We had a full week of winter here in the Fraser Valley.
I expect that the remainder of our winter will be rain and our attention will turn to Primulas soon.
It certainly was not the worst storm I've seen.
From my vantage point with 5/6 of my person within the bungalow I kept waiting for the white out.
I was wanting to show you the gusts...
but kept missing them.
Once the wind settled down and before phase three commenced...
I pulled on my rain boots with the fleece liners..
put on my hat and winter coat and went to see the surrounding mountains in the distance.
The scene above is of the mountains to the north and the population of west end of the city.
Towards the end of phase two...
the raspberry canes that had shaken free from their frosting...
waved gently in the breeze.
On Friday morning we were promised phase three of freezing rain.
So sure they were of the onset of the ice coating everything...
that schools were cancelled in anticipation of the perilous conditions and the children had a free day.
I kept looking out the window...
hoping it would "start....already".
What good is a freezing rain event if it happens in the dark?
It began an hour before sunset and I coaxed the camera on the tripod to focus and shoot something worth posting.
We woke Saturday morning to dissolved icicles in the form of puddles all about...
and I declared it over.
As I write this on Sunday afternoon..
it is raining and windy.
It was so tempting to turn it all to AUTO...
but my new resolve kept me turning knobs and pushing buttons and then looking at those always mystifying histograms.
I said yesterday...
"I need a new lens".
He said..."well you just keep practising."
I intend to showcase what I am learning on Monday's.
Next week...I'll begin to note which settings I used so that those of you who are "less" amateur...
can give me helpful hints.