Right smack dab in the middle of the week, here we are at another birthday. It’s not a round-number birthday, I’m not doing anything special to celebrate (beyond taking the week off from work), and there’s definitely no party planned.
The weather decided to give me a present this morning anyway:
It didn’t last or stick, but seeing snowfall while sipping cocoa on the couch certainly cheered me up.
Oh, and Vyx got me a little something:
Her Imperial Majesty fits neatly on a DVD shelf, which she’ll continue to do until I need that shelf space again some day. (Speaking of media, I also received a Blu-Ray of Princess Mononoke. Excellent!)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I shall return to my vacation plans… mainly goofing off. See you next time around, I hope.
Sure, we had those days of bitter (and bone-dry) cold and wind, and I think we had a brief icy-rain storm at some point, but proper piled-up snowfall? In Winter of 2022/2023? That’s a thing of the past, at least in westside Portland Oregon metro.
Except, no, apparently not entirely, not yet.
Last Thursday we got snow. Serious amounts of snow.
Of course, it didn’t really last long. By midday Saturday the roads were mostly clear, and here on Monday afternoon there’s barely anything left hidden in various nooks & crannies.
But, hey, for a couple of days it actually looked like winter around here. Inconvenient as heck, sure, but some part of me loved to see it nonetheless.
On an absolute last-second whim, I headed out this afternoon to take a hike around one of my favorite nearby attractions, the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. It’s just two stops away via MAX light rail, but between the pandemic and everything else I just haven’t made it over there in a couple of years.
Feeling a primal need to get out of the apartment for a couple of hours, I took advantage of a break (more or less) in the inclement weather today for a photo & video making trip up to Bethany Lake Park, a green space located under several sets of power-transmission wires.
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