Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yep, Looks Like Thanksgiving to Me

The view from my cabin looking down onto a farm, river in foreground.

Ah, November.  November in the Pacific Northwest.....What would Thanksgiving be without flood warnings?
View of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish from my cabin

I went up to my cabin today to check on the water damage repairs.  I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get there as the cabin is on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River, and boy howdy, was she running high today.

looking east from Highway 530 at the Ciscero Bridge over the North Fork of the Stillaguamish
 We've had three days of heavy rain---the sort of rain the NW is famous for but really rarely gets.  Everything is soggy and damp and soaked.  We were lucky that there was not more, or more serious, flooding.  The Stilly has crested and the waters are receding as I write this.

There is usually a storm like this in late November, so this is not unusual or unexpected.  It's just wet.  And damp.  And sort of gloomy.

It's only November and already I'm sick of the rain.  It's going to be a long winter.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  May your turkey be delicious, your day filled with friends, family and if you like that sort of thing, football.  Stay dry.

Spiced Cranberries, a family tradition


diane b said...

That looks like wild, woolly weather. There is an awful lot of water raging down the river. I hope you didn't get too much damage at the cabin. We can get rain like that but at least it is in summer and its not cold. I hate to think of wet AND cold.

Anonymous said...

Happy Turkey day! I have been dreaming about your turkey. Hugs to all of you.
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