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Kate’s Favorite Pics

Seattle only gets a bit over 5 inches of snow a year, but Saturday was our snowiest day in 52 years, with 8.9 inches of snow and 2-day total of 11.1 inches. While I know that’s not a lot compared to other parts of the country, it’s more than sufficient for me.  Hope all of you are safe and warm.

First thing in the morning, I could barely make out a window at our neighbor's home.

First thing in the morning, I could barely make out a window at our neighbor’s home.

Coffee mug in hand, I admired the snow falling in our front yard.

Coffee mug in hand, I admired the snow falling in our front yard.

Our snow-covered deck hasn’t looked like this in years.

Our snow-covered deck hasn’t looked like this in years.

Even our next door neighbor's maple and chimney looked more beautiful!

Even our next door neighbor’s maple and chimney looked more beautiful!