Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We are in the middle of "a major snow event" in Seattle. The bus routes around town have been "severely impacted." And I've been watching Hummers and trucks slip-slide down my hill all day. (Who knew people even still have Hummers in Seattle?!?)

My mom woke up to two feet of snow in Spokane. My sister is stuck at school in Pullman.

But . . . the snow is so pretty.

I couldn't make it into work, so I took a little walk up to my neighborhood coffee shop for lunch. I couldn't help singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" as I made my way up my hill.

Here are a few pictures.

The view from my window.

My neighborhood.

I mentioned that the street in front of my house was treacherous. I tried to get the police to close the street, but no one answered the phone when I called! Finally, someone took matters into their own hands and put up a sign.

On my way to lunch I saw this man on a park bench with all his belongings, hunched over to try to keep out the snow and wind. It made me very sad, to say the least, thinking about what it would be like to have nowhere to go. I wish we didn't live in a world where this still exhists.

But, all the same, the snow charmed me.

Sigh . . .

** They're also calling it: Snowpacalypse/ Snowmageddon '08. So funny!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful view from your window! I an only imagine the slipping and sliding that must take place on that hill by your place. Craziness, I'm sure. I've got to imagine that it's going to last for a little while longer, too. Yikes!