|Intellicast radar image from 23Jan2017, approx 6:10 am, PST.|
It was just three days ago, and this current ongoing storm or set of storms had just dumped an additional 8 inches in our area, which is at about 4560 ft (1890 m) in what is essentially the northern Sierra. The snow was wet and heavy, and had fallen on a base that included wet slush in places and thick snow drifts in others. I thought I'd better head out back to knock the weighty stuff off our fairly young fruit trees.
|The gate to the back yard was frozen shut, so I went through our gazebo.|
|Small fir and pine trees weighed down by ice and snow.|
|A large cable spool.|
After my backyard expedition was over, I wandered around taking a few pictures.
|Snow on a rickety-looking ladder in our construction area.|
|A mini-avalanche on the roof from snow falling off a pine tree.|
|The road in front, not yet plowed, with tire and ski tracks.|
|Pine branches with snow.|
|Pine tree with needles plastered with ice and snow.|
|The falling clumps drove me under some of our scaffolding structures.|