This is what Peggy and I saw what we looked out our window on Thursday morning. It was beautiful, but possibly not the best conditions for a road trip.
We are watching the Oscars in Las Vegas, which may be the best ever, especially in recognizing what is positive (and wrong) about our nation, with humor. They just sent a tweet to Trump.
The Oscars can go on, however, so I have time to put up a blog on our trip down here. We woke up at our home in Southern Oregon on Thursday to several inches of fresh snow. It was beautiful, but I immediately begin to fret over road conditions. Would I have to put on chains to get over the Siskiyou Pass? If so, it pretty much guaranteed I would be delaying the trip for a day. I hate putting on chains.
As it turned out the road was dry, the Siskiyou Pass and Mt. Shasta were gorgeous, and the Sacramento Valley was showing signs of spring.
There was a bit of water about, however. The Yolo Causeway, which is normally farmland, looked like an ocean with overflow from the Sacramento River.
Anyway, here are some photos that Peggy and I caught along the way.
The Madrone in our backyard had a new coat of snow.
Our ceramic jay was looking cold.
The sun came out, however, and the highway report told us that no chains were required over the Siskiyou Pass.
And Doodle, our rooster, was glad to warm up. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.)
I had the first shift driving, so Peggy used my camera to get these shots of the Siskiyou Pass.
Another snowy shot going up the mountain. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.)
It was looking more like spring along the Klamath River.
There was even a crocus blooming.
Peggy found Mt. Shasta peeking out from behind the clouds.
Black Butte, which hangs out next to Mt. Shasta, was actually free from clouds. (Photo by Peggy Mekemson.)
The Central Valley was showing signs of spring. The Coast Range is in the distance.
Rice paddies were covered in water with thoughts of draught far behind. The mountains show recent snow.
A reflection shot.
The Sacramento Valley was filled with fruit trees in bloom.
I’ll conclude with this photo of the Yolo Bypass filled with water reflecting the extensive flooding that Northern California has experienced this winter. Normally, this is farmland.