Skywatch Friday – First Snow of the Winter

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We had our first snow of the season on Monday, the 12th. According to Oklahoma lore that means we will have twelve snows this year. That kind of depresses me a little bit. I find nothing romantic about snow at all. 

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Things got cold and that is a good thing. I have revved my geocaching lately and I love cold weather. All the snakes and bugs are no longer a problem and the brush dies back. I have about 1574 caches found over the last 14 years. I want to get to 2000 in a year. What is geocaching you ask? It is basically a game where people hid containers out in the world with paper log books (caches) using GPS receivers to determine the coordinates and then they post those coordinates on geocaching.com and other people go find them and sign the paper cache and log on to the cache’s page and log again there. Check out geocaching.com or a post geocaching 101 I made several years ago.

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I find it a lot of fun and very challenging. Geocaches are everywhere.

Here is a map of geocaches within a few miles of our home. The yellow smilies are ones I found. The green boxes are the caches I haven’t found the few blue frowns are ones I looked for and did not find. The question marks are mystery caches where a puzzle hast to be solved to find the cache. I have hidden 32 caches myself.? I think there are about three million in the world now.

Anyway, that is what I am up to. What are you up to these days?

I am linking with Skywatch Friday

21 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – First Snow of the Winter

  1. Vicki

    I grew up in Ohio but I live in Florida now. I really really really miss snow. I’ve thought about trying geocaching but never have.

  2. Eileen Wise

    Hello, we are having our first snow today. They are calling for 4-6 inches. I would not miss snow if it stopped. Pretty shots of the forest and Autumn leaves. You have a lot of yellow smilies. I hope you find the 2000 before the years ends. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!

  3. Stan

    Is geocaching a new name for ‘orienteering’? We had our first snow on the 12th also….hopefully it would have the same influence on the number of snow days here in Rochester, NY…lol…

  4. Peter B.

    Seriously, snow?? Low ’80s here. I can see how geocaching would be a lot of fun. I like the look of your Garmin. I have an older one that I’m not happy with. I just use my phone. My Garmin doesn’t have a directional pointer and it’s hard to enter waypoints.

  5. Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

    They were predicting ‘wintery mix’ here in north Mississippi, but it went north of us. I am glad that all we got was a very cold rain. Geocaching sounds like fun – maybe I will give it a try.
    Have a wonderful day!
    (I hope the snow is all gone now)

  6. Klara S

    Already snow? OMG. I agree with Lady Fi. Snow on the streets is awful, but on the trees is lovely!
    Thank you for hosting Skywatch Friday.

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