Snow Blessings

We had snow this weekend.  The first real snow we’ve had for a couple of years.  Yes, it’s spectacular but more important than that, it’s the snow that is critical to replenishing the groundwater and dams.  The snowmelt runs off much more slowly than rain, making it much more valuable.  Depending on severity and timing, though, farmers hate it as much as they love it.

We woke this morning, embraced by snow.  The Langeberg Mountains to the North and the Sonderend Mountains to the south were both sprinkled with snow.  Quite rare as in the nearly eight years we’ve been here, this is the first time it’s been quite as dramatic.

This was the view looking south from our house:  the Laneberge (Long Mountains).

This looking south up the Road to Nowhere towards the Sondereinder (Without End) mountains.

After lunch, Monday being Monday and clean-up after Sunday Supper, we headed up that road – a little later than we perhaps should have.

Here is a selection of shots – most saved for another time.

This is what greeted us as we left the village.

A rainbow.  We have much for which to be grateful.

Then, water on the causeway – not seen for many a moon.

For the rest you will have to wait:  this is just a teaser.  Hope to share more tomorrow:  I have run out of time today and have a guest arriving shortly.

All photos with my Samsung bridge.  Very little touching up other than the odd crop.  This time, they speak for themselves.  Re-sizing not necessary as I’m preparing this on WordPress and publishing to @steemit thanks to help from @jrvacation, @vornix and @zord189

PS  I have a bit of work to do to get things – like the footer, right!

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