Hello my friends! How was your weekend? We burrowed in like bears and stayed by the fire. We're having non-stop East Wind, you would not believe the roar of it.. reminds me of how the ocean sounds during a storm. The winds have blown the snow into drifts, very sculptural I might add. This is the little pagoda we brought home from Dayle's parents back yard when their house was to be sold. To the right of it is our creek.. you don't see it? It's buried in snow!
See below the pagoda? That's the POND.. somewhere under the snow. Oh how I hope our Koi make it through this.
At least we've had nice blue skies over the last several days. It has not warmed up at all though. It's 22 deg. F outside. They are forecasting a warm up and rain to come.. LOTS of rain.. and flooding is a big worry.
My art nouveau lady garden statue with a bird on top.. cute.
Looking out through our little forest.
Dayle has been feeding the wild birds on the deck and we noticed one of the woodland squirrels has taken up being a bird. I was so pleased with how good this shot came out using my big Lumix. Notice his tail? The wind is blowing it that way!
Last week I heard about a movement afoot. The Women's March. There is a huge one planned for Washington DC and many others around the country and even in other countries! There is even one in Portland, Oregon and my younger sister Denise is marching in it. I'm so proud of her. I'd be by her side except for my arthritic knees. Read the MISSION of the Women's March. I cannot march but I can and WILL support this march and it's mission. I can knit a Pink Pussyhat! Read about it here Pussyhat Project. Before you get all indignant about the name.. please learn why it's called that.. deal?
The Project aims to Provide the people of the Women's March a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard. My blog friend Meredith is making 6 hats! One for her SIL and 5 to hand out to hatless marchers in WA DC at the march there! My hero! I did good doing one! LOL!
Here is my finished hat.. kinda cute, huh? I will proudly wear this out and about and also in support of the Women's March on Jan. 21. More things are happening regarding the President- Elect (PE). He's saying that he will ban the media from the White House. He refused to take a question from a well-respected CNN reporter at his news conference, shouting him down and calling CNN a "fake news" source. He fired the announcer who's done all the inaugurations for the last 11 presidents. On the weekend where we're to honor Martin Luther King Jr. - Trump blasts Rep. John Lewis, a respected Civil Rights supporter when Mr. Lewis is choosing not to attend the inauguration. In fact, a growing list of politicians are planning not to attend. I personally will not be watching the inauguration but plan for Dayle and I to take a day to drive up the Columbia River Gorge. I am sorry if this information upsets any of my readers, but I also have been thanked from readers across the globe for giving them news that they do not hear so I will continue to express my concerns here.
Changing the subject.. :-).. a photo of my Hibiscus.
And I just had to show you this great photo taken by Friends of Multnomah Falls volunteer Terry Hill of the USFS Site Manager Matt Ramich in Oneonta Gorge!! Isn't this amazing?