Thursday, December 31, 2009

First winter snow day at the river, land bridge and Fort Vancouver areas

When it began snowing in early afternoon yesterday, I first went down to the Columbia River to see if it was getting any snow there because it is the lowest level.  If we had snow sticking there, we would get more of it in other parts of the city too!  This shows the beginning of the snow storm at the river.  I am sure it got more snow as we got 3 inches before it stopped.

Then I walked a little higher on the land bridge that goes over the freeway from water to land at the Fort and they had snow there too!  I met only one other person on the land bridge.

This is a settlers home replica at the fort.  The snowstorm was in full force by then and visibility was quite low.

You could hardly see the Fort as I walked by.  Usually, one can see Mt. Hood in Oregon behind the Fort but not this snowy day!

Almost the end of the trail  near the Fort.

Now I am in the Fort Vancouver National Park and the sign is pointing to where I just came from.  It is the northern entrance to the land bridge.

This photo and the one below are of the trees near the O.O. Howard House on Officers Row.

It is still snowing as I approach Officers Row.

On my way home -- the bus transit station is just two blocks away after I cross this bridge over the freeway. The snow has hit full force. Time to go home and change into dry clothes , shovel the sidewalks around our apartment building so the folks that live here can walk their dogs and then I will go out again!!!!!!!!

This post will post on New Year's Eve so I want to wish all my blogger friends a wonderful 2010!


  1. Nice for you to finally have got snow! I feel we have had enough for the next 25 years (this part of Norway usually do not get much), but more is said to be on its way. That probably merans work - and maybe pictures?

  2. And I for got to say:

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Bravo!! At last you got snow there, too! :D On the last day of the year :) I hope you'll get more and I'm looking forward to see your photos here, snowphotos! :) Beautiful shots you've got here, by the way, and so lovely when I enlarge them! Have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

  4. I'm so happy you got snow. I know how much you love it.
    Mama Bear

  5. Hi Paulie,
    I had to come see if you finally got your snow. I can hardly pick a favorite photo, but the one of the curving trail with fence and tree is awesome. I think this white stuff will start your New Year just right!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your snowy walk with us. I appreciate snow too ... from a distance ;-)
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Blue Skies and Random Reflections for 2009

  7. Nice shots, Paulie. It looks like a cold and sliprery day for a walk but worth it for the photos.

  8. Hi Paulie, Thanks for taking me on your walk and getting wet so I didn't have to! I think I've been to that fort...I know I've been to St Helens that you show in the previous post!

    Hope your new year is fantastic, and thanks for the visit. I actually have a bench up now..

  9. The snowfall is beautiful. Your shots are gorgeous.

    Happy New Year!

  10. The one on the shore of river Colombia, the one with the light among the trees, and the one with the benches are my favorites! but they are ALL great! i can imagine your joy, walking under the snow, picturing everything!!And thank you so much for sharing!!
    Happy New Year with some days late, my dear Paulie!