Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First Snow

Tuesday morning we woke up to this:
This year our first snow came later then last year. Last year we got surprised on October 13 (and I have a blog to document it.) The sight of the first snow generated the typical reaction: the kids went crazy and declared school canceled (ha! They seem to forget that homeschool rarely gets canceled), they dragged out all their winter gear and asked for hot chocolate. My mother called. My neighbor called. The adults all agreed that this first snow would be like most of the others and melt away in an hour or two. After all, the weather forecast hadn't even predicted it.

It didn't melt away in an hour or two.
It just kept coming. All day. 
Wasn't it just last week we were in the high 60's and I was transplanting rose bushes?

And today, it's still here.
That's Oregon in the mountains for you.


  1. Hi, I'm trying to visit a new blog every day before the end of the year, and today you're my new visit :) Came over from Pioneer Woman. Loved your snow pics, especially the birdhouse with snow piled high on the roof. I love the way snow looks -- just don't like to get out in it! :) Blessings to you!

  2. Seriously? It sure is beautiful. Around here if the weather forecast calls for it, it ain't happening. If, on the other hand, they claim it WILL NOT happen, it will.

  3. Hah! You got snow before we did! By the way, it was in the 60's the last couple of days here...

  4. You know what. You guys east of us will get it next. The systems move that way donchaknow. The proof is that we were in the 60's last week! Ha!

  5. Jinx! I just noticed a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday.

  6. Bwahahahaha!! Have fun with those kids and their boots. and hats. and mittens. and all that other stuff.


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