Friday, January 12, 2007

Winter White

The usual winter weather words in the Pacific Northwest are rain, partly cloudy, showers, above freezing, heavy rain...

We've had most of that, along with gale force winds and now a couple days of wet snow followed by below freezing temps. The roads have been like skating rinks for cars.

It is, however, very pretty.

Morning drama - the sun lit up the trees beautifullyagainst the dark cloud background.

Ursa walking with me, on the way down from the house.

The peafowl look for water at the culvert by the animal buildings.

This is my drive just up from the county road. My road is 1/4 mile of curves and hills, leading to a long, steep hill on the little-used county road. I've worked from home most of this week.

Those weather words I mentioned describe a mostly mild, wet climate. If we got snow and ice more often I'd have snow tires and chains to go on a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Instead I have a sedan with decent gas mileage to make the 50 mile commute to Olympia comfortable. We are weather wimps, no doubt about it.
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1 comment:

rhonda said...

You have some beautiful scenery, especially with the snow. Nice pics.