The news media and local government have been talking about nothing else for the past few days, than the huge winter storm that was bearing down on us. We saw weather maps with swirls of clouds, and were admonished to “prepare for the storm” by laying in supplies of blankets, candles, flashlights, and food that can be eaten right out of the bag or can without being heated. Stevens Pass over the Cascade Mountains is closed indefinitely, due to downed trees and power lines.
The snow started last night, and Hubby had to sweep the snow off his car so we could go out for dinner.
I got in the trusty all-wheel-drive SUV at 5:40AM today, and drove to work. Here are a couple of pictures I took on the drive home this afternoon.
These trees are in a park right next to the building where I work.
This is along the road by the local airport, just down the way from work.
Winter wonderland, indeed.
And here are more snow pictures, around our house on Tuesday afternoon.
This is the “green space” right next to our house. Last year, one of those trees fell right across the street. There are big Western Red Cedars and some alders (which grow really fast, and fall often, since their roots are very shallow).
These cedars are in the neighbor’s yard just to the south of our house. That’s our fence in the lower left corner. These trees drop scales all autumn, making our yard look reddish-brown.
And there are multiple new stories in the news today, warning us of more snow and high wind coming.
I love Winter, and just hope none of those trees falls on our house!