A Special Edition: Snow Falling on Our Cedars

Happy New Year everyone!

My friend Dave over at the BoFN wrote a post about Zig Ziglar this week. It was the shortest post I’ve read in a long time.

Inspired by its brevity, inspired by its clarity, inspired by my need for speed, let’s mimic the idea.

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I live on the west coast of the United States not too far from Seattle. We’ve been drenched recently by what the national news refers to as the Godzilla El Niño. I expect Godzilla might have something to say about that.

We enjoyed a break from the drenching rains for almost one week before the next set of storms dropped by for a visit.

The calm before the storm on Sunday, January 3, 2016 around 8:30 a.m.. You are looking at the mouth of Chambers Bay, near the golf course of the same name.

Just after sunrise, looking west.

January 3rd, looking west. The Olympic Mountains in the background.

Thirty minutes later clouds blanketed the sky.

Three hours later my backyard celebrated the snow falling on our cedars. It fell most of the day.

It fell on more than just the cedars. ;)

It fell on more than just the cedars. 😉

Sadly, in a moment of atmospheric depression, the weather changed its mind. The clouds cried. The snow disappeared. The air turned a misty gray—not fog, it was water-logged.

Now where did I put my galoshes?

Wherever you are, may dry weather and fair skies be ahead of you this weekend.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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8 Responses to A Special Edition: Snow Falling on Our Cedars

  1. kerbey says:

    I’ve never owned a pair of galoshes. Hey, at least you got to SEE snow!


  2. Dave says:

    Wow! Wild weather patterns for a lot of us. There was a Tornado Warning in San Diego yesterday, which few of us took seriously because it seemed pretty preposterous. But yes, a Tornado Warning in San Diego.

    Unsurprisingly, no tornado materialized. We never made it to Oz.


    • I heard about the tornado warning last night. Couldn’t believe it either.
      Since I got a first hand taste of a tornado this summer, we had to out run one on the I-95 freeway in North Dakota, I’m glad you didn’t visit Oz. 🙂

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      • Dave says:

        Wow, that’s pretty interesting. I’ve never experienced a tornado myself. Kind of hope I never do. But hey, people accuse North Dakota of being boring… it definitely wasn’t when you were there!

        Liked by 1 person

      • After driving through ND on more than one occasion, I have to agree with the consensus. It’s like driving across Saskatchewan. In either case, the tornado was more excitement than a person should have in one life time.

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      • Dave says:

        Arto needs to know that you’ve driven through Saskatchewan. I’m gonna tell him! Arto loves Saskatchewan!

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      • We didn’t get to detour to Moose Jaw because of a tornado warning, but we drove across 4 full Provinces last summer from BC to Manitoba. Didn’t have enough time to make it to Flinn Flonn, but ever since Arto got “Freshly Pressed” it’s been on my to do list.


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