Thursday, March 22, 2012

Snow again!

We are having more snow in March than the rest of winter combined!  We woke up to about 6 inches this morning.  It will melt fast, but it is pretty now.  And it is also the reason we can’t get the Casita on the road yet.  We were thinking of taking off this afternoon.


This is looking towards the valley floor. 


Nodding trees.


A wee snowman, that would have been bigger if a certain grandson had been here to help!


We have a pond that is covered in wire fencing to keep the local heron from eating our fish.  Interesting that the cat is comfortable doing a balancing act.  She never does this when there is no snow.


This is going to be one side of our homemade travel sac.  I still need to put some borders on to get it to the correct dimensions.


A close up.


This will be the flip side.  It is ready for quilting.  The mail-order backing arrived yesterday.


A close up.  The Mary Engelbrecht print had been in my stash for a long time.  Now it is time to get busy loading it on the quilting frame…..

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Still no camping, but….

This is what we woke up to this morning!



And the cats had already been having a party.


Of course, the cats disappeared when it was time for their pictures.

This is last week’s snow:


Going back in time to our return home from Arizona in late February, we had this disconcerting sight zipping down the freeway:


It was a truck being towed by another truck.  I tried snapping a picture when we went by the combo, but the camera wouldn’t fire.  Too much motion, I guess.

Back in Oregon we encountered some elk crossing the road:


There were more elk hiding the bushes, but I could not get a picture of them either because of motion.  Someone was coming up behind us so Tom was stepping on the gas. 

The trip to Arizona was an excellent adventure, but I hope the weather here in Oregon warms up soon so we can get out in the Casita.  Meanwhile, I am working on making a Travel Sac type of bedding.  Pictures of that on the next post.