Thursday, January 08, 2009

Was it really all that bad?

All the world (at least, the world as we know it in western Washington) seems to be washing away. The cold, the wind, the unrelenting rain, rain, and more rain.

I once heard that the eskimo language has about 30 different words for snow. Some caffeinne-riddled, overly educated Seattle-ite really ought to get to work on that one.

During the past month I took a temporary blogging siesta but the camera remained on active during the many snow days. Since I can now properly layer clothing and have stuck it out in a snow cave, I can honestly say I prefer these days to water, water, everywhere.

This first shot is a conglomeration of patio nick-nacks: a candle trio, an Buddhist bells, a woven straw bird--ornament our deck--turned into snow-cones by the third day of snow.


The first day of snow madness as you can see was just a dusting. I left work early enough to take a walk with Andrew and the dog-child through the park. The old submarine fins at Magnuson Park looked like snow sharks!














This photo accurately documents Sophie's comments regarding snowy white stuff.















Walking to the Metropolitan for groceries allowed us to observe the neighborhood festivities. Steep hills were closed for riving but open for sledding. The Burke-Gilman bicyclers traded in their 2 wheels for cross-country skiis and I saw one kid screaming bloody murder while being pulled on a sled by his father (what's so bad about getting pulled on a sled I wonder?)

By the time we were walking to get groceries, we passed sights like this...

and that...





















And when we got home to our drafty 20-ft skylight ceiling condo, we had ourselves a little of this....

3 comments:

Jen said...

Glad you're back to blogging again. Sophie looks like she loves the fluffy stuff so much more than our two. Your fire looks fabulous!

kirida said...

Your photos are great! The last one is exactly why I miss our wood-burning fireplace. We have a gas one and it's like trying to warm yourself in front of a lighter.

Tania said...

I love the picture of Sophie running in the snow with the white stuff all over her beard. So cute! You should frame that one!