Monday, December 17, 2012


This picture was taken Saturday morning when all was quiet and calm...
Today we're having very different weather: lots of wind! I woke up this morning just before 5 am because everything just sounded so different outside. I got out of bed, opened the sliding doors downstairs and woooosh there it was. I could hear it coming in from a distance and then just swell to a crescendo and then.... then it was gone again. Waves riding through the air!

I found several broken branches strewn through the yard and I have heard of several trees down and intermittent power outages. So far we are just fine, but  another front is expected to hit us overnight with even a winter storm warning for the early morning hours. I'll believe it when we see it, but there is a bit of excitement in the air nevertheless...

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So with all these wind gusts and large trees in our area I decided to not go out for a run today and instead I did my dvd workout. I will feel those glutes tomorrow! I did go out for a run Saturday morning though but it was not a very pleasant one. I was just about half way on my route when all of a sudden several shots rang out!!! Somebody was hunting in the area (we do live very rural) and the concussion from the shots made several little branches nearby fall down, so it was indeed very close! Not to mention how loud those shots were, I just about .... well, you can imagine how I felt. And then, a few minutes later, a coyote ran across my path about 100 yards ahead! Wow, what a morning!

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Well, that is enough excitement for now. Miss M. has another Basketball game this afternoon and then the rest of the week the kids will have their finals to get through and then..... we will finally have our Winter Break. We have been invited for an overnight stay at Crystal Mountain with friends of ours for some skiing, snowboarding and snow photography (that will be me) so that will be a magnificent start to our Holidays!
Remember this one from last March?  {smile}

View of Mount Rainier...


  1. Voorzichtig aan daar, wat een avonturen met hardlopen!
    Ik kan me voorstellen dat je uitkijkt naar de kerstvakantie :)

  2. That last picture is fabolous!
    Aggie kram

  3. We are in a cold snap with out wind though thank goodness stay safe.....Heidi
    Have fun!


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