Thursday, December 27, 2007

Snow in Portland, Oregon? Yup.

Snowfall on Christmas Day in Portland, Oregon is a rare sight indeed. It's only happened five times in 67 years!! This is one of those rare times!! We had just finished our Christmas breakfast with the kids and had begun to open presents when Bill looked up to see snowflakes falling outside. What began as flurries, and the excitement of snowflakes on Christmas, quickly turned to disappointed faces when we realized that the kids would have to leave to go back home so they wouldn't be trapped up here in the hills. The news said to expect 3-6 inches. So, pack up they did, off they went, and I started talking down the holiday decorations.

By late afternoon the snow had turned to rain (Yay!) and the streets started to clear so I called the kids and asked if they wanted to drive back over for Christmas dinner. Each of them live about a 25 minute drive away. They drove back and we had a lovely dinner!!!

Today we are under a heavy snow warning. We already have an inch!! Which, I do realize, sounds rather scant to those of you getting several feet of it. We're just not used to it. It's been 17 years since it's snowed around here at Christmas!!! It looks like it may be shaping up to be one of those rare snow years. It really is beautiful.....after growing up in Alaska though, I'd really rather have the rain. Besides that, the snow just looks weird on my palm trees!!! Ha!

Warmest snow covered bear hugs, Aleta


Martha Kohley said...

Glad you got to have dinner with your kids. The yard looks beautiful - even with that aqua expanse of pool! You need some icebergs floating on it! Thanks for all the great comments over the holiday season. You blog was a cheery part of my day. Thank you! Martha

Auntie Joy said...

No snow out her in Silverton, just that wet stuff falling from the sky. Keep warm!

Christine LeFever said...

You were fortunate to be able to have caught a photo of it! I enjoyed it and then it was gone, poof, just as it came. I have to agree with you that I'm good for a small amount of the beautiful stuff, but just love that mobility afforded by simple rain.