Friday, March 2, 2018

Snow world

Last evening, when I was at the March meeting of the Grand Island Historical Society, the snowfall started. The wind howled. The weather forecast was for snow. Lots of snow. Our meetings are usually fairly long. We have a speaker, who talks about local history, although not necessarily Grand Island. Then we have a short meeting, which is followed by dessert and coffee or tea. Last night, we were encouraged to have our refreshments during the meeting so we could leave before the Big Storm hit.

The snow fell through the night. I had a glimpse of what was to come on the ride home. The snow was coming sideways at Curt's truck. It was coming fast and it was being carried by a strong wind. 

In the morning, I woke up to a winter wonderland. In March. It was enough snow during the night to result in the closing of schools throughout the region. Truly, the saying was true. March came in like a lion, a roaring lion. Apparently, I missed the most dramatic part of the wild snowfall: the thunder snow. At some point during the night, there was a thunder storm, with lightning and thunder and... snow. Apparently, that is a rare weather phenomenon. Hmmm. I slept through a rare weather phenomenon. OK.

Well, let's hope that March leaves like a gentle lamb.

So... the return of winter. It's back after that lovely day (just three days ago), when I took a walk along the river and shared my photographs here. I took a shorter walk today, and here are some of the images of the wintry early March day.

This is a wetland after rain and snow.

Today, the Niagara River is a metallic color, as opposed to the bright blue that it was on Tuesday afternoon.

This and the following two pictures are views of the Niagara River. There are large chunks of ice floating down the river.



5 comments:

menopausal mama said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow! I live in south Florida----we have been in the 80's all week.

Alana said...

I wouldn't have wanted to walk anywhere today (although I did some walking this morning as part of my commute to work.) Brrrr! I think we are going to have February in March. Let's hope not.

Jeanine Byers said...

That is a lot of snow! Sorry you missed the nighttime drama. I'm a night owl, so I used to try to wake up my son for weather marvels or interesting moon sightings, and the response that finally made me stop asking was, "I *said* NO!" ;)

meha sharma said...

The pictures are ethereal. It has been a while since I witnessed snowfall. It made me nostalgic :)

Lady In Read said...

loved the pics and especially that spot of bright red..