Winter Fun Current Temp: 15F
Rush Ranch – Oregon
February 1, 2017
The theme this month for the Pixelscrapper Blog Hop is “Winter Fun”. If you have been in the midst of this winter blast, I’m sure you are like me and are looking forward to the weather improving. We have about 18″ of snow and ice, and the cold has been down to minus 22F (30C). Gads, it has really been a rough time for farm animals and wildlife. Not to mention the number of driving accidents across the state too numerous to mention. But it’s not all bad. The neighbor children are having the time of their lives sledding down the hill, and the hoarfrost on the trees make everything look magical. Below is a photo that I took outside my bedroom window:
Yes, a winter wonderland. But you see, I spent 46 years living in various parts of Alaska. I was so looking forward to much milder weather when I relocated to Oregon. Yes, Alaska is beautiful, majestic, and remote. All of the things that I loved. But after a certain age, the cold became too cold for too long, the dark became too dark for too long……I wanted to spend my “Retirement years” in the Pacific Northwest, but with a much shorter and warmer winter. Alas, winter has followed me here like a dog follows a trail………..But it’s all good. I received my first garden catalog in the mail just yesterday – Spring is on its way.
Here below are my designs for the February blog hop. You can find the other designers at the Pixelscrapper Blog Hop Forum.