I took a bunch of photos last night thinking it was the best thing ever, until I couldn't feel my fingers and realized the best thing ever is taking pictures with the right hand and a hot toddy in the other! So forgive the quality of these.
For anyone NOT in the Pacific NW, most of the area shuts down completely. School closed, offices closed, roads are a mess with cars and trucks parked all over backwards and in ditches. We are really not very prepared because we get so little so infrequently. We are expecting it more than usual this year. Lucky for me I can work from home(not). On the plus side, Costco was super empty today with plentiful parking!
Now to share some pictures:
|Brrrr. It was 18 degrees this morning|
|Last night was 24 degrees but that and snow didn't stop Pooper from coming for treats! |
Such a surprise seeing her all dressed up.
|This is a plant I admire often out and about. |
I have a whole series of the year but this is my favorite with little tufts of snow at the end.
|I think it will be a few days before we BBQ again.|
|9am, Nasturtiums are not doing so well|
|4pm, bye bye Nasties!|
|It really isn't easy taking photos holding a Hot Toddy. |
There is that tree again towering over our house.
|Autumn Joy seems happy enough|
|I really should have harvested Sunday. |
Now we test the hardiness under snow.
|Ooops, should have moved these flats of groundcover! I guess we see if it will live under snow on the patio.Hardy to 0 F|
|Funny, at 4pm Monday I thought we had a harvest problem|
|What greens? All I see is white and a lovely sunrise|
|When ever snow is pristine like this I refuse to let anyone walk on it. |
Once it starts to melt around the edges, then it is free game.
|Feels about the same as 24 degrees did, eh?|