The Day after our Winter Retreat came to a close we woke up to an active snowfall. It has been fairly mild since the very cold week at the end of December and signs of spring were everywhere: daffodils and tulips popping up everywhere, buds and new growth on all the trees, little flowers on the umi and cherry trees, leaves bursting out on a few shrubs and trees and so on.
The snow this morning was very wet with slush everywhere. This late in the winter (a month to spring!) dry powder is a real rarity. But as the sky lightened it cooled down a little further and light dryer snow continued to fall.
Mid January 2020 we had several days of snow here at Tahoma. The whole region was snowed in with larger amounts the further east you went from the island. Just as it started to melt we would get a bit more. Then it warmed up and just like that, it was gone without a trace.
We would like to request that anyone who took photos during the September OSesshin, KoSesshin’s, Calligraphy Demonstration or Jusen’s Garden dedication and are willing to share them to get in contact with us. We would love to have sangha photos for newsletter and the websites. So please get in touch at Tahoma@whidbey.com and share your snaps!