Snow is in the forecast – promises promises. It only arrives when it’s unexpected.
When I worked downtown this was always the case. The snow would begin to fall in the afternoon leaving the city surprised. We left work early and roads would be snarled with snow and traffic. We told our stories later of being trapped on buses, leaving them to trudge home on foot, becoming part of Seattle folklore.
I once sat on a snow covered freeway for 10 hours – completely stopped by a rollover truck miles ahead – I finally made it home at 2 in the morning. A memorial to Seattle!
Even so, I still love the snow and winter just isn’t the same without it. And so we wait as the arrival date is pushed out. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Could they be wrong again?
Yesterday I went for a walk at Coulon Park and found children in the playground, boats in the lake and eagles against the clear blue sky.
The calm before the storm? We shall see!
We are getting some of a storm here. It’s somewhere around 25 degrees and icy. Texas drivers don’t do well on icy roads.
Ah yes! The rest of the country has gotten a lot of snow, we somehow have missed out. Seattle drivers don’t do well either because there are so many hills! I’m glad I don’t have to go out if I don’t want to. Stay safe!
Thank you! Stay safe too!
I love how often you are seeing bald eagles…so terrific
Thanks John! We’re fortunate to have them in the city and see them regularly over Lake Washington!
Big time snow all around us but just a few inches here in the Twin Cities. But we have the subzero temps temps for about ten days.
Brrrrr! You folks from the Midwest really endure the cold! We only dabble a bit in it here!
PS: Love the photos. The last one with the plane high overhead is so great!
Thank you so much! 🙂
What a great post! We’re supposed to have snow here too-(Oregon)- but I’ll believe it when I see it- too often it doesn’t actually happen and I get my hopes up for nothing. I love snow so much- it makes everything so beautiful! By the way, thank you for the lovely pictures!
Thanks so much! Our two states are so much alike. I too am often disappointed at the no-show snow!
So am I! I’m just like a kid when it snows!!
Terrific eagle shots 😀
Thank you so much!
I will take your blue skies and eagles over snow anyday, Susanne. Lovely photos!
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks so much Pete. I was happy to see the eagles yesterday. And would be happy to get some snow too!
I have got some snow you can have, and welcome to it. 🙂
But it looks so beautiful where you are, I’d hate to deprive you of it! 🙂
I can shovel it onto a plane, and have it with you in 15 hours. I will forego the beauty! 🙂
The blue sky in your pictures is so striking! How dangerous to be stuck in your car in the snow for 10 hours though! I get scared just thinking about it! That’s one of the best things about being retired, you don’t have to go out in it if you don’t want to!☃️☃️❄️
It’s funny but being stuck on the freeway was really weird but didn’t feel that dangerous. Everything was completely covered in white, there were stuck cars in front and behind me.. people were out milling around.. I had my phone and internet, a full tank of gas.. very surreal…
That’s good. As long as you had your phone and other people around, I can see it not being as bad. My dad always told us never to let our gas tank get too low, because you never knew what might happen, like you might have to go on a long detour. Snow wasn’t something we ever thought about though!
Yes I learned a few things from that experience. Have a full tank of gas and carry supplies, snacks, water, blanket, warm clothes, gloves.. etc.. you never know what might happen. There was a diabetic knocking on car doors looking for food..
Oh no! Hopefully they were able to find some!
I hope so too! I assume someone had something they could share. I only had water.
Reading about your ordeal in the snow was crazy, Susanne. I’d say most of us who deal with winters are prepared and can stay warm. Oh but those eagles! They must be nesting. We saw a whole family the other day, complete with a juvenile, and of course me without my camera. Now I keep my Canon surest (don’t laugh) in my giant purse just in case when we’re out and about. So…snow…Spokane is supposed to get some this week. What’s so different here compared to Seattle is our snow is dry and melts rather quickly, so no complaints here. I probably won’t post this detail on my blog, but we’re supposed to get snow on Monday, the very day we meet with the electric company engineer on our property. Hope they don’t cancel!
Aren’t the eagles wonderful? We see them year-round over Lake Washington; when a juvenile flew above these two they began chattering away. It was wonderful to see and hear them too! I wished I’d had the RX10 with me, but as you learned in my other post it stopped working! I had my compact Sony RX100 with me, not much zoom, but okay. I understand wanting to have your best camera with you to capture the special moments that come up!
I hope things keep moving along so you can get into your new home soon!