Sunday, December 21, 2008

No Longer Dreaming of a White Christmas

This is the cozy Port Townsend, Washington, home of our son, Otto, and of his dear wife, Kristin. This photo was taken this morning by Kristin after last night's snowfall. Otto (husband) and I are here to celebrate Christmas with them and Granddaughter Anna. Anna has been studying drama in London with her Adelphi class this last semester, and we were all looking forward to seeing her yesterday. The storms across the country have put off her expected time of arrival in Seattle until tomorrow - a disappointment, but her late arrival will make our reunion even sweeter. She slept last night on the floor of the JFK terminal but tonight will be in the New York home of the grandmother of a simillarly stranded friend.

We Californians are unaccustomed to snow. Port Townsend has snowfall almost as rarely as Berkeley, situated as it is on the coast of Puget Sound in the rain shadow of the Olympics. Kristin also snapped these followin
g pics of bird tracks in the snow and heather with snow caps.

The next photos are mine - the first showing why I hesitated to put my foot on the snow-slicked front stairs and the second, of shadows on snow, from inside a nice warm car.

I hope you are enjoying the season as much as we are! Have good fellowship and fantastic music and fun in the snow.

FLASH! A disappointed Anna has just phoned to say that her flight has been cancelled until Christmas Day!


anno said...

It sounds like you are enjoying the snow, and you have been spared the brutal cold we're feeling here in the midwest. Wishing you and your family warmth & safe journeys!

Reader Wil said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos of thee snow! I wish we had some overhere. Can't you send us some of it?? Well anyway I hope that your granddaughter can come at Christmas. Merry Christmas and a very healthy and happy New Year.

GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

Lovely snow photos and such a treat for a CA gal, like you. Enjoy your holiday with your family. Best wishes!
(Here via Sun. Scribblings.)

inlandempiregirl said...

Our state has snow everywhere. I heard it also fell over where you are staying. I hope your granddaughter makes it soon. More snow is coming our way tomorrow. Merry Christmas.

keith hillman said...

As far as I can make out, we last had a white Christmas in 1978! Never mind - I just called by to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.