Looks like we have 3-4 inches. Dogs like it.
Show Us Your Snow!
Nice pics springcolor. What is the yellow flower with the green stalks?
WW, that is Winter Jasmine
So many deer Bedhive! What do they do to your yard or do you just plant things deer don't like. Cute pup.That liitle sweetpea would freeze in a second. What does she weight? My niece has a brown one named Tessy.
Beautiful pictures! feels like winter. I'm happy so long as the power doesn't go out and I have heat.
There are many deer in this area. I moved to this house 6 months ago..so I am not sure what will happen to the garden come spring. The back yard has 4ft chain link fence (ugly) but it seems to detract the deer from coming in. I have an appointment to put a picket fence around the front garden this morning. My guess this appointment will be posponed due to the snow still on the ground. The front yard was planted with "deer resistant" plants and the back with things I love but will really need to keep an eye out for the deer hopping the fence.Sweetpea is about 5lbs. She has a sister dog named Blossom.
kosk, That is a very nice winter garden picture. I like the lights.
Kosk, Love your lights! They would be nice all year.
BH, so you got some snow. We must have 8-9 inches now. Your cat looks mad. Nice picture of the heron. There is one that flys in here every evening.
How are you and Julie doing up on the MT? Sure a beautiful picture. Take care.
Beautiful shots. Love the curly willow. Your cat looks just like my Shadow. Same coloring.
Torrential rain in Oregon with rapidly melting snow = a big mess in my yard. I've never had puddles like this before. I hope the Washington snow melts more gradually.
Word on the news is no. Not looking forward to this mess. Kosk, how is the wind down there. Sure was pretty while it lasted.
On a gardening note---the heavy snow crushed and destroyed my pop-up greenhouse that I use as a cold frame, which resulted in the overturning of all of my "Ruffled Patty" and "Patty's Plum" papaver orientales that I had started out there. :-( Neighbor's creek is flooding their entire yard and horse pasture, and the road is blocked due to high water. This could be very ugly for people at risk for flooding unless this rain lets up. It is absolutely TORRENTIAL. I had to give my chickens food inside of their coop, b/c the external run is soaked/puddling. It's nasty out there. I don't know if this tropical warm front is going to head north or not. Probably not. A gradual melt-off is what you want. It's ugly down here. Went from snowing hard yesterday with 5 inches of snow to 52 degrees and heavy, heavy rain = perfect flood conditions. We had the exact same thing on January 16, 2011! when 3 cabins on the river where we have a mountain cabin, literally washed away down the river (zigzag river on Mt. Hood).
Take Care. Sorry about your pop-up greenhouse. When things settle can you replant the Papaver? It's frezing here tonight with frozen rain. Then going to warm up! If you don't get your poppies I have a very pretty peachy ruffled one that needs dividing. There is a picture on one of these threads from last spring here on the PNW forum. Could sent your way in the spring. I would post the picture but my computer crashed in November, pictures gone. Anyway, least of your worries right now. Take care and keep those aborable kids of yours safe.
We're still sitting on temps in the mid-20s and it snowed most of today, but lighter flakes so not as much accumulation. Kinda waiting for that warm blast to roll through, although I'm guessing that will be one sloppy mess.
We had snow all day. It stopped at about 4:00. Total of about 6". I'm ready for the rain and warmer.
Rain break for us. A good thing. 2 more inches coming tomorrow.
Total mess out here on the coast! We've had a lot of snow, followed by a 3-day monsoon & then what felt like a hurricane. Aside from losing power frequently, I'm fine here in my mountain aerie. I no longer have an island, just a wide river, but the torrent is spectacular as long as it stays down the hill & across a meadow. Several big chunks of the bank are missing, though.
Haven't ventured past the little market at the foot of my hill all week. Roads so treacherous & trees down everywhere. The shopkeeper, who lives in Salem, has been holed up in the back apartment for 3 days because of highway closings!
So sorry about your flooding, kosk. Is it subsiding?
Summer---yes I've heard things have been a mess on the coast and coast range. I think things will improve quite a bit here today. More rain today, but we had a big rain break overnight. So I expect when the sun comes out, I will see the neighbor's yard improved. No probs in my yard, just a big puddle by the front door. School was cancelled today, though. It's been interesting to see the power of water up close. I'm fascinated by natural underwater springs that must have filled, and then just pop up in our valley spouting water out of the ground like a fountain. None in my yard, but I've saw three of them in other pastures.
Oh wow, really? That sounds wonderful.
I see the power of water up close every day. If not here in my own back yard, then down on the beach whenever I make a grocery run. That's one of the reasons I'm so in thrall to the coast -- you see the awesome, inexorable force of nature all day, every day.
I should say the springs are more like a water fountain like the Benson bubblers in Portland. Watched a dog drinking from one---he was perplexed and enjoying it at the same time. At least our well won't be going dry any time soon!