Taken about 4:15pm this afternoon~
One of the big Douglas Fir trees in my back yard~
Truly, the last rose of summer~
No laundry done today~ Meanwhile the wind is blowing the snow in all directions, it's very strange. Almost like a whirlwind of snow.
Bob & his family have the left the house in Pasadena. They've had to head over to Highway 101 because the Grapevine north of Los Angeles on Interstate 5 is closed because of heavy snowfall. Their plan at this point is to go to San Francisco on 101 and then over to I-5. If it gets to ugly, I'm sure they'll turn around and go back to the house.
My son stopped by here to wrap a "Secret Santa" gift for his work. He lives less than 4 miles from me and it took him 45 minutes to get home.
There are public transit buses stranded on the hills of Seattle, some have been stranded for almost 12 hours. There's so many accidents and the hills of Seattle are so bad, there's not enough tow trucks to rescue everyone quickly. They are saying "do not depend on buses." Seattle is a city that's built on 7 steep hills, it's beautiful when the weather is nice but ugly on days like this.
There's a 20+ plus car/truck pile up on Interstate 5 in Olympia, that part of the freeway is closed and other parts are parking lots.
Some semi trucks have had to stop and chain up on I-5 between Fort Lewis and Olympia (there's quite a grade there called Nisqually hill) ...this has caused a parking lot type back up for miles & miles.
Today is "Thankful Thursday" ~ I am thankful to be retired which means I didn't have to go out to work today.