If you are skier you know that weather can make or break your day on the mountain. But the same is also true: any weather is good weather as long as it adds to the powder accumulation. On my recent … Continue reading
Sliding and swishing through the snow like the polar bears in this year’s Coca Cola Super Bowl commercial, I cruised around Mount Catherine at the Snoqualmie Summit in Washington this past weekend. With blue skies, warm weather and hardly a … Continue reading
With each step a high-decibel crunch erupted against the crusted white snow, drowning out the winter silence in the central Oregon Cascades like a rolling freight train – but our laughter sounded louder. This past weekend I headed east along … Continue reading
My neon green shoehorn, a Christmas gift from my sister, went on its first joyful adventure today – snowshoeing around Salt Creek Falls in Oregon. A fabulous post to come but here is a photo to tide you over!
Three things I inevitably – and sometimes joyfully – look forward to each winter is snow, rain & wine. Unless one of the three stop me from enjoying the others, such as with this photo. I attempted to take my family out wine tasting while they were in town last weekend, yet the weather like a mean step-sibling, howled, blowed and snowed us out of the delicious warm tastings we so desired. But stuck in the snow trying to reach one of my favorite vineyards, I still snapped this awesome stormy photo.
With below freezing temperatures this past week in Eugene, Oregon, I’ve learned two new things about myself:
1. I am jealous of people who have car garages
2. My toes don’t appreciate ice flakes falling on them – It’s time to find some new winter work shoes.
I guess I should start following my own tips:
The Winter Solstice is coming up on Dec. 22, 2011 and those rain clouds are moving in.
As a Pacific Northwest native, each year as the weather grows colder and the sky grays over, I mentally prepare for another long winter. After all the beautiful summer and fall days it can be a difficult transition, but as … Continue reading