Tag: Weather

Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest

Last week we enjoyed the great outdoors on our trip to Oregon where we found giant bubbles at Seaside, took a cool walk at Cannon Beach and visited Herman the Sturgeon at the Bonneville Fishery. Herman is over 10 feet long and 80 years… Continue Reading “Outdoors in the Pacific Northwest”

After the Rain

After last week’s heat wave, Juneuary returned to the Pacific Northwest bringing cold, wet, windy, winterlike weather. But after a few days of torrential rainfall, the sun reappeared yesterday along with some magnificent clouds. The air has been washed fresh and clean, new plants… Continue Reading “After the Rain”

Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle, sang Perry Como. Perhaps they are – just not often enough! 😉 It turns out that Seattle is one of the cloudiest cities in the country, with over 300 cloudy days a year on average.… Continue Reading “Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray”

Blue Skies and Eagles before the Snow

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… Continue Reading “Blue Skies and Eagles before the Snow”

Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t

While the rest of the country is burning up, here in the Pacific Northwest we continue to have cool temperatures. And wind. And rain. And always cloudy skies. Perhaps we’ll have no summer at all. Earlier this week I walked along the Cedar River… Continue Reading “Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t”

Ordinary Days after Oahu

Some of you asked that I bring back the sunshine from Hawaii and I obliged – at least in the Pacific Northwest. When we left for Oahu last week, the skies over Seattle had been gray for weeks on end, the rain unceasing and… Continue Reading “Ordinary Days after Oahu”

A Winter Walk at Seattle’s Lincoln Park

The year started out balmy, lulling us into thoughts of spring, then surprising us with sloppy wet snow. Then came the endless days of rain and even the locals grew weary.  Did we let that stop us?  Nope. We managed a walk whenever we… Continue Reading “A Winter Walk at Seattle’s Lincoln Park”

Winter Scenes in the Pacific Northwest

Just last week I was walking along the Cedar River Trail, enjoying temperatures close to 60 degrees. Today we have our first snow of the year.  I like both. Wet, sloppy snowflakes have already stopped falling and the thin layer that covered the ground… Continue Reading “Winter Scenes in the Pacific Northwest”

A Rainy Last Day of Fall, Two Cats and Clam Lights!

After a mostly dry fall in the Pacific NW it seems that all the pent up rain has finally been loosed in a fury making today the rainiest Dec 20th on record, with many more like it to come.  How quickly we forget! Benji… Continue Reading “A Rainy Last Day of Fall, Two Cats and Clam Lights!”

Tiger by the Fire

It seems that summer packed up and left in a hurry this year, slamming the door on its way out. A couple of weeks ago we had the most dramatic lightshow I’ve never seen in Seattle – heavy rain, thunder, and hundreds of lightning… Continue Reading “Tiger by the Fire”

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