The weather here in Oregon has been variable. It Alternates between rain, snow, freezing, and sunny warmer days. However, it is nothing compared to what my sister has faced in Houston. The snow and freezing temperatures lead to massive damage and power outages. She lost all water for several days, which is even worse. When she called for a plumber, the earliest appointment was March 8. She moved to a hotel temporarily. Luckily, good Samaritan neighbors with handyman skills and PVC pipes came over and repaired four broken pipes under her home. They repaired pipes in other neighborhood homes as well. She will still have the plumber, but she has enough water to return safely home.
Here are a few photos from my recent hikes.
My most frequent solo walk, down my neighborhood to the river.
I like the color of the red twig dogwood (osier) along the river.
Hanne and I hiked at Shevlin Park, along Tumalo Creek. The trail was icy in parts, so we wore our YakTrax (which are like tire chains for boots)
Jeanni, Hanne and I hiked to Chimney above the Crooked River, The trail is very rocky and it was hard on my knees; so it may be the last time that I hike this trail. At least until I get my knee replacements! But I am grateful that I was able to enjoy nature’s beauty on a sunny clear day.
Jeanni striding up the hill
Hanne and I hiked Riley Ranch. Beautiful location along the river. We avoided an icy trail, but we encountered plenty of mud instead.
And Linda and I hiked at Sawyer Park. I was astonished to see kayakers on the river in the middle of winter. Brrr!
I have enjoyed my hikes with friends in all kinds of weather! ( but I’m glad we didn’t have destructive storm that Texas faced)