WIth a little help from my iPhone app friend, Aviary, I captured the Narnia'ish look of our rural south Salem yard late this afternoon, after about two inches of snow had fallen.
Original photo below, for realists.
It's been about 23 degrees all day. Not that cold by midwest polar vortex standards, but pretty damn cold for the usually temperate mid-Willamette Valley.
Positive side: for obvious reasons I got motivated this morning to finally exchange the bad battery in our Honda generator for the replacement battery that I'd bought quite a few months ago.
Amazingly, after the battery had sat all that time, and after the generator hadn't been started for longer than that, I turned the switch on the generator, listened to it crank away for a few seconds, and then fire right up.
Honda generators rock.
Our 7,000 watt model was pretty spendy. But when you live in Narnia, cold snowy winds are blowing, the electricity is out, and so is your well, that Honda generator is worth every penny.
Hasn't happened yet in this storm event. But more snow and maybe freezing rain is forecast for the next few days.