Snowgasm, Arctic Blast 08, Fridgzilla, PDX twitter storm team, etc.

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Snowpocalypse… Whatever name it will be known by, and given the fact that it just started snowing again, I thought I would show you the view from inner SE PDX, which will explain why we are homebound.

What the first snow looked like at our house, about 2.5 inches by noon, Dec. 14.

What the first snow looked like at our house, about 2.5 inches by noon, Dec. 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it got really really cold.  The plants have been suffering mightily.

The Bear's Breeches might just be toast.

The Bear's Breeches might just be toast.

And I swear I can see this Michaelea shiver!

And I swear I can see this Michaelea shiver!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zonal denial may be catching up with me.  This may be the year the banana belt does not come back to life.

 

 

 

Will the banana forest spring back to life? Or will '09 be the year of Banana Stumptown?

Will the banana forest spring back to life? Or will '09 be the year of Banana Stumptown?

The backyard pond is freezing over, and despite running it 24-hours-a-day, the waterfall is turning to ice.

Hope the koi are okay!

Hope the koi are okay!

 Here’s why we can’t get out of the house safely.The ramp is a sheet of snow and ice. The ramp is a sheet of snow and ice.

And the street is a sheet of snow and ice.

And the street is a sheet of snow and ice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The neighborhood animal population is hurting too.

The squirrels are starting to watch us eat.

The squirrels are starting to watch us eat.

And eating from the bird feeder if necessary.

And eating from the bird feeder if necessary.

But all is toasty and snug in the greenhouse.

We can't wait to see the electric bill for this one!

We can't wait to see the electric bill for this one!

The best part about this weather event is the fact that our electric power is still up and running.  That’s what makes a snow/ice storm unbearable: losing electricity.  But so far so good!  Knock wood please.

And even when it’s frightfully cold and the forecast is for more and worse, there are always little signs of hope.  Like this:

 

Big wheel keep on turning, flower keep on blooming.

Big wheel keep on turning, flower keep on blooming.

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3 responses

  1. Damn!! Ok…why the hell am I going up there for the holidays?? You should all come down here! Ha. I bet it is beautiful though. That picture of the frozen waterfall is cool.

    Oh, and thanks for your comment on my blog. 🙂 My dad and I will be coming to your house on Christmas, so we will see you then!

  2. Awesome! Let’s hope it actually stops snowing by then. It’s starting to get a little old, I must say!