Finally…A Winter Wonderland

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The Portland Metro Area may have had this much snow fall when I was a young lad, but since I cannot remember clearly I am going to say that in 34 years of life on this good earth in this general area the record has been broken.  Ten inches in less than 24 hours!

I took the day off to go sledding with the wife and kids.  We were at the local sledding hill before 9am so we can get in a second sesh later in the day!

Winter weather is a tremendous creative inspiration not only when I am trudging through shin-deep wet snowfall, but also when I gaze out of my back window staring at random snowfall patterns and the frolicking squirrels so despised by my spouse.  If I weren’t nearly halfway through Dry January I would likely be sipping an Imperial Stout and just zoning out in cozy, slightly inebriated bliss.  Eh, another cup of coffee sounds just as appealing.

Enjoy your day be you out of doors or in!

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Clear and Cold

The last few days have exemplified my favorite type of winter weather…and it is not even officially winter yet!

Bright sunlight. Visible exhalations of breath. Frozen ground mitigating mud. Easy fallen leaf raking abounds!

Now do not get me wrong. Snow is great. Rain is even great some of the time. But I just can’t get enough of that clear and cold!

A Sunday Morning's Work 11-16-2014