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We’ve had plenty of winter this winter – school kids have missed five days already – not counting today. As I drove home from work last night the first few snow flakes were dropping. As we ate dinner and went about our evening routine the snow continued to come down. We had more than a couple of inches at bedtime. When we awoke, there was a lot of snow (for Portland) and it was still snowing. By my calculation (see photo below) we had five inches at our house. This is a big deal for us. While it’s not unusual to get snow once or twice a winter, to get half a foot in one storm is rare.

I didn’t go into work because the roads were all but closed and the bus I would take was cancelled. So, after a second cup of coffee I headed out to grab some pictures from the neighborhood. You can get larger size of the photos if you click on them.

Snow in the neighborhood

Snow in the neighborhood

Snow in the neighborhood

Snow in the neighborhood

Our house in the snow.

Our home in the snow

Our home in the snow

Our home in the snow

Our home in the snow

As I walked along the right side of the house to get to the back yard and deck I brushed up against those snow-covered trees and got a nice snow ball or two down my neck.

Here you can get an idea of the depth

Snow depth

Snow depth

Then I pulled out the ruler

Snow depth

Snow depth

The green space behind our house is beautiful and reflects the seasons so well. We are so lucky to have found this house (with the help of our friends the McD’s) back in 2000.

Snow in the green space behind our house

Snow in the green space behind our house

Snow on our back deck

Snow on our back deck

The snow covered branches are amazing

Snow covered trees

Snow covered trees

Here is the line of back yards

Neighborhood back yards

Neighborhood back yards

Enough of that; I had to go shovel the side walk

I shoveled our walk

I shoveled our walk

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