A long time since I have written as I have been very busy. First I worked on the manuscript for Ginty’s Ghost (my 10th book, coming out in the fall) with the editor. This took many days because my computer is ancient and our programs were not compatible. All sorts of funny thing were happening!
Then I went to Williams Lake, and was away 3 days. The weather has been mostly very cold, gloomy and windy this month. Highway 20 on the way to town looked mostly like this:
My road is still covered with snow so it was a real surprise to find that Highway 20 was bare and dry all the way to town. Just a few miles east of my roadway, even the land had hardly any snow.
At Ginty Creek, however, the temperature has dropped well below freezing at night – this morning it was -18C. About a week ago, it was -25C, and that is when the first spring migrants arrived, the male redwing blackbirds.
Unlike further east, here it just keeps snowing. there is still not a lot, but there is more than we have had all winter. Once in a while during these cold, dark three weeks, we have had a spectacular part of a day.
The cold has kept the snow fluffy and easy to travel on.
Tree shadows make interesting shapes over uneven ground.
The river is still frozen over in most places.
But the earlier species of pussy willows have suddenly popped out.
Bella Coola seems to have solid rain or snow. This means that the mountains are usually hidden so this sunset was a lucky one.