

ellen abbott said...

yes, beautiful photos. I think abandoned farm houses are so sad.

Studio Maywyn said...

Lovely photos
Tonight the first significant snowfall for this area is expected. There's a dusting from earlier to day.

Linda Reeder said...

You built up anticipation with your words, and your wonderful photos did not disappoint.