On the shrubs by the driveway I saw these signs of a warmer season.
Knowing what was coming, I hoped these confused plants would weather the deep freeze that was ahead.
Then we headed out for some Nordic Heritage fun. We stopped by a bazaar in a local church put on by the Daughters of Norway. We visited with people we knew and were pleased to see. I had my arm twisted to join up. So far I'm resisting.
Our next stop was the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. It was Yule Fest and the museum was filled with vendors of crafts and gift shop items and food.
We wore our sweaters from Norway, of course.
The lines were so long for food that we abandoned that idea and had a late lunch in a pub in Ballard. After that we checked in with Jake in nearby Wallingford, returned home for a few hours and were off for a movie in the evening.
(See previous post for a review of Fair Game)
Yesterday was spent at home, watching football, sewing and wreath making, and firming up my on line Christmas shopping. In the afternoon, as it got colder, it began to snow lightly. It was a good day for indoor projects.
This morning we got up to a light dusting of snow and, for the first time, below freezing temps. The furnace man is here for our one year check up of our new heating/cooling system. It's getting a work out today.
The Oregon Juncos, usually ground birds, are decorating the bare branches of the maple tree, awaiting their turn at the feeders.