Cabin Fever


A familiar sight in Cottage Grove this weekend.

Like most people in south Lane County this weekend, we have been lying pretty low. I read a book by fire light yesterday afternoon while our power was out (luckily it came on just in time for dinner). Staying off the roads and enjoying the warmth of the fire was fun for a while, but this afternoon we had to shake off the cabin fever. So, we headed down to the Row River Nature Park with our dogs for a quick walk. It was drizzly and the pathway slick under the crunchy snow.


Row River Nature Park.

I like being out in inclement weather — snow, ice, heat — because things look different, sound different, and the people you meet along the way are friendlier, more likely to smile, say “hi,” or chat for a minute. We only met one other hardy soul as we were out this afternoon, however, we didn’t get very far before finding the path blocked.

Tree blocks the path

A tree blocks the path.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this storm to be over. Probably for the first time in my life, the thought of 40 degrees and rain sounds nice.

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  1. Love It!!! Stay warm and enjoy whatever weather comes next!

  2. Robin Fletcher says:

    Cold is fine. Snow is fine. Freezing rain? Not so much. Trees and branches falling because of the weight? Thumbs down, way down! Looking forward to a little recovery period for all the rooted things!

    • Yeah, I know what you mean about the trees and branches falling, though our damage this time was much less than our last ice storm a couple years ago.

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