Monday, January 31, 2011

A lovely day in the Pacific Northwest...

I am almost ashamed to be so happy about our weather today, when it looks like most of the
country (including my parents in Ohio) will be facing what looks like a heck of a winter
storm.  But here in Western Washington, we are to be blessed with a week of clear, sunny
skies.  After last weeks rain, its nice to see Mr. Sun.  We don't often see his cheery face
around here in the winter.  While out running errands today, I had to stop and take a few
pictures to show what a sunny, winter day looks like in Washington.

This is a picture of downtown Seattle with the Olympic Mountains (across Puget Sound)
in the background. 

These silly looking things are the snags left when the city of Sammamish cut the trees down.  I
guess the original idea was to turn them into Totem Poles, but the cost was prohibitive.  So
for the winter, the city had the snags covered in sweaters.  They look silly enough in the
pictures, but up close they look even sillier.  I have to say this is the first time I've ever
seen a tree wearing a sweater.  At least they all coordinate.


one-eared pig said...

Beautiful view! And yes, the snags in sweaters look dorky.

Lanyardlady said...

How gorgeous that is. I have never been to the West Coast but hope to get there someday. Thanks for commenting on my blog; I'm glad to find yours.

Pretty Things said...

Those are sweaters? That's kind of cute. Weird, geeky, but kind of cute.