Monday, December 22, 2008

AK weather in WA

this weather is pretty much unheard of for this area - over a foot of snow right here on the coast. I am absolutely LOVING it, like a kid with not just his hand, but his whole head stuck in the candy jar... 20 degrees and snowy and bright - does it get any better than that?


Audrey and I hosted a little solstice party at my house last night. Neither of us know many folks here, the roads were horrible... it had the makings for a lame night. But little by little folks showed up and it actually turned in to a fun little holiday party. Lots of bizarre little connections you would only find in a small town like la conner... Alex -Audrey's college buddy exboyfriend was here with his family who moved to la conner a year ago. Turns out he works with my officemate Jenny, who also came. Jenny's husband Chris went to high school with Scott - who I met through Yoga in la conner - etc. forgot to take photos (sorry mom) but i was very proud of my decorating - icicle arms and asparagus nose...

best batch ever?

the tradition continues...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

sunday am

just shot this photo out the kitchen window while on the phone with my mom this morning. the abundance of Hawks in the Skagit in the winter is amazing, they seem to be on every single power line, but this is the first time I've had one on the porch. Sharp shinned? .

Deception Pass Dash

I went and watched this grueling 6 mi paddle race today through Deception Pass. Basically you have to sprint the first few miles to beat the tide, otherwise you're fighting the current through the Pass and it's pretty much hopeless. I wasn't up for it this year but it was fun to watch all the different boats (surf kayaks, outrigger canoes, etc) and I'd love to do it next year..
i think santa was a bit tired.