This is a "La Nina" year. Sea temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are on a cooling trend this season, causing more rain and snow on the west coast than is considered "normal". Storms bringing wind, rain, and snow are passing through on a steady basis. Sunshine is scarce. The grey days of winter are short and it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs done. But there is a blessing in this pattern as well. Embracing the seasons and welcoming the changes in climate and temperature gives variety to life. The mountains nearby have a reported seven feet of snow this January! And if one chooses to drive to the snow, they will be sure to find the sunshine as well! Above the clouds the sun shines! Looking down to the valley below, one can see a carpet of cloud-tops, white like cotton. And above, sunshine for the soul. It's time for a mountain drive!
Photo copyrighted by Rylan 2008