Sunday, January 1, 2012

O What a Difference a Year Makes!

Can you tell the difference between the photos below?  

You are probably thinking "Well, that's easy! One has a lot of snow and the other one doesn't".  Taken one year (plus a couple of days) apart, the top photo was taken December 30, 2010; the bottom photo was taken today, January 1, 2012. 

This is the first year since moving to Utah just over 14 years ago that we did not have what one would call a "White" Christmas or New Years!  December 2011 has gone down in the record books as the driest December of all time for Utah with .1 inches of snow at SLC airport!  Even at my 5200' elevation, only a few inches of the white fluffy stuff fell from the sky.  

With anticipation of promise and blessing (or impending snow "dumpage"), we can only wait to see what 2012 will bring us.  So far, I enjoy not having to deal with snow removal; yet, sad that I have not been able to snowshoe in my backyard and the ridge above my house. Of course, I still have January and February to come!  

Happy New Year to all!


Elizabeth said...

It's very odd to have such a warm winter. I live in SLC and the most I've had to do is sweep snow off the sidewalks once. My husband and I had a picnic at Buffalo Point on Antelope Island yesterday and it was fairly doable because it was right around freezing.

Kathiesbirds said...

Happy New Year Kathryn! It got up to 50F ere today and I went out birding almost all day long! Gus drove me around for awhile and it was nice. I, for one, am also glad to not have to shovel snow! Both photos are pretty though.

Kathryn said...

Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by. It is odd, Friday was in the upper 50s', Saturday in the 30s. It was 13 at my house this morning, but made it to the mid 30s by mid-afternoon. I do enjoy the sunshine, we do not get an inversion layer over here like SLC Valley, for which I am thankful.

Kathie, I am enjoying the sunshine and warmth too (if you can call mid 30's warm, I guess is it all relative). ;-)

Roy said...

Happy New Year Kathryn.
Be careful what you wish for regarding snow.{:)

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Roy. I am being careful..... ;-)

Steve Borichevsky said...

We've been having a crazy-warm winter also. It is finally cooling off into the 20s and 30s.