Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November "Arctic Blast"

Ever since I can remember, the local news has gone to town with their extreme winter weather coverage. I believe yesterdays storm has been referred to as Arctic Blast 2010 so that's what I'll call it. Friends across the country laugh at our inability to maintain any sort of normalcy during one of these "freak" winter storms. It's almost like the people and the city of Seattle can NEVER quite be prepared for yet another crazy/sudden storm. Yesterday,I had a brief flashback to past winter commutes home so I left work at 1:30 and was home faster than normal. I finished my work day from my home office and worked from home again today. I have a feeling we're going to be in for a long, cold winter...maybe by the time the next storm hits the city will be a bit more prepared - ah probably not. As I write, it's currently 14 degrees out and only twenty days about it was 74 degrees.
Here are a few of my photos re-capping my past 24 hours.

snow collage

The sunrise this morning




Sunset out our backyard


Hope everyone enjoyed their snow day and weren't one of the thousands stranded on I-5 for 5 hours last night.


The Sievers said...

brrrr! glad you made it home and got to work from home! we didn't have power for 21hrs, but we're warm with our stove at least. i think it'll be a rough winter too unfortunately. snuggle up!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Beautiful pics!!

The Weber Family said...

You captured the sunset/sunrise so well, it was GORGEOUS! Funny how the west side of the state is so paranoid when there is an inch of snow on the ground. My husband likes to laugh at us "west-siders". =) Nice that you got to work from home, love the pics.

Tara Holmes said...

Gorgeous, but BRRRRRRRR. I prefer your home in the summer with beers in hand and kids running around outside.