It Snowed!

While the rest of the country was suffering through devastating winter storms, Seattle’s temperatures were in the high 40’s and low 50’s. It felt like spring. Many of the plants were beginning to bud; some of the leaf buds had even opened.

Last night I was watching the Super Bowl at Al’s. Soon after I arrived, it began to snow. I stayed for the first three quarters but was very distracted. During the 4th quarter, I decided it was time for me to go home.

I don’t like to drive in the snow, plus I live on the side of a hill. It doesn’t take much to make my car slide and I hate that feeling. I have avoided driving in the snow since the year I slid down a steep hill near my house sideways, with a station wagon right behind me. That incident was probably in the late 70’s or early 80’s.

Last night, I made it home without incident. It was not snowing when I went to bed, but it snowed more during the night. This was the scene from inside my warm house this morning.

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from the bathroom

Later in the day, I decided to walk to the end of my property and take some photos of the Greenbelt.

The snow is really beautiful but I hope it goes away soon… and doesn’t damage all the new buds.

Remembering Summer

I’ve been working outside. My toes and fingers are ice cold even though I was wearing gloves and boots.

The weather forecasters say to plan for snow for tonight and tomorrow. I don’t think I have seen snow for five years or more, partially because I go to India from the end of November until mid-January.

Maybe I will feel warmer if I think about last summer!

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February 2015 in Seattle

Normal temperature in Seattle for February should be a high of 50 degrees (F) and a low of 37.  Yesterday the high was 77 and the low was 51.  While I am really enjoying the warm weather and am really glad that we don’t have the snow Boston is getting, the change in normal weather patterns is still a concern.

Today I noticed the rhubarb is up…. and the slugs have already been busy.

20150213_082451After publishing this post, I decided to go to the grocery store.  It was nighttime, but I saw this flower as I pulled out of the driveway.  When I returned, I used a low light setting to get a photograph I could share with you.

20150213_205933_LLSIt is February.

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