Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh Wow!


Click the photos to get a better close up. A rare gust of snow has made Old Sherwood Town even more spectacular than usual. A rare guest from the University of Oregon has also left her calling card (Right Photo), as though an angel had crashed to the ground. Below/Right, is a photo we took on the way home from the Heritage Center on the 20th. These guys on their hands and knees are building an igloo. They said they learned how twenty years ago, the last time it really snowed in Sherwood! How those guys on the Left climbed up to finish that snowman is anybody's guess! The ice-encased apples are left over from the Christmas party.

8 comments:

Lilly Morgen said...

All kinds of critters have left their calling cards now. Raccoons, cats, and strange long toed birds have left their pints in the snow. A beheaded snowman waits for someone to pop his head back on...

JayCee said...

Keep taking those pictures Lilly. They will look nice someday with "Sherwood Historical Society" printed on the bottom of them.

Lilly Morgen said...

I've got another one for ya of a giant snowman!!!!I felt like I was walking in dry sand at the beach going up Willamette this evening!

Anonymous said...

I say, who knows how they built the snowman on Willamette St.First one who tells me gets a chair for christmas!!John Brown

Lilly Morgen said...

It would be interesting to make a list of all the big snowstorms Sherwood has had over the years. Let's start the the current one:
Dec. 14-Dec. 27, 2008 School shut down for a whole week approx. 15 inches of snow, total. Temp in the 20's. Silver thaw.

Clyde said...

I remember the snow storm of 1950. I was in the first grade at Saint Paul Lutheran School. My dad came to school and announced that he would escort me home. That was a very unusual event, my dad coming to get me. Usually it was my mother, or I simply walked the mile between school and home. The snow was remarkably high and my dad an I made our way through, in silence. It remains almost my favorite memory of this somewhat remote person, my dad, Fred M. List.

Lilly Morgen said...

The Dec. 16, 1931 issue of the Sherwood Valley News reported that Chehalem Mt. was covered over with "a glaze of ice" from a hail storm that melted, then froze. The mail carriers found it difficult to go through the canyons and corners. As the weeks passed, there was several inches of snow on the ground, followed by clear and cold days for almost three weeks.Then it warmed up and 3 to 4 more inches was added to the snow layer.

Anonymous said...

I love the frozen apples . I wish i could see them

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