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Snowmageddon! And Painting

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

We had a record breaking snowfall yesterday. The city is overwhelmed and cannot keep up with plowing the streets. Our little side street has not been plowed, and is impassable. Even with my all- wheel drive, I don’t have enough clearance to make it out.

I am extremely grateful that my neighbor John came over with his snowblower and cleared my driveway. I had to shovel it again in the afternoon, but his efforts were a huge help for me. Over two feet of snow fell at my home,





The image below are the large flower pots on my front deck. I think they look like ghosts!



Doesn’t the snow on the Pondarosa pine branches look dramatic?



And Fir trees are beautiful with their heavy winter coat.



I finished another landscape painting. I almost abandoned it, and I am really glad that I persevered. It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty pleased with it. It is from a trail I like to hike.



I decided I needed to change my diet and fitness program. I was gaining weight and was unhappy to be going backward. So I rejoined WeightWatchers, it has been almost 25 years since I was last in WW, and the program has changed a lot. I was successful the first time, but it was too restrictive and I regained the weight. It is much easier to follow the new freestyle program,and the mobile tracker is great. I’ve done it for two weeks now, and i’ve Lost 8 pounds. Of course I will keep doing SparkPeople as well! I love the motivation and support and the positive energy of SparkPeople.
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  • ENDUROVET
    Yep, like FloridaSun, I like to look at PHOTOS of snow! My cold intolerance is so bad, I don’t think I could take any prolonged exposure to winter weather...
    Temps have dropped around here to the mid-30’s & there are icy gusts of wind; we’ll have a hard freeze tonight.
    276 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    I LOVE looking at snow...in pictures..ha..ha! Those pictures of the snow in the trees is beautiful and dramatic...maybe one of those would be a nice painting?

    I think your painting is lovely and what a wonderful outlet for your creativity. You have so many beautiful trails near you I'd be hard pressed to choose which ones to paint.

    What a nice neighbor...it's wonderful when neighbors pitch in to help. It gives me hope for the world and I need that today.

    Hugs to you dear one! Good luck on your WW!
    278 days ago
  • TRAILBLAZER6
    Oh my goodness! But isn't it beautiful...until it's not?! Great pictures. emoticon

    279 days ago
  • CANDPDUGAN
    Wow! I know we have gotten a lot of snow in MN but not that much, at least we aren't stuck in house! It is pretty but I'm so over how pretty it all is! Bring on the spring!
    279 days ago
  • 1ZIPPYC
    Wow..that's a lot of snow all at once! We had that happen in Ohio in 2002 mid February. That's when we decided to move to FL ...enough was enough.
    Nice of your neighbor to help out! Snow can be beautiful units own way. Be careful out there! emoticon
    280 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    This is just what our city looks like the past few days! .. Enough already---but on that, I marvel
    over your talent!! It is beautiful!
    280 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    OMG! Is it still snowing today? We are forecast for 5 more inches. Melts and then snows more over here. Bend won - two feet! Thankful you have a good neighbor to help you. Lovely. Love your snow pictures and your painting. Congrats on your WW success. Thanks for Quinn camp and creek. I was stumped! emoticon
    280 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    Yes, that is lots of snow!! Be careful out there. I love your painting, it takes me there hiking with you.
    280 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    That is a lot of snow at one time, but it really is BEAUTIFUL. I love your painting. I mentioned to Ken (who is an Art Teacher) that he should teach me how to paint and he said that it could be the end of our marriage!!! I have some talents, but drawing and painting have never been my strength.

    It is emoticon that you have lost 8# on Weight Watchers. Good for YOU!!!
    281 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Love your peaceful snow pics...the trees look so pretty but that much white stuff can definitely be a hassle to deal with. Your painting is awesome...AND congrats on the 8# loss! Good for you!
    281 days ago
  • MARITIMER3
    You REALLY got snowed in! Glad you didn’t have to shovel all of it.

    Tomorrow is PeterKs birthday (78), and I got a book on drawing and watercolours for him. I think he has a lot of talent, and I hope he enjoys the book.
    281 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Wow! So much snow. Lovely painting. Hope you can get out on your street soon.
    281 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Oh, my...that is a lot of snow!
    Where in OR are you?
    You poor folks!
    Your painting is lovely.
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    281 days ago
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