We all know from the previous blogs that living in the Southern Pacific Northwest requires seasons. Something we really didn’t have much of in Southern California.
Some also might remember, I am not a fan of the fluffy white stuff called snow. Well, driving in it. I think it’s beautiful. And it is a much needed evil for everyone! It allows our rivers, lakes, streams, refuges, and ground water to replenish. As of today we are above our 100% snow pack. For this, I give thanks!
The pictures I will post were all taken with my smart phone. To show that you can have awesome winter photographs with your phone!
Honestly it seems that winter has been 7 months long, when in reality, it only started the end of November. The first blast of winter arrived over night on November 30. Just in time for the December 1st (and the first) craft fair of the season!
It wasn’t really as bad as it could have been, it snowed Friday night, and the roads to work were clear on Monday morning. Just the way I prefer.
The day after the snow storm is one of my favorites, if the sun comes out!
Off and on the month of December it wasn’t as bad as previous years. And then someone decided to start dreaming of a White Christmas and that seems to be the beginning of the long winter! We all know that January will be colder, and then February will bring much hope for spring. Maybe an early spring if the little groundhog is correct.
January 18, 2019
Well, the rodent lied. Making February the snowiest on record for most of the United States. Breaking records over and over again.
My drive on February 4, 2019
Winter at work can be challenging, meaning the drive can just really get you down. But there is an understanding to just go slow and make it to work safely. Thanks Boss!
The cool thing about being one of the first ones at work, is you get to hear and see pretty cool things. Many of which won’t be found in the hustle and bustle of a city. I for one choose nature over the city.
I was walking up the sidewalk and noticed deer tracks and…. Cat Tracks. These cat tracks were not from your house cat! I got into work showed the boss after she got there, and she suggested I follow them to see where they came from. So I reversed the way the cat walked across the sidewalk and found that it had come from across the street. Sat down, so it could jump a 3 foot retaining wall, and most likely headed to a den to nap the chilly snowy day away, and avoid us humans.
The other nifty thing February brought us was cold. It was freezing fog cold, which gave us some hoar frost. So beautiful. Even if it was cold!
The day before Valentines day however was an adventure. It was indeed a “snow day” a good day to stay at home from work.
2/13/2019, the hubby and his pile of plowed snow. It’s still growing.
Dearest February just did not want to let go. On the 26th it was an adventure driving to work. We did not have near the snow at home as we did at work.
Yet, two days later we had a totally different view.
We are now into March and yes, it still keeps snowing off and on. I prefer the days when there are just a few random snow flakes fluttering around and accumulating into nothing. March brings hope of spring and warmer days! This past week it warmed up enough to rain, a lot.
When I look out the window, all I still see is white and mud. But spring is going to be here soon, I can just feel it. Or is this wishful thinking?
At time of writing this, I have layers of clothes, socks and slippers and a blanket on me, because of the cooties the hubby brought home from where ever he was. Do I really need to get sick on my three day weekend? I will lay low for a couple days and hope Sunday is the better day.
I have many family and friends in the other cold tundra of America. I wish them warmth and sunshine and blooming flowers soon.
So, March, do us a favor and LET GO… We all know, In Like a Lion Out Like A Lamb… Please.
Stay warm and healthy!
Blessings to you all.