The big snowstorm of yesterday hit Bend and put it out of business for a while. They lost phone lines, including 911, for two hours. Even the police cars had to chain up to deal with the 10" of heavy, wet snow. I am assuming that they have studded snow tires, but maybe they don't. Power was out for at least 4 hours in many areas, including Bend, Sisters, Crooked River Ranch and Terrebonne.
Those of us in Mayberry (30 minutes south) got off easy. We got a couple more inches last night, but there is only around 5 inches of snow in our yard right now. Just right! Still, I am longing for the beautiful days of summer. Here are some summer photos that I took of the North Umpqua river several years ago. If you have a few minutes, I have made a slide show of some Oregon Waterfalls at the top of the page. Just click on it to enlarge for better viewing.
I am entering this post into both Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday. When you are through here, I am sure that you will enjoy seeing more beautiful photos at both of those sites too.
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