Sunday, December 21, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

really it is. and usually it isn't. most decembers it is mild (average temp of about 45F or so here) and rainy, if anything. we cheer ourselves if it's blustery and freezy-rainy (it's sooo cold; let's have a hot toddy!). but this year? shoveling snow--lots of it. closing off parts of the house that are just too darned cold to try to heat. sleeping by the fire. staying home because it's too treacherous to drive. calling each other on the phone: "how much do you have? we have four inches more; that makes 16 in all...did you lose power last night?" buying a propane stove in case we need to cook by the side of the house, the outside.

come now, we plead. this is western washington! but it's true. very snowy and cold.

it continues. and we're loving it.




only seven more reindeer needed...


it's wet, but not exactly like rain...





on the warm side of the glass...







this plant will never be the same...

2 comments:

kate o. said...

how exciting!...cold, but exciting. as long as it doesn't last too long, right?

would you believe the high in nc on christmas is supposed to be 72!!! what the!!!

i think miami and nc are the only places in the u.s. not cold right now. kind of sad.

Kelli said...

it's funny. i'm up very early to walk the dogs (!!) and it seems downright warm: 28F. that's because it has been 11F with a wind chill of something even more frosty. it's all about perspective.

sorry about the high temps there. if you even just had 60s you could wear light jackets...

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