Friday, December 11, 2009

Brrrrrrrr

It has been extremely cold for the past week and a half. Our highest temps have not even reached the freezing mark. Most days the highest temps have been in the teens and 20's and the nightly lows have dipped down to single digits! Yesterday morning it was only 5 degrees!! Brrrrr

Yesterday I took a hike up to some local water falls. I'd heard they were frozen and wanted to get a few shots. Being the ever ready girl scout that I am, I put on my Sorrels, bundled up in multiple layers, filled my backpack with extra clothes, juice & crackers and of course chem hand warmers, and off I went!

The river's water level is high from all the winter rains so the falls don't appear as tall as they are in the summer months. We used to spend every summer out here swimming and diving off the rocks. Now the area is gated off to keep vandals out.


The hike in is just under 3 miles, and of course 3 more miles hiking back out! I'm sore today, but the trek was definitely worth it!


Today a storm front is moving in and we are expecting a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain!! Simply the worst combination ever!! So today I plan to study & work from home next to a nice warm fire!

I hope everyone is enjoying a warm & wonderful winter!!

13 comments:

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Wow!! these pictures are truley amazing!! Your aches and pains are well worth it to get these fantastic pictures xx

VAWM said...

Fabulous photographs! Let me know if you're planning to go to CK-PDX in February!

Julie Howard said...

Wow... you really took some amazing photos during your trek. Gorgeous! Miss you and think of you often. Stay warm and have a wonderful holiday! ((hugs))

Vel said...

Wow, Debbie. What a beautiful place to live near. We're now getting some of that cold air here...just a little snow on the ground so far though.

Miss you, my dear. Did you know Julie and I are meeting up next Saturday? Can't wait! :)

Jane said...

Well, I must say, you were rewarded for your bravery...the photos are wonderful!!! We have been having very cold temps too and snow, so I understand! I haven't been brave enough to go out and take photos though!!!

Lynette said...

Beautiful photography Debbie...and here in South Africa we are having warm, balmy, pool days.

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Cheryl Nelson said...

wow!! such gorgeous pics!! Hope you are staying warm today!

Susan said...

LOVE the photos!!! THe hike would have killed me though! I am soooo out of shape!

Miss chatting with you. Hope all is well in your world. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hugs!

Susan

Kim said...

Hey Debbie!!!!! Just wanted to check in on ya and let you know that you are missed dearly. I hope all is well with you and your family! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!! Much love to you!!!!!! Big hugs!!!!!

Luz Maria said...

Wow Debbie,those pics are fabulous!!!

phamil said...

Brrrrrrrr is right!!!! Gorgeous pics, though!!! Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you're doing well. And I hope you and yours have a very happy and healthy Holiday Season.
Hugs,
Patti

Mickey said...

Love your photo's, so pretty. Winter started here as well. We are getting lots of snow tomorrow. Keep warm!

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