I finally finished a barn quilt! It’s been on one of my Pinterest boards for at least two years. I finished a couple of weeks ago but we’ve had such hot weather, we had to wait until we got a break to install it. I used the very cool pattern called Mad as a Hatter designed by Elaine at Messy Goat. I like traditional quilt patterns but wanted something more modern. She does such great work – inventive and creative – and is generous enough to provide tutorials. Thank you Elaine!
I always anxiously await trilliums on the property. They let us know that winter is well and truly done.
I know this isn’t a huge amount of snow relatively speaking but western Oregon just doesn’t get enough to be able to handle it well. We had some snow and ice and Portland just lost its collective mind for a week. Folks in the northeast are keeping warm by laughing hysterically. We had a similar storm in December and there was so much public frustration that TPTB even broke down and tried salting the roads this time around. But I think that needs to be laid before temperatures get too cold and so it was too late for that to make any difference. I was glad to be able to be off work for a few days and stay clear of the snowpocalypse.
We had to make a trip in to the store but drove cautiously.
Some clear spots on the roads.
Henry on a brief foray to the garden.
Cold maple tree (but not cold enough for syrup).
Too cold even for hardy cold-weather plants in the greenhouse right now.
Henry is about ready to go back to the house.
One of my favorite maple trees.
Not many birds around but I like to keep some food out just in case.
Snow in the pasture.
Zinnias in the snow
Henry is not really a fan of the cold weather these days.