Baby it’s cold outside

The first snowfall of the season has dusted the tops of our local hills at last. This year it’s a welcome sight, not only for the skiers, but for the townspeople who have been under a “Boil Water Advisory” off and on for weeks, due to the heavy rainfall and flooding.


The sun even came out for a few minutes to highlight the cool hilltops.


Everyone is talking about it, even the ducks,ย dscn7445a


With all the rain that’s fallen here,

We ducks don’t cry, but rather cheer.

But as the chill turns rain to snow,

We start to wonder where to go.

Maybeย we will be in luck

And fields won’t turn to frozen muck.

The corn and grain in farmers’ fields

Is filling for the strength it yields

But if it freezes, in our strife

We’ll have to eat aquatic life.


34 thoughts on “Baby it’s cold outside

  1. Pat

    Lovely photos! The critters up in your area are quite talkative. I can’t get a word out of ours. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re cooling off, but not like usual. I can’t complain too much.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      We have tons of them, and many stay the winter as it isn’t usually too cold for long in the valley, and we have the warming effect of the ocean. (“Warming” might be overstating it, but it keeps the freezing temperatures away for most of the winter – at the lower levels.)

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  2. Lori

    The Vancouver area is on a short list of places I want to visit some day, if I can ever get my claustrophobic butt back in one of the tin-cans that go high up in the air. ๐Ÿ˜› Those pictures are majestic.

    So, have you had to boil water? Is it pretty cold there now? Chicago is usually way colder than it has been. Since miid-October it’s been in the 60’s & 70’s. Today it is 72!! Unfortunately, there is a shift afoot and by Saturday it’s going to drop 35 degrees.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      You do have an extended summer in the interior of the continent. But you pay for it later, unfortunately. We don’t have to boil our water. We live just outside town and have our own well (228 feet deep) and the water is good. I feel sorry for people in town though.

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