Winter is here.
Now, it's not unusual for it to snow in Portland, Oregon. But it is unusual for it to snow this much and to stay this cold for so long. I live on the east side of Portland and according to the news, inner Portland received up to a foot of snow, while my area accumulated about 5 inches worth. The city isn't very prepared for that amount of snow fall, so needless to say that much of the metro area had a snow day.
I spent the day with my long johns, snow pants, gaiters, wool socks, fleece and snow coat with hat on and tromping through the fluffy snow. I'm lucky enough to live within an easy walking distance to the pond at Mount Hood Community College and was able to photograph it under snow and ice.
There was a small gathering of ducks that kept a weary eye on me and my husband as I dialed in my camera setting to capture them. As I recall, it was around 22 degrees F with a windshield that made it feel around 17. It was quite cold, but with the layers of warmth and walking through the snow, I stayed toasty warm.
If you were in the Portland area, I hope you had at least one day to just enjoy the snow before the hustle and bustle of life caught back up to you.
I hope you enjoy these images I captured to remember the snow day.