Monday, November 19, 2007

As daylight shortens...

dark
Days are getting shorter as we head towards December 21st. Today the sun rose at 7:14 am, and it set at 4:36 pm. Speaking with my brother in Austin today, realized his day was going dark at the same time ours was in Portland. But he's several hours ahead of us. Ouch.

The rain has been unrelenting, and Wink doesn't even want to go out in it. For a brief moment the rain paused today, and out we went for a walk around the soggy, squishy wet neighborhood.

The towels are stationed at both doors, ready to towel off a wet dog prior to re-entry into the house. The raincoats are hung in the basement landing. Shoes come off and slippers go on. We're back into the routines of wet Northwest winters.

It's snowing in the mountains. I hope we get some snow in Portland this year.

6 comments:

patti_cake said...

Ah at least you are ready for the wet winter ahead!
I hope you get snow, I wish we would but it's not likely. Almost 80 degrees here today but at least the leaves have turned and they are gorgeous!

bemused said...

Our winter days may be shorter but our summer days are so much longer (just something to rub in, er, uh, mention to your brother in July).

purpletwinkie said...

Rain? What is that?

melissa lion said...

Ah, but is there any better time to cook?

I'd love to see (and not steal from) your garden -- don't tell anyone, but the only fruit I take is from trees on the street side of sidewalk. Hee...

LeLo in NoPo said...

Patti-80 degrees!!!

Bemused-Very good point: I will remember to do so.

Purpletwinkie-I thought you would know, with your white legs and all.

Melissa-Very good point! Ah, I figured your fruit taking was all on the up'n'up. But I'll keep it a secret. Promise. :)

Rozanne said...

Great moon picture!

I hope we get snow, too. Winter Storm 2008, I'm ready! I love to walk around after a PDX "snowstorm" and enjoy our city with virtually no cars on the streets. Bliss!