First Snow

Returning from Montreal we went from unseasonably high temperatures in Canada (mid-80's) to unseasonably low in Oregon (upper 40's). It was overcast the first few days back but when the skies cleared there was a new blanket of snow over the mountains. It has since warmed up a bit and much of the snow has …

Smokey Sunset

As I mentioned yesterday, we have a lot of smoke in the air due to regional forest wildfires. The closest fire is about 75 miles from us and is now 56,000 acres. I took these photos of the sunset last evening. The mountains aren't visible until the sun starts to set behind it and then …

The Mountains

This winter we had an exceptional amount of snow and although the snow in town has been gone for more than a month, the mountains are still getting a lot of snow. There is still about 140" of snow on the mountains. That should help us this summer during fire season and it will keep …

Cold and Beautiful

Our first day of 2016 was very cold but very beautiful. The sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, but it was too cold to be outdoors for too long. The view of the mountains was fantastic. Maralee