Snow and a couple of giants

Bright Jupiter and Saturn make an appearance before dipping below the western ridge.

Over a foot of snow last night. It was heavy with a layer of water underneath. That’s what happens when snow starts falling when it’s above zero. To make it more challenging the wind was blowing so it drifted. I spent most of the day on a Bobcat switching back and forth from a blade to a bucket. Pushing and spinning, finally the task was at least good enough.

Once home, the shovel was waiting. Before long the driveway cleared, paths were made, including around the house with an extra wide one to the woodpile.

The weather has been cloudy. As I was finishing up clearing snow Jupiter and Saturn in their much anticipated conjunction appeared. I quickly grabbed the camera turned up the ISO, no time for a tripod, and snapped the above picture.

A very fine reward for a day of pushing snow.

11 thoughts on “Snow and a couple of giants

    1. underswansea

      Hi Jim, lucky I had a glimpse the other night because it has clouded over again. Wishing you and Melanie a Merry Christmas. Bob

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  1. underswansea

    Hi Jim, lucky I had a glimpse the other night because it has clouded over again. Wishing you and Melanie a Merry Christmas. Bob

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  2. mountaincoward

    We got our usual – a very light, wet dusting of snow which promptly froze hard and made everywhere lethal! 😦

    I’ve been out a couple of nights to see the super-conjunction but haven’t been impressed – it just doesn’t seem to look much here. Perhaps you’re getting a better angle on it or something as your photo looks great. Someone else local to me said the same – they weren’t impressed either!

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      1. mountaincoward

        it’s our tarmacked areas though and that would wear my spikes out. I do have some studded footwear – I’ll have to dig that out as it’s very wet now and is freezing tonight for the rest of the week. It definitely won’t dry out during the day as the sun is too weak and not up for long enough now.

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