Thursday, January 19, 2012

Seattle Snow

January 19, 2012

The first photo is of the UW's Suzallo library. Mike walked into work today and took this shot on his way home. You can make out one guy on cross country skis just to the right of the main entrance.

We had a number of skiiers as well as tons of walkers though our neighborhood. Our street, although a neighborhood arterial, has not been plowed and is snow-covered, with minimal traffic. The kids will end up being out of school for 3.5 days. Frustrating, when our lives are local and we can all walk to work or school, but much of Seattle is very hilly and treacherous. We worked on digging out our drive and sidewalk for the 3rd time today, but Silas wasn't very patient so we ended up going around the block on our sled a couple times. A very good workout for Mom! Silas also took a brief turn pulling Maeve.

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mt. Rainier sunrise

On my bicycle commute to work, I get views of the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and the Seattle downtown skyline.  The last two weeks have been unusually beautiful, with colorful sunrises and sunsets rewarding my ride.  Here is a cell phone photo taken from the 45th Street bridge over Interstate 5, which doesn't come close to doing justice to the view.