Sunday, November 8, 2015

Snow Pictures

Snow Pictures! Yes you read that right. Peter does something different every day at his job. This week they (him and his boss) drove up to the highest elevation mountain for around here. It is called Breckenridge.  We are having another snow storm starting tonight, well not us because we are in the valley. The mountain areas. We might get more rain though.

Anyway they drove and drove until they got to this little dirt road. Until they reached the top. They had some work to do up there. The next time they go, they will have to take the snow cat for a hour or a hour and a half. I guess they go once a month. I just can't imagine getting paid to go do fun stuff like that for a job.

We didn't have snow last year, so this just amazes me so much.  You know how you read books about the year there was no summer? I think of the Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was 1816
I think we have just gone through 4 years of no winters. So these snow pictures are just magical to me.

If you look through that empty place on that hill beyond the trees, you can see the valley. I love that fresh snow with just a few foot prints and tracks.

Look at the icicles!! Already! I wish I could have taken pictures from my house that day because you could see the snow on the very tip top of Breckenridge. It was so nice to see it. Today it is too hazy to see it.

I am sure I won't be so excited about Peter getting to go there when they have to travel up and back in the snow cat. Now I of course, wish I could tag along. I wonder if I can tell Peter to ask if they can have a "Bring Your Mom to Work Day." Next time they go. It seems like such a nice job and a nice place to work. They have some kind of party every Friday. This last Friday was Smores day.

I want to thank Peter for letting me post his pictures. It was terrible the way I browbeat, begged and pleaded. just waited patiently for these pictures.

I hope you have a wonderful day.


“Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It's late afternoon - the sun is just setting (a cold yellow colour) behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seat using the last light to write to you.”
― Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs ( A lovely book, that and Dear Enemy)


Pom Pom said...

Very pretty snow pictures!

Nancy said...

It does sound like he has a dream job and please thank him for letting you share his snow pictures. It's hard to believe that winter will be here before you know it.I have to admit I am enjoying fall and not quite ready for the cold. I hope you have a wonderful day..

Jacque. said...

Love the photos! Snow...from afar. xo

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

The best part of winter is the snow - as long as it's just snow (no ice or sleet) and better if I don't have to get out in it.

Kim said...

I know snow seems magical to a California girl, bu trust me - it gets old fast! Lol

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ditto what Kim said :)

TexWisGirl said...

bring your mom to work day. :)

Julia said...

I know you would really enjoy a day in the snow in the mountains. I'm with Kim, I'm not looking forward to winter snow either.

The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing your excitment.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Some people have the most interesting jobs ! I am wondering what the pics will be used for ? There was a thick layer of frost on the lawn and trees this morning in Pennsylvania.

Kerin said...

Oh, Yay!! I didn't miss the pictures!
Thanks to Peter for sharing with you, and with us.
It is such a pretty area, and it is fun to see the pines and the snow!!
Yes!! I do hope that you get to go with him one of these times :)
That would be so much fun for you!!

S'mores day sounds yummy. It sounds like he is really enjoying this new job, and learning a lot. I'm very happy for him!!

Thanks again for sharing :)


Kessie said...

Look how pretty it is! I hope you get lots of snow this year! What are they doing up there, exactly?

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm glad you were able to acquire those pictures and share them. I'm excited, too!

Debbie said...

SOOO beautiful! Yes, and to us California girls quite magical! I thoroughly enjoyed this even if it was just in pictures!

Nellie said...

Snow really does create a beautiful picture! We have had a little light frost here, but no snow has been in the forecast. xo Nellie

Debbie said...

hehehehe, i would have done the same thing!!! i almost missed this, very cool!!!!