Monday, December 22, 2008

December Snow: Night Shots

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Click here for another batch of snow pictures from earlier

Hey all: here are some night shots from the snow up here!  Sure is pretty; and getting colder again.  Here's three to whet your appetite!  Click on the link above to see the rest of 'em!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Big set of snow pictures

Click here to go straight to the pictures; (what, you don't like my writing?)

Not lot to say; highlights of our weather?  Low temperature was this morning at my house of 8 degrees (of course, that was at about 8:15 AM, so it might have been colder before that).  We topped out at 9+ inches of snow.  It is beautiful, but cold.  Enjoy!

(The Holly is out in Full Force right now)

(Our cul-de-sac)

And Whatcom Falls Park;

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Strange Mix of Pics...

I know, this is a strange mix of pictures...3 shots of downtown Fairhaven, and 3 of my nephews (at least two of them).  Ok, well there you have it anyways...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow part II

The big "dump" - I woke up very disappointed, thinking our weather-men had blown it (again) but Oh me of little faith: it started snowing in earnest about 10:00 and didn't really stop until about 4:00.  Here's just a few pic's from the day;

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I love the snow...actually, I love any type of unusual weather; storms, wind, hard rain, sleet, hail, but my favorite, is severe cold and snow.  Don't know why; as long as I can remember I've always loved the snow.  My mom always said it was because it snowed on the day I was born.  I'm not sure about that, but it's as good a reason as any.  At any rate, I've had a blast watching all this Bellingham snow and have even developed a reputation as an amateur weather hound; (not sure if it's a good rep or a bad one).  At any rate, I thought I'd share my favorite weather websites.

1) - I love this website because they do a lengthy write-up about the weather and usually include all the details I love to read about.

2) national weather service, Bellingham - I love this site because you get accurate forecasts, especially short term.  You also get in bright bold red letters, any warnings or special weather statements (like, right now, as I write, there is a Winter Storm Warning for Bellingham).

3) intellicast radar - When weather is happening, I go to this radar loop - my brother-in-law who is a pilot put me onto this site as a good one for seeing what's actually happening; (blue for snow, red for mix, green for rain).

4) accuweather, Bellingham - I just found this site and love it for long range forecasting, as in 15 days or so.  Accuweather actually had this arctic blast predicted about 10-11 days before it actually happened.  Keep in mind though, long range forecasting is very iffy, especially in the NW.

5) is fun too, but I'm not sure it's very accurate.  Stay with the local guys for the most accuracy - a couple more are and, both Seattle based but still have good reports on Bellingham.

So there you go!  Those are my favorite 4 weather websites.  Got any suggestions?

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Pictures 2008...

Straight to the pictures (lame)

Ok, nothing big to write home about here, but have gotten the camera out a few times the past couple of days.  Here's 3 of them...(click here to see the rest)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Brilliant Bellingham Sky

Straight to the pictures here;

So, it's been awhile since I've blogged.  To be honest, I haven't felt like it and haven't had anything to write about.  That changed today.  I brought my camera to work on the off chance of seeing something.  As I pulled into the parking lot for work this morning, I found some brilliant red "berry looking" type things (sorry, I don't know plants).  They were glistening in the morning sun.  The best was yet to come...

Thursday is my "late night" day of the week where we have our music rehearsal.  I usually leave around 4:30 to get dinner and am back to the church by 5:30.  As I left for dinner today, I saw the most brilliant sunset of the year by far - I was both running back for my camera, kicking myself for not leaving 10 minutes earlier, and praising God that I actually caught the part of the sunset that I did catch.  I pulled of the side of the road and snapped a bunch of pictures.  Truth be told, the pictures are all totally straight off the camer, not "touched up" in any way.  Notice how the colors change as the sunset went on.  Enjoy (and check out the rest of the pictures here).