We've had snow fall in Kirkland. Three to five inches of snow fell and stayed for several days. The eastside of Lake Washingotn tends to be a little cooler than Seattle, so we still have the snow while the Emerald City is, well, green.
I didn't ride my bike much this week. The cold doesn't bother me and the riding gear is good at protecting me from the worst of it anyway. The black ice on the bike trails is the problem. It is too easy to slip on the tiniest patch of ice and falling on rough pavement with but a millimeter of lightweight skin fabric for 'protection' can be a bad thing.
I'm off to view the extended version of the Two Towers.
We've had tantalizing whiffs of snow on and off the past five days. The ground was white when I woke up this morning, but it may have been heavy frost.
I wouldn't mind a good, fluffy snow that sticks around for a few days; it's been 4-5 years since we had any to speak of.
We hardly get snow here in Somerset, just miserable dampness at or a few degrees above freezing which feels a whole lot colder than 10 below. Still, that'll all change if (when?) the Gulf Stream is no more.
Coincidentally, ramtops and I watched the extended Two Towers last night; the extra sections make it work a whole lot better though the mangling of the story lines to no good effect irritates me as much as it did at the cinema. That and Legolas skateboarding down the Hornburg on-ramp and what they did to poor Gimli. I'm not sure the full impact of him asking Aragorn to "toss him" is felt outside the UK though :)
Yes, I am but 15 minutes from the Emerald City of Seattle. The short story is a chunk of the little company I moved to when I left Apple was acquired by Microsoft and so I am here. Actually I am here and there. The airlines like me.