Schizophrenic Spring

I’ve decided that Spring is not bipolar, this year, she is schizophrenic and has delusions about being winter.

Today is a case in point. This was taken before 2 pm.

Schitzophrenic Spring by bigsurkate

By 2:15, I had a couple inches of snow. It has continued ever since. I am trying to upload photos, but, the internet is apparently cold, as it is acting sluggish. Either that, or my provider is slowing me down! When I can, I will upload more.

Schitzophrenic Spring 2 by bigsurkate

At 4;30, it continues to snow, and is getting quite thick in areas. At least 3-4 inches now. I’m being lazy this afternoon – I don’t want to get dressed up to go out in it, and I don’t want to get wet and cold, so photos from the inside looking out are all I am taking.

Gideon at the window by bigsurkate

This one was taken at 3:30 pm. Note all the dog tracks in the snow.

And this one was taken just a few minutes before 5. Note all the dog tracks are buried in snow. Also note the progression in the photos as the green of spring slowly dissolves into the white of winter. Like I said, Schizophrenic.

All snowed in by bigsurkate

For a moment in time, the clouds lifted, the sun came out, and the snow covered Santa Lucias were revealed. My iPhone and I were ready. She is so beautiful when she is dressed up like this!

Snowy Santa Lucias by bigsurkate

I have a few more shots I’d like to share, perhaps tomorrow, as the I must feed the dogs and fix dinner for myself. It is a high 35 degrees, at the moment.

Cold & a little of this and that

1:45 pm – Cal-Trans update just released includes the usual, but also this language: “• After closer analysis, completion time for providing limited vehicle access with traffic signal control on the existing northbound lane is now estimated to be early May.” It is the same as yesterday, but it seems to me it has gone from April 16th, the last week in April, to end of April, to first week in May, to early May. It is a fluid situation, and the weather has not been ideal for this work.

12:30 pm – my SLO forecaster just reported:

” A cold upper-level low pressure system, currently over the
Central Coast, will continue to produce widely scattered rain
showers, at times heavy and well below seasonal temperatures.
Today’s rainfall totals will be highly variable, with some
locations not receiving any rainfall while other areas getting
up to a half of an inch.

The cold and unstable air combined with this afternoon heating
will produce possible thunderstorms this afternoon through
tonight with hail and periods of strong and gusty winds.

Note: Chris of reported hail the size of
garbanzo beans at his home in western San Luis Obispo.
It hailed at his home for 15 minutes, with accumulations
of one half to three quarters of an inch on the ground.”

11:30 am – Whoa!! Serious snowing going on up here, AND it is sticking!!

10:00 am – Cold, it is very cold. My fingers can’t type until I warm them up. Another cup of coffee in my morning. Currently, it is 34 degrees. I stepped outside and was surprised to see these little tiny white balls floating down – not snowflakes, more like tiny little balls of hail. I wasn’t even under a cloud? Now, they are covering the deck. They are “floating” rather than hailing down.

Also, a number of people here in Big Sur have asked how to find my blog more regularly. It provides a type of anecdote to other types of communication, sometimes. The easiest way is to scroll to the bottom of the sidebar to the right, and sign up for an email subscription. Then, whenever I put up a new post, you will receive an email with ia portion of that article, and you can click on a link to read the rest. Easy? AND if you don’t want to subscribe, google, bigsurkate or big sur kate or big sur blog or any combination thereof. I am always at the top.

Back when fingers thawed.