Sunday, January 6, 2008

Snow and Blowing Snow

On my way to work this morning...

Conditions were calm up at the house and the snow was falling very gently but once I got down near the water, the winds were gusting and sending the fine, dry snow everywhere.

I think this is what is termed a "ground blizzard."

It is difficult to capture blowing snow with a still camera but I thought these shots at least gave a sense of our early Sunday morning streets.

Most lovely was the causeway across Beluga Slough, a dark stretch of road that separates the slough from the artificial lake that seaplanes use in the warmer months. The flat, open space is a natural wind corridor and drifting snow isn't unusual there.

I thought the contours of the drifts were intriguing.

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