Thursday, January 08, 2009

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is the name of this weather system where wet pacific air gets sucked up and dumped on western washington for days on end. It's a bit more than normal this round and most of the area is in a state of emergency. More than 60 major highways are closed, ALL roads to eastern washington are closed.. it's craziness. at least it's 85 degrees warmer than fairbanks! the backyard, glad i don't have a basement.
why is the neighbor's yard perfectly dry and mine totally saturated?
the ditch on the edge of my yard. this morning there were pintails, mallards, and gulls <100 yards from my kitchen window.
my boss' mother-n-law took this photo off her front porch, just south of here.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy New Year!

a few photos spending the new year in NH and Maine...

Bryce's 5th birthday!
teaching abigail new tricks, yes table dancing!