Saturday, November 27, 2010

The big thaw

It happened so fast, over Thanksgiving night and into the next day; we could drive around and walk without sliding into disaster. While visiting my mother, I spoke with some old acquaintances there to visit their elderly aunt. Two of the girls had been elementary school students of mine ages ago, and the one almost out of college said she drove up to Seattle from Salem on Monday, and was still stunned by the surreal experience. Trucks and buses were jack-knifed and scattered all across the lanes of the freeway, and the traffic still able to move had to weave around them, from lane to lane. As she approached Seattle, the snow came down harder and harder, and she was amazed to actually get to her parents' house. This La Nina condition is loca.
Sunday afternoon now, and it was warm enough to walk without a heavy outer layer; soaked up as much light as I could.

2 Comments:

Blogger robin andrea said...

Nice to have those thawing temps, so you can get out and walk in the sunlight. Sure wish I knew what la nina had in store for us. So far, it's been wet, wild, and weird!

7:37 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

According to the local meteorologists, no one can really say for sure what the rest of the winter will be like; it could just be cold and wet in the lowlands and heavy snow in the mountains, or more of the last mess.
I hope the snow stays where it is preferred!

9:42 AM  

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