Oregon did its impression of Alaska yesterday and was blanketed in snow. The above photo is of Fern Ridge Rd., looking east. Highway 22 bisects the image (behind the stop sign), but it’s not visible beyond that little line. The field to the left of that car on the hill is part of Etzel Farm. It’s something of an optical illusion, in that where I was standing was flat and that’s a fairly steel hill in the distance, but it almost looks like it could be the other way around.
That vehicle on the hill stayed there for several minutes. I don’t know if they made it down, as I had to go home. It was too darned cold out there to stay out for long.
The temperature will stay about the same today (below freezing), so the snow isn’t going to go anywhere. That means I won’t be going out on my scooter to the car show/fireman’s breakfast at the fire department, the craft bazaar at the middle school, or the tree lighting on 3rd Ave. this evening — provided they are all still happening, that is. I know the car show and breakfast are still on (at least as of last night’s post on their Facebook page. The Star Cinema’s Facebook page says (again, as of last night) that their almost free movie is still on. And StaytonEvents.com says the craft bazaar is still a go.
If you go to any of those events and want to share pictures here, that would be awesome! My little scooter just wasn’t made for snow. Please see the Contribute a Photo page for how to submit your image(s). Snow pictures would be great, too, so please feel free to send those on over, too. Thank you!
Stay safe out there.