February 5th and 6th, 2016
Yesterday we had our biggest snow storm yet. It began snowing before we awoke and continued until early evening. There was very little wind which made it all that much more beautiful.
I took Cap for a walk down to Flat Bay, then along the shore, and finally back up onto Oak Point Road. There is a trail leading down to the bay that is heavily tree lined. The snow was quite sticky and clung to the branches and needles creating a bit of a snow arch. When Cap and I came up the bank that separates the “beach” from an empty house near the road, we spooked a red fox. Actually Cap didn’t see the fox, but he soon caught the scent. I was pretty happy that he listened to me and came back when I called. He sure wanted to go on the hunt though. The walk back was easy since the road had been plowed.
Flat Bay shore (B&W)
Today the sun was just rising when I got up to make coffee. I turned up the heater, put the kettle on, and went out on the deck to take a few pictures. My photos never seem to capture what the eye sees, but you can get a sense of the how pristine everything looked. No foot prints marred the smooth blanket of snow.
Later in the morning we took the three dogs across the way to the absent-neighbors property with the big open field. I’ve mentioned their place before. The snow depth was about a foot, maybe a bit less. The dogs just love running in it. They do a sort of jumping and pouncing run. If they smell something they’ll put their whole head into the snow. It is all quite comical.
At the end of the neighbor’s property one comes out on the other side of the peninsula. Oak Point Road runs down the middle. I’ve taken a few photos from the same spot. The one below was taken near high tide.
Despite this “large” snowfall, all the roads are plowed and the main highway into Milbridge is clear, so we did some grocery shopping. The parking lot was relatively full suggesting that, yesterday, people just stayed at home.