Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 6th - First Snowfall to Hit the Valley Floor of 2011

I like to record the first and last snowfall of each season and look for patterns.  It snowed in the mountains two days ago, but reached the valley floor today. 

I'm so ready to move out of Northern Nevada.  Our first winter snow was charming after growing up in Los Angeles, but after 23 years of white stuff falling from the sky (usually October through June), Arizona is looking mighty nice to me.  I can deal with the huboobs. 


Grey Horse Matters said...

Well that's ridiculous. You don't even get a nice Autumn. This is waaay too early for snow. Can't blame you for thinking of moving.

Jeni said...

EEEEKkkk !!! So not ready to see that stuff!!!

Reddunappy said...

LOL OK, what is a huboob??? LOL LOL LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I am in complete agreement with you, except for the moving to Arizona part (John working in Hot as Hell Phoenix these past 6 months have changed his mind about the possibility of us moving there. You can always add more clothes to stay warm, but you can't get naked enough to stay cool when you're dealing with 120F temps. gah!).

Impressive photos. We're preparing for this same freak Arctic Storm right now.

And I must admit I'm still a little annoyed at some of the bloggers who seemed to think I was being too much of a Debbie Downer when posting about how much I miss summer and dread the arrival of Fall
They just don't understand how short-lived Autumn is in our area.

Stay warm and safe,

Mikey said...

C'mon down! I can't believe you have snow already. Brrrr... it's chilly down here too, which means 70 and we're wearing jackets and socks again.

fernvalley01 said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! I am SOOO not ready!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I was just stopping by to look at your snowy photos again. Our skies are dark grey and cloudy and the temps have dropped down into the mid 40's, but no snow flurries yet, just some rain bands moving through.

I was just eyeing those chewed up fence boards and a light bulb moment happened for me.
They remind me of mountain ranges. If you were crafty with paint, perhaps you could paint on some clever sayings or quotes, spray with clear coat to weatherize, and attach a chain for hanging? Or you could paint on a farm/ranch name and possibly sell them?

You know how people love to buy paintings created by horses or elephants? Imagine how excited some folks will be to buy something special and meaningful that was chewed by horses.

*Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas W. Higginson

*Behind every mountain lies a valley.~ Dutch Proverb

*Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
William A. Ward

*Faith will move mountains.~ Traditional Proverb

*Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between.~ Gaelic Proverb

*It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.~ Sir Edmund Hillary

*It rained on the mountaintop, but it was the valley below that got flooded.~ African Proverb

*Love is like fog — there is no mountain on which it does not rest.~ Hawaiian Proverb

*The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.~ Al Neuharth

*The higher the mountain the lower the valley, the taller the tree the harder the fall.~ Dutch Proverb

I can imagine it's annoying to have your horses chewing and destroying your fences, but you could turn the lemons into lemonade, and have a special keepsake memory of times gone past, when one day your horses have passed on. Just an idea.


Breathe said...

It never snows in the Hill Country. Just saying.


Dreaming said...

Ugh! That is early.... but we're supposed to get some tonight, at least according to one of the weather services.
At least here (not sure about Northern Nevada) the weather will change and we'll have beautiful, warm, sunny days between snow storms.

Crystal said...

Hmm cant believe you have snow before us up here in Canada. We got rain last night and lots of it, sooo glad it wasnt snow!

Vaquerogirl said...

You and Lisa have my sympathy!

achieve1dream said...

Snow! *faints* That sucks. We go some years with no snow, but when we do get snow it's not ever until January at the earliest. I think the latest we've ever had is March. Yeah, I'm not ever going north lol. I hope it clears out soon and you get some pretty weather. You need a nice autumn to enjoy. :)

I really like Lisa's idea about the boards. That is so creative!