Saturday, December 21, 2013

Solstice Lights

A good official start to the winter.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, dinner at the Bella Union (two day's with of smoked salmon linguine for me), then a search for the best light displays on the way home.

 Near the corner of Scenic and Old Stage Rd.
Can you imagine how much work it took to put all of the lights on that giant old oak tree?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm Melting . . .

It may finally be over 32 degrees today.  Time to memorialize the best icicles we have ever had.

About time to feed the birds again. 

Dog tracks in the snow.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sn*w Daze 2013

Somehow I feel that I've missed half a year: the seasons have jumped from late spring to winter with just a jumble between.

It is not often that we are blessed (or cursed) with a "real" snow here in south western Oregon.  But this month we have a snowfall that promises to stay around for days due to the cold temperatures.  I thought that the dogs would be delighted to go out and play in it, but apparently there is only one who is young enough to think that it's fun.

Dora enjoying the view.  Phoebe is wondering why the heck she stayed here after Thanksgiving.  

 View from the front window.

 It's a good thing our hummingbirds left.


 "Um, mom?  How about that desert trip you promised us?"

 The vehicles are waiting patiently for January.

I changed the blog header picture to one from Catalina State Park near Tucson from last December.  We'll miss Christmas and New Years there this year but we'll be there soon.