I honestly can't recall a time when the Willamette Valley has had sustained below freezing temperatures for a week or longer.
I don't want to complain because the sunshine was wonderful.
I love the ice build up on the sides of one of the many local creeks. This may be Shelton Ditch or Pringle Creek. I can't keep them straight.
This nutria seemed a little perplexed by all of this ice.
My kids enjoyed throwing rocks in an attempt to break the ice. I loved how the ice appears to adjust the flow and direction of the water somewhat.
On the other side.
I admit this is from two days earlier and explains why I needed that extra quilt. It never hit 40 on Friday.
Keep warm everyone.