Tuesday, December 29, 2009

First Snow!

It's our first snow in our new house! And it came up out of nowhere.

This morning we got up to a beautiful sunrise and a bright, sunny morning. It wasn't very cold, so I slipped into a skirt and light top and went out to do some errands. I had just finished having my hair trimmed at about 2 pm when one of the stylists remarked, "Oh look, a snowflake!" As she spoke, we saw another snowflake, then another, and then it was snowing. By the time I got home, it was snowing hard! The streets were slushy with icy patches, and footprints were filled in within minutes.

Now I'm curled up in my pajamas, hot roaring fire in the pellet stove, sipping Black Butte Porter (my favorite Oregon brew) and watching the snowfall bury my ugly lawn.

It's going to be great for my little cherry tree!

Fry doesn't know what to make of it. She's been in the window looking amazed, chittering to the snowflakes.

This was the view from our bedroom window just before it got dark out. Doesn't that chicken coop just look snug enough to curl up in?

This isn't supposed to last; it's supposed to switch to rain later, and the rain will wash the snow away. But for now we're both so pleased to be in our very own house together, watching the first snow pile up on our very own yard!


  1. Kimberly- You now have to visit Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon and gaze at the cinder cone that inspired the name of your favorite Oregon brew!! www.BlackButteRanch.com

  2. I believe I do! That looks lovely. I love Central Oregon almost as much as I love the Willamette Valley!

    ...However, the Cinder Cone Red is a different Deschutes beer, haha. I tried it recently but didn't love it like I love the Black Butte Porter, and Keith is a Mirror Pond guy. We are going to have to make a pilgrimage to the Deschutes Brewery someday!