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Monday, December 22, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It STOP!

The snow has delineated the odd curves of part of our yard, and that is due to the many rock formations that exist there. Basalt to be precise.

Although it is very beautiful and quiet, this has been going on a bit long for The Willamette Valley, Oregon. You see, this area is not equipped to keep the streets plowed, and so we get crippled. The ice has caused much loss of electricity and much damage. Many, many places are closed now for days, and this includes retail stores, antiques malls and of course many offices including the state and city offices.

I know this is lightweight compared to many other areas. I love my cake that the snow created out of the bird bath! This family is postponing Christmas celebration until Saturday the 27th., because we will be back in the 40's by then. Yay hooray!


  1. Dear Christine ~ I'm sorry for the harsh weather, but it IS beautiful! My kids don't believe me when I talk about the "big" snows we used to have here on the Cumberland Plateau, since we only have a few inches each year now. Sigh.... I miss those snows!
    Merry Christmas!

    p.s. congratulations to Gregory ~ I read wonderful comments in the latest issue of EAL about his article on Forged and Cut Iron Nails!

  2. You have a beautiful house...at least what I can see of it! I like the bird bath cake too!

    Stay warm!

  3. Christine, we too are "buried" in snow and getting cabin fever!!! I took a picture of my own birdbath cake just today, how funny!!! Stay warm!!

  4. It is very beautiful though Zwee!!! So sorry that it is crippling the city though..that does make it a bit unbearable doesn't it!

    Wishing you much joy, happiness, peace & love this holiday season.


  5. Oh Christine...your snow is beautiful...despite the misery it is causing everyone.
    Your home looks lovely in a blanket of white.
    Your "cake" rose beautifully! You really have to trudge through a lot of snow to feed your little birdies...they are grateful!

    Warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful, peaceful Christmas.

    Hugs, Nancy

  6. I know it's cold, but my, what beauty! Wishing you a lovely Christmas holiday, filled with the laughter of those you love, dearest Christine.
    xo Lidy

  7. Dear Christine,
    I'm sending warm thoughts from California to help thaw some of your ice and snow. :0) Merry Christmas to you and your family, and many thanks for the Christmas card!


  8. Your pictures are just GORGEOUS, Christine! Almost makes me wish the snow would stay, just so you could go on taking pictures.... well, ALMOST!

  9. M*E*R*R*Y* C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!
    xoxoxo rachael

  10. Well, annoying as it may be, the snow and your home are gorgeous! Hope you and your family have a warm and happy celebration this weekend. And kiss up that new grandbaby! They grow so fast...last year was audrey's first christmas...these babies are kids before you know it!
    Happy Holidays!~

  11. Merry, Merry Christmas Zwee!! We too, are postponing our Christmas celebration because of the snow. For us though, it may be New Years Day. This year has been sooo wierd!!

    Warmest Christmas blessings and bear hugs, Aleta

  12. Hope you had a very merry Christmas Christine!
    Wishing you a Happy 2009 to you and yours!

  13. It is snowing again today! We woke up to a small blizzard! Are you having more? Stay warm.