Northwest Winter

A couple of days ago I drove into the valley through the river canyon. After all the rain we’ve had the river was rushing through the canyon grey green and tumbling over rocks.  It was magnificent. The mists were rising above the treeline. The sky was full of steel grey clouds with the sun occasionally peeking through. I had Christmas music playing over the CD player. It doesn’t get much better than that.

The rain started late yesterday. It poured down all night and all day today and will continue through the night tonight and all day tomorrow. I just came back from feeding the chickens and listening to the rain pelting down on the roof of the coop. I had to clean out the drain in the backyard so the little lake that had formed could drain away.

Thank goodness for lots of projects to keep warm and cozy indoors and wait for a break in the rain.

Here is our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. This is a redwood tree grown in a pot that is ok two thirds of the way up. But the top portion has  foot of trunk between the last sets of leaves. So I just wound extra tinsel around to camouflage it a bit. The tree is standing in a pot and held up by a bunch of rocks and some wood wedges but it does lean to the left. I think that gives it a certain panache.



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Posted on December 20, 2014, in Nature, Redwoods and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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