Still Snowing in Bend
This has been the snowiest winter I have ever lived in. Of course, there's not a high bar to surpass, since I lived the first 33 years of my life in Northern California, and the following 26 in mild Western Oregon. We've had our home in Bend for 12 years now, but wouldn't you know, the first full-time year we've lived here turns out to be a record breaking snowfall year! Most snow to fall in town and stay built up in piles all over since 1993, I'm told. It is beautiful when it's fresh, light and clean, but the melt, ice and slush is not fun at all. People who've lived in conditions like this for years might be laughing, but I really didn't think I'd ever live in a place where snow would be on the ground for months. Ah well, new experiences are good for the soul!
The upside of being cooped up in the house is that I made time to create this new website! And I've finally been able to spend time in the studio experimenting with new work. In the temporary little bedroom studio, that is. The downside of this exceptional winter is that our new studio construction project is indefinitely on hold. Along with almost every other construction project in the whole area! My mantra is Practice Patience this winter. Along with my daily yoga practice, the mantra is working!
Here are a few pictures of what's been going on, inside and outside, during the month of January.