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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Cold Snap Continues ...

Now this is cold: -30*.  At 7:30 this morning, I looked at our old metal and glass thermometer and it said -30*.  I thought, oh, this thing must be wrong, and grabbed my car keys to go outside and see what my mirror said.  My poor car didn't want to start, but it did.  Good car, thank you.   The two matched up!

The severe weather alerts are cautioning about frostbite for exposed skin, and hypothermia, if you are not properly dressed for the weather.  I hope that all the homeless were able to find shelter, and that people are taking proper care of their animals.

I took these pictures of our yard yesterday afternoon.  It was so beautiful out:

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Tammy said...

OH MY that's cold! But what beautiful, beautiful pictures!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Tammy! It is gorgeous. It warmed up to 10* ... a 40* increase but only 10* in the end.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Your pictures are gorgeous, but oh my goodness!!! Thirty BELOW zero? Yipes. Thirty ABOVE zero is plenty cold for me.

Sally said...

Very cold - I've never been in temperatures that cold. Your photographs are stunning.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't know it was so cold your way! I can't even imagine how that feels. We have the opposite problem: it's 85 and muggy. It's hard to decorate the house for the holidays when it feels like you should be packing up for the beach! I know lots of people would like to be in our shoes, but after eight months of heat, I'd LOVE some cooler weather.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow, that's cold! Good thing you have a blanket of snow - beautiful snow!

Lynn said...

Just reading about this is making me cold - be careful out there. Your photos make it look all nice and peaceful.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Beautiful, yes, but oh, the cold! Brr. I won't complain today when I'm out in the rainy 40 degree temps.

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The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

2012 Army All American Game Video

Photo Source: Nike "The Opening Brochure" Pages 2 and 3
During the week of July 5-9, 2011, Cary and I were privileged to attend "The Opening", watching quarterback grandson Tyler Matthews (#43 the first day, and #15 on game days) play with 150 of the best high school football players in the United States. The event was held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. I hope that you enjoy the pictures ... some are better photos than others, but I tried to capture as many kids as I could.

There are approximately 500 photos in these slide shows. They are of the players, the fans, our family and everybody/everything that caught my eye. They are in chronological order. No names are on the pictures, even if I do know who people were.

As time permits, I will also be writing blog posts about my experience as a spectator. Since I still have a lot to learn about football and this is not a sports blog, I'll write some human interest stories as seen through my eyes. That said, Tyler Matthews, YOU ROCK!!!!


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