Saturday, December 27, 2008

Festive Shopping

The downtown Bellevue shopping district is so pretty and festive right now with all the Christmas lighting. It's a shame they don't leave it like this year round.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And s-now for something completely different...

In my experience, Seattle usually gets a dusting of snow once a year. That dusting often melts as soon as it touches down. So the fact that we've had about 8 inches of snow on the ground for the past week or so is quite something! It has taken a toll on my running, but we are still getting out for dog walks and shopping (the essentials). I'm hoping it sticks around another couple of days to create my first White Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Paws

The snow might have been one day late in our neck of the woods, but now that it's here, there's a ton of it! Most Seattle school districts were closed yesterday, and many people on my team, including me, chose to "WFH" (work from home). The weatherman made suckers of all of us because the snow never came. But today it is beautiful. Here's Cosmo enjoying the fluffy stuff in our backyard.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

You Light Up My Life

I've been meaning to take this picture of our house in its Christmas outfit just after sunset, but alas it gets dark so early these days that I'm never home in time. A layer of fresh-ish snow ought to brighten the picture up a bit though? Notice the icy road too. I became quite intimate with it just prior to snapping this picture. My camera took a bit of a jolt too, but after a bit of TLC seems to be functioning okay again. Presently my elbow is being iced - and not by the road :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

December Sunset

A beautifully sunny day that ended in a beautiful winter sunset - as seen from our upstairs bedroom. (Note that a plethora of power lines have been "erased" from this image.)