Friday, December 26, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Foggy sunrise.
Snowy day.
Sky meets earth.
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

White Christmas

Since we celebrate Christmas in our house,
We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
Hope your Holidays/Solstice/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/New Year is all you want it to be.
OTW weather.
We have snow still ... again ... still.
I usually say that about rain here.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


This little guy posed just outside the window,
so I obliged by taking his picture.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Busy birdfeeder before blizzard

The birdfeeder was very busy today, with many different birds.
All getting full before the blizzard arrives.
Very tiny sparrows to very large ravens who were too big to fit on the feeder -
not that they didn't keep trying. They would grab the edge of the ledge, constantly flapping their wings, trying to get to the seeds.
They did clean the seeds off the snow under the feeder.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Interesting how the wind sculpted the snow around the car. We had cleared the driveway around the cars before the winds arrived.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blowing wind, drifting snow

The winds in this storm blew all day, creating snow drifts and clearing lawns and roads - in places. Part of our lawn was clear, part was covered in a 2-3 foot drift. There was a drift along both sides of the cars that was almost as tall as the car - as you can see here, also in between the cars. The drift also covers several bushes. This picture was taken while a mild wind was blowing. The gusts created blizzard-like viewing, white pictures. We chose not to leave the house very much.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Before the wind...

..there was snow that had covered everything. (This was early in the storm.) By the time the winds had blown through, this bench was clear again. I'll post more pictures the next few days.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's bloomin' cold...

This is really a picture of some of our pansies.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

We have snow!

Snowfall and the bird feeder.
We made sure to fill it before the storm hit. It is supposed to be VERY cold the next few days.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crisp fall day

We are having more frosty mornings. It looks as though autumn is getting close to ending and winter is on its way. Most days nows, we have a fire going.

I do like a fall day, with the air crisp and extra-clear.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sugary chrysanthemum

Frosted mum,
looks delicious
Happy Birthday, Jovanna!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Frosted leaves, shivering in the early morning cold.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Twilight bloggers visit Forks

These two Twilight fans are visiting Forks from Alberta, Canada.
We met up with them at the Visitors' Center.
They even brought their own "Edward" along.

Parked next to Bella's truck.

They call themselves "Dorks in Forks," and are doing a blog on Facebook.
I quote the fork:
They were giving these forks out, and asking people to sign their shirts. Generally, just having a great time! Nice job, ladies.
There was one interestingly silly thing: the decorations on the car prevent the doors from opening. To get in and out of the car, they crawl in and out the back hatch.
Oh, to be young again!
We are so glad they came to visit!
For more Forks "Twilight" information, go to the Chamber of Commerce link at the bottom of this blog. We have Twilight tours, trivia and treats here in Forks!

For those who don't know, Forks is the main setting for a set of books by Stephenie Meyer.
The first book in the four-book series is "Twilight."
The movie based on the first book is opening this Friday, the 21st, around the nation,
though not here in Forks, as we don't have a theater.
The four-book series has been on the USA Today booklist in the top 7 for the last 6 months, at least. They are currently the top four books on the list.
For more information on the series, please see Stephenie Meyer's website at: .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

River is rising

This is one of the rivers that make the forks our town is named for. It is rising, and we're getting more rain. This was taken a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

To those who have served,
and those now serving.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rainy day mowing

Can't let a little rain stop the mowing, can we? This is one of the big tractor mowers you see keeping the road edge clear.
If we stopped doing whatever we're supposed to be doing just because of rain, we wouldn't get much done around here... We've gotten over 10 inches in the last few days and we're expecting another round of heavy rain the next couple of days. The rivers are high and getting higher.
The rainfall for the year is at 75 inches I think. Doesn't quite sound like enough, yet. We get an average of 10 FEET each year, so, we're running a little dry - for us.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fuzzy frost - frosty fuzz

Cool, huh? (Did I really type that?)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Skywatch Friday Sunrise

foggy morning,
sun creeping up over the hills,
ghostly mists hugging the hills and crawling across the field,

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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Bubbles in the bubble and bubbles on the bubble...

Bubbles are so fascinating! This was taken this summer.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

They're ba-a-a-ack!

The Roosevelt elk are back to visit in the field across the street. We see them there in the early morning, waking up and starting to head out. They start moving out as the sun starts to rise, and are almost out of the field by the time it's light enough to get a picture. They are big enough for me NOT to get close enough for a flash to work in the dark. Majesty is a good word for these beautiful creatures.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Frosty patterns

I know that frost is really not good for most plants, but frost gives such a (dare I say it?) cool accent to them. Fascinating.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Autumn has arrived

A frosty cold morning here in Forks. Cool weather at last!

To those who have been looking for photos here, I apologize for my absence. My mother-in-law passed on recently, and, with other happenings here, we have just not been around cyberspace. I hope to add more consistently in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bella's Birthday Bash

Mayor Reed proclaiming Sept 13, 2008 Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks.
Our own "Chief Swan" - Police Chief Mike Powell, and Mayor Reed.

Some of the birthday crowd.

Happy Birthday, Bella! Isabella Swan is the main female character of the book and movie, Twilight, set here in Forks by the author, Stephenie Meyer, as well as the three subsequent novels, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. These four books have been in the top five slots of the USA Today Bestseller list for about the last two months. Not bad for a first-time author! Way to go, Ms. Meyer!

More birthday crowd.

There were quite a few fans of the series in town for the day of celebration. Adding 1000 or so people to a town of about 3000 is very noticeable! Great fun was had by all it seemed. We certainly had a good time people-watching!

I'll post some of the interesting cars that arrived for the day as well, on a future post.

For more photos, you can check out the local paper, The Forks Forum at: .

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ABC Wednesday - H is for ...

... Hoh River, ... Hoh Rainforest,
and ...

... H is for Hair in front of Hills. This one seemed too good to pass up.

Yes, this is my hair. It's over 4 feet long right now.
It seemed a natural for H...

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

St Louis CDPer visits Forks

This fellow CDPer and his wife visited us today in Forks while on their vacation on the Olympic Peninsula. We met at JTs Sweet Stuff on our main street and were able to converse over a cup of joe. We had an interesting time. Thanks for calling and coming by!
(He said I could put his picture up.)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ABC Wednesday - F is for ...

... Forest, of course (this was taken on the walk to Marymere Falls, voted the best hike on the Olympic Peninsula).
... and more forest, since there's so much here.
...Ferns in the forest (you can't keep the ferns from growing everywhere - they're even growing up from underneath our deck).
... Cape Flattery framed by firs (Cape Flattery is the most NW point on the 48 lower states).

... and, as a quilter, I had to include fabric at Chinook Pharmacy here in Forks.

F was actually no problem here in Forks. I was glad to be able to find so many this time. I'm having fun with this.

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