Wordless Wednesday: Dreaming of Sunshine

Costa Rica, 2016

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Photos on Friday…

Photos today, but no stories. It’s been a busy week with visiting exchange students, sleep deprivation and work insanity so it’s hard for my brain to put words into sentences at the moment. I’m looking forward to a weekend of rest, relaxation and re-connecting the synapses.

Photographs captured during my Parents’ visit in December when we walked across the Tilikum Crossing Bridge and caught the aerial tram for a bird’s eye view of the city.

Snow Crazy 2017

We’re preparing for another possible bout of freezing rain to come through Portland tomorrow. It’s been a tough winter for this snow-phobic Aussie, and I find myself flipping regularly through photos of our Costa Rican vacation and longing for a little sunshine.

I’m not alone. The common refrain from fellow working parents when we see a snowflake on the weather forecast is “Noooooooo”! Thankfully the kids already have the day off tomorrow for teacher planning so we won’t have to contemplate the logistics of adding yet another day to the end of the school year.

Still, I have to admit that I enjoy the first day or two of snowfall when everything is  covered in a bright, white blanket and the sound of the neighborhood is muffled. It’s by day 3 or 4 when the blanket starts to turns different shades of brown and yellow and we all start feeling like shut ins that I find the snow unbearable.

But I have to admit that snow in the sunshine can be pretty….