Snow Days in the San Juans

Posted by Sandi

Well it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s wonderful.

The already relaxed winter pace stops abruptly in its snow-tracks, leaving us to cozy by our woodstoves, sip a steamy drink, read a coveted book, check on neighbors and marvel at the scene around us. The evergreen island you thought couldn’t possibly get more beautiful dons her white lace gown and simply takes your breath away. She doesn’t overstay her welcome – just long enough to shake up your routine in a good way, making time for introspection and new perspectives on the natural world. I love it.

I wanted to take photos around the island this week, but with the exception of a few shots on Sunday before “the storm,” it wasn’t meant to be. The steep road in our neighborhood was relegated to makeshift sleds, and my exploration limited to foot travel.  If you have some pics you’d like to share, please post them!


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2 Responses to Snow Days in the San Juans

  1. Beautiful pictures, especially the little Kinglet and the view of Crescent Beach. I haven’t made it to Orcas yet (I live on Vancouver Island) but it’s definitely on the list!

    • Heather, thanks for commenting. I visited your blog and love it! A trip to the wild west side of Vancouver Island in 2002 is what inspired me to move from Florida to the PNW. Hope to get back there someday!