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Impending Spring

It was inevitable: After a too long February, the first tastes of spring have appeared. And not a moment too soon, as the colder than normal weather plus the off and on snow (that didn't do anything) was wearing me down. On Sunday March 10th, Steve M and I took a long bike ride on… Continue reading Impending Spring

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The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.

Hot cocoa with bourbon after shoveling: It is nice being an adult! Yes, folks, you heard the news: It has snowed in Portland. But our fair city was ready, as shoppers cleaned the supermarkets of kale on Friday. I actually was shopping on that tragic day, and did bear witness to the eviscerated dairy case… Continue reading The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.

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But the summer lingereth. (Plus a Heavy Duti update.)

Oh, Northwest weather, you got all contrary again. The autumnal equinox hit, and what do you do? Give us summer like weather, dry and highs in the 80's F. Okay, fine. As long as it doesn't come with all that haze and smoke, I think I can survive. 😉 But no, weather like this is… Continue reading But the summer lingereth. (Plus a Heavy Duti update.)

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The unexpected late season snow

Portland's snows are usually not big, and not frequent. We had snow around Christmas that lingered for a couple days. Since then, we hadn't seen snow, and temps got pretty mild, even scraping 60F/16C. But this last week, it got cold, and the unlikely happened: it snowed again. In the past seventeen years here, the… Continue reading The unexpected late season snow