Friday, February 13, 2009

Diamond Springs and snow

For the second time today, Diamond Springs has been blanketed with a layer of heavy, wet snow. The first storm passed through the town around sunrise. The roads were cleared by mid-afternoon as the mercury inched up toward 40 and the sun broke through the clouds. At dusk, there was little evidence that it had snowed.

Then the second wave of the day slammed into the El Dorado foothills late this evening. This (the third storm since Wednesday) may be the last snow for now. Forecasters are saying the next two or three storms will be warmer.

The nice thing about living the 2,000-foot mark in the foothills is the blessing of snow. Most years we get enough snow to enjoy its beauty without being burdened by the threat of constant shoveling. About the time you wish you had more, it's melted away.


  1. You live in what I consider one of the most beautiful areas of Calif!
    I am much closer to SF, I love it up in your country! Someday when hubby retires we hope to move

    Have a great day!


  2. Thanks for your comment, Caroline. We've enjoyed it up here in the Gold Country for over 15 years. I'm sure the local police depts (county SO and Placerville PD) are always looking for good officers. I was fortunate with my state career to have a job within driving distance.

    I'm enjoying your blog,