First snow of the year this morning. Woke up to a quarter inch on the ground. It mostly melted in the yard throughout the day, but when I took the dogs out for a run at Cowiche Canyon this afternoon all the sagebrush and cheat grass was still lightly dusted. It threw off my perception to see all the greens and browns masked, like some sort of landscape-wide Photoshop filter.
Mary and Nora are on their way west, stopped in Lincoln, NE at a Comfort Suites at the moment. The early travel weather forecast is nice in the Midwest, but a little snow seems to be cropping up now in the western mountains. Wyoming, always Wyoming. I’m trying to play virtual road condition navigator with all the DOT websites, so hopefully they can dodge anything too dicey. Looking probably like a four-day trip though, sticking to daylight.