Outside (through my dirty windows):
|Snowy cobweb in the corner of a deck door|
The ever-skittish Steller's and California Scrub Jays once again prevent clear shots:
Theresa asked if our resident hummer is a Black-chinned. I got better photos today before refilling the feeder; hopefully you can see now that he is a bejeweled Anna's hummingbird.
While I'm stepping over the dogs to feed the fire, trying to keep the house warm (it's only 61 in here WITH a fire blazing), Rick and Brian are out and about. School was cancelled today all over the region (Brian's first "snow day"!), which gave Brian the opportunity he has been desperately hoping for to go to the DMV and get his permit(!!!). Rick is also taking calls and they are going to check on the widow Brian has been working for to make sure she is okay and has plenty of firewood up at the house. As soon as I post this I need to get off the computer, take a shower while I can (in case a power outage occurs), then make some holiday goodies, finish our Christmas cards, and continue working on a Christmas gift-knit. A friend may drive over so we can celebrate our birthdays (hers is tomorrow); she's an Idaho gal with a 4WD truck so not easily intimidated by this uncommon Pacific NW weather. Thankfully, it's supposed to be back in the 40s and rainy by the weekend; I have two Christmas parties to attend and would much rather drive to the snow than drive in the snow!
P.S. Ugh; since starting this, freezing rain has started to fall. I'm headed to the shower NOW.
That's it from the "winter wonderland" at . . .