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Went for a walk today with my trusty camera to record what sleepy old Whatcom Creek had become after the Great Floods of 2009... and it's a MONSTER.

Pics below cut as usual... )

The chaos is obvious, from just a selection of those photos. There are LARGE LOGS in the creek. Seriously. But what doesn't get across is the sheer speed and power of the current that is currently raging in the creek. And also the fact that you couldn't get anywhere near the water safely in places where you used to - the trail next to the creekside on THIS side of the water is either washed out or inundated and with the speed and power and ROAR of that angry water you don't want to be anywhere near a place where a loss of footing might pitch you INTO the thing. Whatcom Falls look like Niagara, and I could hear them from the upper parking lot in the park, which is QUITE a ways away from them. The place is a sense-confounding pounding of speed, power, noise, spray. And this is the day AFTER the rains have more or less stopped, the day AFTER they opened the last floodgate from the lake. Yesterday it must have been phenomenal.

Two big trees by Lake Whatcom's edge are almost in the water, undermined by the lake which is at its highest that I remember seeing it since we moved here close to six years ago.

It's a mess out there.

But the creek... is scary. A testament to the power of Ma Nature when she's riled.
anghara: (snow deer)
Again under cut, for your viewing pleasure... )

Snowing steadily all day. They're threatening SOLID freezing between now and the weekend. Doesn't look like I'm going anywhere before the thaw...


Dec. 17th, 2008 02:20 pm
anghara: (snowy trees)
under cut to protect bandwidth... )

In other news I've discovered that I've comprehensively forgotten how to make a snowman. I was just out there trying to, in perfect snow, and somehow all I managed was a snow stalagmite.

Still. I had fun.

It's positively BALMY out there today - hovering at or just above freezing - according to the forecast it's back into the deep freeze tomorrow for a couple of days - but today... man... I just love watching it snow. There's... just... SOMETHING

And if nothing changes within the next couple of days we're having a white Christmas this year.

As it should be.
anghara: (feral pumpkin) let me share a few images I took on a recent photographic excursion to our local cemetery -

Pics under cut to spare your bandwidth... )

There's more. We have a very photogenic cemetery. But that's enough to be getting on with...
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They're three, Boboko and Laptop. They came to me ten weeks old, two tiny kittens, two balls of fluff, and they're three today.

First the formal portraits... )

...and then the silly pictures. )

Happy birthday, kids. You're all grown up now, but you'll ALWAYS be my baby cats.
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So here's the gallery I just created with a few of my tulip pictures.


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