The wild Washington winter weather continues as the entire region is shut down once again due to snow and ice. This is a picture of Interstate 90 in the Issaquah area (east of Seattle) of the abandoned vehicles left over from last night's commute. (WSDOT live camera)
I shot this picture with the aperture open to get the streaking snow effect. Taken at about 10:30 last night. It was coming down really hard!
The tree closest to our front porch is going to need to be tied to the house to keep it from getting bent every time we have heavy snow. Brian rescued that tree when it was tiny, following a huge wind storm we'd had in California. He found it outside his work in the parking lot. It was about 10" tall, so he wrapped the roots in paper towels and we potted it when he got home. It was one of only 2 trees we smuggled into Washington from California when we moved, and it's really thrived!
The rhododendron and dogwood tree in the front yard. Everything looks like it's been topped with sugar.
Looking east, from our back deck.
The final irony of today's storm is that Brian leaves today for a 3 day trip to Anchorage, Alaska, because he misses snow, cold and real winters!! He's wanted so much to see Anchorage in the middle of the winter. His flight's at 3:30 so hopefully by then the highways will be clear enough so we can get him to the airport.