Today we went to Linden Vineyards to enjoy a cellar tasting and to see what was new on the tasting menu in the main tasting room. We had a very nice time. While we were in the cellar doing our cellar tasting, it started to snow. We knew it was cold and knew it was going to snow but wasn’t expecting it to start so early. It started to stick right away. We hung around awhile and enjoyed some food and wine. Then we decided we should get going. We drove home in the slushy snow on 66. It was just a little scary. We got home fine though. It was so pretty to watch while we were at the winery. By the time we got home it had pretty much stopped and hadn’t accumulated very much in DC. Maybe an inch.

1.56 miles indoors because of the cold and snow.

Snow Walk

It snowed about an inch overnight. My husband didn’t have to go to work today. We had a leisurely breakfast and relaxed most of the day. I did go on a walk in the building and walked 2.14 miles. Then in the evening we went to The Grilled Oyster Company for dinner. It was date night!

Snow Walk

It snowed last night. We only got about 1 inch but it was enough to get my husband out of school. I walked inside today. I walked 2.03 miles. But instead of taking yet another picture of the hallway, I stuck the camera out the kitchen window to show what it looked like today. I love how the sun is hitting the tops of the trees in the afternoon.

Snow Walk

It snowed today. We got about 2 inches. We decided to take a walk. We only walked .71 miles today. It got really cold and we didn’t like the wind hitting our faces so we gave up. But I got a few pictures. We decided to make Christmas cookies instead.

Snow Day!

I woke up early this morning when the snow was just beginning and we had a two hour delay for school. I went back to sleep for a few hours. After waking up the second time the snow is piling up and I don’t have to go to school!

One Last Snow

Everyone in the area thinks this will be our last snow. It snowed all day today. It started about 7:15 in the morning and didn’t end until about 8:00 this evening. The roads and sidewalks were too warm for anything to stick so I went to work on time. In the end we got about 3 inches of snow. Now the temperatures are dropping fast and it’s supposed to be really cold tomorrow with high winds. I do hope this is the last one. I’m ready for spring. I snapped a few pictures with my iPhone.
Before the snow started this morning, I filled the bird feeder at work. The birds came to the feeder right away and started eating. I didn’t have my big camera so I didn’t get any pictures. To help keep the squirrels away from the bird feeder I always put some seed on the windowsill. Sure enough a few minutes after I filled the bird feeder, the squirrels came to the windowsill to get some food. One sat there for a very long time munching on the seeds. I got really close with my iPhone and snapped a few pictures. It’s cute how he has his tail up over his body to keep the snow off. This was early in the morning so the snow hadn’t accumulated much.

The Snow Never Stops

We had such beautiful weather over the weekend. On Saturday it got up to 70 degrees! It was cooler on Sunday but still very comfortable. Late Sunday afternoon the temperature dropped and the snow started. They were predicting 2 to 4 inches. When I got up this morning there was easily 8 to 9 inches on the ground. Luckily they closed school last evening so I didn’t have to worry about getting up so early. It continued to snow most of the day but tapered off by around 1 pm. It was mostly flurries so I don’t think much more was added to the total. Once the snow stopped I went out to clean off my car. Yep, it was almost 9 inches on top of my car. Once I got in the car and got the heater going, it was pretty easy to clean off the car. I did have to shovel the snow around my car and it heavy towards the bottom but I was able to get it pretty clean around my car. I guess this one will be forever known as the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm.

On Saturday evening it was a full moon. I took a few shots of the moon but didn’t use my tripod. Still, I got a decent shot of the moon at dusk.

March Snow

It’s snowing again. We are supposed to get 5 to 9 inches of snow today. It started as ice in the middle of the night and transitioned to snow early this morning. It’s supposed to snow most of the day. I’ve got plenty of things to watch on my DVR.
In other news, I really enjoyed the Oscars last night. Ellen did an amazing job keeping things going and funny. She tweeted a picture out that quickly became the most re-tweeted tweet in history. I retweeted it too just to be part of the fun. I didn’t see any of the movies that were nominated but I did pick 50% of the winners correctly. I do want to see several of the movies and I probably will in the months to come.

Update: The snow finally stopped around 3:00 PM. In the end we got between 6 and 7 inches of snow. During the heaviest snow, I shot some video. Here’s what I saw.

Glass of Wine

I’m enjoying a glass of 2008 Melbac before dinner. Warren is making chicken and pasta while I enjoy my glass of wine. We had a very nice dinner last night for Valentine’s Day. We got each other our favorite chocolates and I’ve been eating them all day. Today we went to a winery while the snow flakes fell. Nothing accumulated but the snow flakes were fun to watch. We’ve had enough snow and are both ready for spring.

Snow Storm

I’m right in the middle of the east coast. It’s has been snowing all night. Right now we have just over a foot of snow. Schools are closed, governments are closed, nothing is moving. I think it will be awhile before I get out. I did go outside to take some photos though. It was sleeting at the time. I think it’s supposed to turn back to snow later today. We could get another three inches on top of what we already have. Here are some photos from my walk. On another note, you might notice I’ve been able to get some of the old posts back on the blog…thanks to an old RSS feed I found that hadn’t been purged yet. Not sure how far back it goes though. Anyway, enjoy the snow!

Final Snow Total

The snow stopped around 10 pm last night. In the end we got 6 inches of snow. I didn’t have to work today and I’m not sure about tomorrow. I went out to clean off my car and there wasn’t much snow on my car. The winds were so strong yesterday that not much stuck to the car. I only had to clear off the drivers side. Then I took a walk around and took some pictures. The wind was so strong that the snow didn’t pile up much on hills. As you can see in the photos the flat areas got most of the snow. It was pretty but it’s SO cold. This morning it was 8 degrees with strong winds. The winds are supposed to calm down tonight. While I love having the time off, I think I might be done with the snow but I know there will be more.

It’s Snowing Today

We haven’t had more than 3 inches of snow since January 26, 2011. They are predicting 5 to 8 inches of snow in the DC area for today. The temperatures are going to plummet as the day moves into night. It started snowing this morning around 9:30. This picture was taken about an hour later. We have a light dusting but the snowflakes are now getting bigger. Luckily I don’t have to work today but that means I do have to work on President’s Day in February. I like a good snow storm when I’m ready for it. I’m ready. I can handle being in my house for a few days. Plus, it’s pretty to look at and I hope to get some nice photos as the snow piles up.
Here’s what it looked like a few hours late.

Snow Walk

Yesterday we went on a snow walk. The snow had stopped in the early morning and the sun came out. It was still very cold but we decided to go on a walk anyway. We were freezing but enjoyed seeing the snow in the city. Here are some photos from our walk.

First Snow

Last night and into the early morning we had our first snow of 2014. It only snowed about 3 inches where I live but it was enough to disrupt things. Luckily I’m still off for the holidays so I can enjoy it. The temperatures dropped big time overnight. Now everything is frozen. It will take some work to clean off my car. It’s pretty to look at though.


Today we had our first measurable snow in the last few years. We got about 2 inches of snow. I took a picture from my balcony in the middle of the storm. I also saw a house finch visiting the bird feeder. I’m glad I had the day off!