December 9th the first snow of the season arrived with the dawn. Plesent light snow fell all day.
Total was about five inches. Since the temperatures have been well above freezing, the sidewalks and
streets remainded mostly free of snow; although did ice over night. Love that type of storm - don't have to shovel!
I drove around my "backyard"; above here is the Rock Ford Plantation. A wonderful 18th Century home of Edward Hand who served as Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution. Fully restored and used for many evets, weddings being one. The Plantation is about 33 acres and the Conistoga River runs through it surronded by woodlands. Below are some of the wildlife encounted on the drive.
Couple of the more odd animals incountered Ram and a Lama.
Of course I had to see if the trains were running at Strasburg Railroad and like the "Post Office" "...nether rain or snow..." keeps them off their schedule. Although the photos below are from the day after; the video shows how brutal it was.
As is the case, the morning after the storm broke with a promise of a great day.
Slide in and let's drive around and see the day after.
Of course had to go to the train station to get some shots before the crowd showed up and the icicles melted in the morning sun.
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