March (Weather) Madness

The sun, rain and snow have been playing for air time in our area this week.

Maybe it wouldn’t feel so  novel if we hadn’t just reveled in a sunlit week when the leaves noticeably unfurled splashes of the shade of light green that dazzles the eyes, and the cherry and plum trees arrayed themselves with blossoms. The week spent in the courtroom had moments of balm while strolling along the sidewalks journeying to and from the car. Regretfully I didn’t get any pictures for no cameras are allowed in the courthouse and our car was parked five blocks away in the free parking structure. The last day we’d planned to take pictures but in our haste to get home and celebrate the good news all else was forgotten.

Driving to Abiqua Strings Ensemble practice a little after 6pm Thursday evening (the 27th) I had to stop to admire the beauty of the fresh fallen snow on the Cascade mountains. This view is looking East from Hazelnut Ridge about 2 miles from our place:


Zooming in towards the northeast, I spotted Mt Hood trying to shrug off lingering snowclouds:

We live about 300′ above sea level but by late Friday morning the rain turned slushy, big fat plopping dollops of snow which continued to vie with sunbursts and rain throughout the weekend.

Miserable business being out in this stuff.

The daffodils that only a week before had cheerfully greeted each sunny day daffodils.jpg

continue to bravely endure the freezing cold rains, snows, and deep, early morning frost.

This week I’ve been spinning baby camel lightly layered on top of corriedale. The plan is to spin singles of this blend then spin singles of the natural dark brown corriedale and ply them together. Eventually it will be a vest for Ed. Originally I planned to knit the vest but lately weaving has been on my mind. Soon it will be time to wrap the loom with another project that’s been on the back burner far too long



Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

7 thoughts on “March (Weather) Madness”

  1. Hmmmm, sounds like ‘Oklahoma’ weather, you know, the kind where anything can happen, anytime. The photos are gorgeous.
    Your camel/corriedale is beautiful, I love all the soft browns in there.

  2. our weather has been strange as well – yesterday was a chilly, sunshine filled day – mixed with hail. (yes – truly)
    Great photos.

  3. You are way farther into spring than we are here. Between the frozen lumps of snow, there are a few green blades of grass, and in my front garden today I noticed some tiny shoots of hyacinth poking up bravely. The birds know it is spring, but it doesn’t really look like it on the ground yet. Your daffodils are glorious.

  4. Those singles are lovely! I can’t wait to see them plied… And your pictures are absolutely gorgeous, although I’m sure that the weather feels much less so — I hope spring really comes for you very soon 🙂

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