Still needs a life.
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Edmonds (near Seattle), WA, USA
I moved to the Seattle area in the summer of 1991. It has been my experience since then that the Puget Sound Region is most likely to get snow between Thanksgiving and New Years. Our chances of snow diminish greatly after the first of the year even though winter has just begun.
It snowed lightly last Friday night (11/28/14) and subfreezing temps since then have kept the snow and ice from melting in the shade. Tuesday (12-2-14) a friend and I went to nearby Chase Lake looking for birds. The lake, a former peat bog converted to a retention pond, was frozen over. My friend was hoping to get photos of ducks sliding on the ice as they landed.
One autumn several years ago someone reported seeing a cayman in Chase Lake. The local police never found it, but they taped off the park until the first frost. Caymans cannot survive temps below 40*F, so the cops figured there was no danger after the first frost.
Photos #1-3: No such luck on photographing skating ducks, but the pond had some nice winter images. With the right angles, a photo spot in the middle of suburbia can appear to be located way out in the scenic countryside.
Photos #4-7: The ice on the lake created interesting patterns. We heard strange loud noises, which my friend concluded was the ice cracking as it melted.
Bill Anderson & Darkwing Duc (06-ST3s, black) Edmonds, WA. USA
Last edited by Bill_Anderson; Dec 3rd, 2014 at 4:11 am.