Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Day - Why Stay at Home

It does snow in Eugene from time to time though it isn't an every day thing in winter we usually get a dusting occasionally and sometimes a few inches that stick. This was one of those "it stuck!" days.

Of course Sharyn had something scheduled this time it was a doctor's visit in Eugene. Nothing serious just routine. Being the avid snow driver I am off we went and the roads were terrible. Snow crushed to ice and very, very slippery.

There were several cars on the side of the road but I'm not sure this car was parked on the snow on purpose or it just slid in with nature's help. It took us about an hour to reach the doctor's office taking the long way there to avoid the hill on 30th Street.

This car looked a little less than straight on the road and another was parked on a lawn,

The snow had slowed but it was still going and I got this and the previous from the second floor of the Professional Building where the doctor practices. Before I took the pictures I read an issue of "Wired" magazine and caught up on all the new technology toys. I think my favorite article was a review of several DVD repair machines. They repair the disks not the DVD Players. The price range was $500 t0 a low of $19. The cheap model didn't get a very good repair rating and all the others were messy slopping goo all over. So being bored with goo and DVD's I pulled out the Sony Alpha (My microminimuse camera).

I felt sorry for those people walking in the snow and found out later Isaac had to walk to the University of Oregon from his bus parking lot because the bus couldn't get up the hill to his spot. I figured he must of had to walk 10 blocks or more and probably walked right past this building.

Did I say I like to drive in the snow but hate driving on ice.

Since I was in a doctors office I had to get aquarium pictures (they all seem to have them as if by command) and this office had a very nice aquarium with little fish and lots of bubbles.

I liked these tiny red, white and blue patriotic fish.

This silvery one carried it's own rainbow.

I enjoyed the bubbles and the fish were cute; most of all I liked how clear and clean the water looked.

Back at home, and on the back porch, the sun finally came out leaving vivid blue skies and crystal clear views.

What a lovely view of the giant cottonwood tree next door.

I heard it was going to snow so Sharyn and I got some sunflower seed out for the birds.

We had a dusting on the back porch and evidently the birds were there walking around.

Some of the leaves and tiny branches were falling from the mimosa tree and resting on the snow.

Night fell and I went out to shoot the house with the lights aglow.

I always enjoy the Christmas lights that signify Peace and Joy on a clod winter's night.

It's all very festive and I like the fact that no matter how many or how few lights I am reminded that life is more than what I see but what's in my heart.

Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 367 - the Contender 321

Quote of the Day -
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss was an American Writer and Cartoonist best known for his collection of children's books. Theodor Seuss Geisel - A.K.A. Dr Seuss - was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Henrietta Seuss and Theodor Robert Geisel, both of German descent. His mother often chanted pie-selling rhymes to her children to make them fall asleep at night. Ted credited her for giving him both his ability and desire to create the rhymes for which he became so well known.

He published over 60 children's books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters, rhyme and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. His most notable books include the bestselling classics Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, remind me of Horcum's hole.
Great blog.
Thank you. ~~PF~~


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