REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Winter-Without-Snow Just Took a Drastic Turn

Dry and cold....no snow since November.   All that changed this week, particularly last night when a big front hit the Pacific Northwest.   For us in NE Oregon, it was a flashback to extreme winters years ago.  The wind causes the snow to splat in every direction and on every surface.   I'm not going anywhere today!  (It was a good thing my husband had a 4-wheel drive pickup to take to work this morning at 5:30. I stayed in bed until the power came back on at 8, after a 3-hour interruption.)

They show up to eat in the middle of a snowstorm?


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The neighbor's pickup

The swirling snow covers everything

This shovel is leaning next to the front door...on the porch.

My car

That's snow since yesterday 
That's my husband's little car  on the other side of the fence! 

15 comments:

gina said...

I heard the Northwest got a big dump. Thanks for sharing the images -- the snow does have a special beauty!

TexWisGirl said...

big, heavy, wet snow!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...oh the poor birds (and you). I can't imagine how time-consuming it must be to actually DO anything in these conditions; how you function at all?! I don't think I could open the doors, until Spring was well on its way again. It must take up so much time to clear a pathway to get to your garage, to clear the driveway to get OUT of the garage ...putting rubbish bins out for collection? How can they pick them up...they have to wait till the roads are cleared? So many questions.

Bonnie said...

Fun to read the questions from someone in the souther henisphere! That is quite a load of snow. Perhaps mild temps will quickly follow and minimize all the snow removal required. Take care!

Pat said...

Wow! You got dumped on!
At least it's pretty!

Tammy said...

Ahhh, yes, we are finally getting some Winter...we had snow on Friday, then 50 and rain yesterday, and freezing again today...cRaZy weather!

Angie said...

Whoa! Evelyn! Now THAT'S some snow, huh?! Dang!!! Good photo opportunities just waiting to happen now, yes?! Yay for you! :)

Bridget Larsen said...

Ummm rethinking a move there lol, thought it didnt snow in WA? What the!!! HOw the heck do you get all that snow off a car and how long does it take? Gorgeous pictures though.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You can just feel how heavy that snow is by looking at your photos, Evelyn. Wondering if any moisture will be blown our way? Stay warm!

missing moments said...

Ugh! Just hope none of that stuff is moving over here to the Northeast! The only thing that makes it tolerable is taking photos!

Barb said...

Lucky you! I love that kind of snow - if everyone is safe that is!

urban muser said...

looks like that was quite a storm!

Angel said...

Wow! Those photos say it all. And those birds are inspiring - giving us a lesson in faith and tenacity. Seems like they're saying, Don't give up! There's good to be found, even in a snowstorm. :)

P.S. I would be honored if you would join me as I embark on a new blog hop which encourages the sharing of inspiration each Friday. It opens tonight and you can learn about it here:

http://findingtheinspiring.blogspot.com

Kia said...

Snow can be annoy, but it sure is a lovely sbj for fab pictures! :)

Tricia said...

Oh, yuck. We've barely had any snow this year, which is very strange for us. I'm sure a big storm will arrive sooner or later though :)