Today was clear and cold, but the wind was not as strong. It was a beautiful day to drive in the country, the kind of day that makes it difficult to return to an indoor workplace.
Spectacular drifts have formed along the roadside, drifts that are much higher than most vehicles. The plows are kept busy pushing them back as they creep toward the roadway.
I stopped in the community where my husband’s ancestors settled after they arrived from
Well, I did make it back to the hospital in time to catch this picture. The sun was reflected from the windows to make an interesting design on the unmarked snow in the courtyard. Last March, the movie Away from Her was filmed here over a six week period. The crew spent hours unrolling fake snow around the building and hosing it with water to make ice. They would have saved themselves a lot of work this year. (The movie was a hit at the recent Sundance Film Festival and will be in theatres on May 8th…more on that another time)
Winter at its worst is grey, dull, slushy, and icy. Today was winter at its best.