Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Andean Dreams

This is how much snow fell overnight. I left work about 4:00 yesterday when it started snowing in earnest. I have never experienced such a harrowing drive, and I've lived here since 1975. I drove about 12 miles in near white-out conditions, with snow falling so fast that I had to put my windshield wipers on high. With only a couple hundred feet of visibility, headlights appeared almost at the same time as I came upon the vehicle. At one point, a pair of headlights crept past me on the left, then almost immediately I saw a pair on my right side - freakout! It was the lights of a car that had spun out, but they were able to pull back on the road after I passed which is good because I was afraid to stop.

I took a picture of Zaria this morning. The distortion is because I had to shoot through the window. I still hadn't shoveled the deck. She came to us from Oregon so the only weather she had experienced before coming here was rain. She's chewing her cud (is that what llamas do?) and completely is contented. I believe she's having Andean dreams.

5 comments:

margene said...

At least this weather makes someone happy!
We had the same storm hit here this morning. It was a big mess and I was so happy to arrive at work just before it hit.

Purple Fuzzy Mittens said...

It was quite a drive for me, too, and I only had 2.5 miles to go. I was in the truck, so I am lucky I didn't end up in Rancho San Raphael at the bottom of the hill.

Minya said...

I had almost a foot on my car! NUTS! But we need so much more.

beryl said...

Igor and I finished up with clearing the road yesterday PM after working almost non stop for a couple of days. This amount of snow isn't unusual for us, however. Some of the fluffy white stuff is drifting down again as I write this. Your pictures are impressive for desert snow.

Birdsong said...

Lovely photo! Yes, that was quite a storm and so glad you got safely home. Today (Friday) is absolutely beautiful and the weekend will probably melt off most of your snow.