It was still dry outside when I arrived, but the sky looked ominous.
I was surprised to see that there were still vendors outside.
Most of these booths were filled with natural holiday decorations–wreaths and swags made from evergreens and/or dried chiles, dried sage fashioned into animals, wreaths, smudge sticks ... and a ranch selling meat (with a barbecue going). It was a bit more lively inside and soon after I arrived became as crowded as the Farmer's market outside is during harvest season.
My little sleep-in made me late enough to miss the shiitake mushrooms I planned to pick up from one of the mushroom vendors–I settled for some oyster mushrooms and now just need a plan for them–but it was otherwise a successful trip.
I walked back to my car in the rain. As I drove across town, the rain turned to (tiny) hail and then to sleet. Just as I was pulling into the driveway, there was snow coming down.
And then it was coming down harder. And it started sticking. Soon, the view from my desk looked like this.
I feel like I went through almost all the phases of Winter weather in about an hour ... except for the one where the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the air is crisp and calm. If the forecasters are correct, the sun will be back in full force on Wednesday.
In the meantime, it might be a good time to try snow-dying ...
If you are catching up on blogs this weekend and missed my post about my entry into the Everything Old is New Again block design challenge ... I would appreciate your vote (you must have a Facebook account to participate). Here's the block and the link to take you to the challenge/voting page.
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