Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wildlife refuge


Ok, so I shouldn't have said it snowed the other week, because this last week it really snowed. Don't laugh, you guys, but we got a whole 1-3 inches of snow in this area. People abandoned their cars. Buses were chained up to drive on the ice. School was canceled for the next two days. And, like always, the tweets summed it all up.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cat matryoshka

Best gift ever: a matryoshka doll with 4 little cats and a mouse! Thank you, Joyce!

Here's the core of the doll: a teeny tiny mouse, a (yellow?) persian cat, and a tuxedo cat.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Snowfall + Tea Haul!

Well, that post about the snow in Kharkiv must have worked some magic... there is actually snow in Portland! For most cities, it's a tiny bit of snow. For this city, it's ARCTIC BLAST SNOWPOCALYPSE 2016.

School is canceled. People are staying home from work. The library is closed. The buses have chains on. There are only two kinds of creatures you'll find outside (here's the other kind.)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Kharkiv in the snow

This is what it looks like in Kharkiv right now. 

A traveling friend just sent along these pictures after a day of walking the city's snowy streets. It's so pretty- take a look!

The church on the hill above Sarzhine Yar...

Two guys who aren't afraid of the cold...

Friday, December 2, 2016