If you stopped by yesterday, you know that Mother Nature has been throwing in some freezing temps this week just to remind us that winter is still sticking around. We’re finally getting a few days of sunny (not warm, but I’ll take sunny!) days at least until Thursday – a few days of relief from having record rain for January into the first part of February.

While the Pacific Northwest is famous for being all rain all the time, that’s not typically the case – we just get rain when other parts of the country get snow. Personally, I’d rather get snow than rain – so long as I don’t absolutely have to drive in it. I mean, I’m a great driver in any weather, it’s all the other yahoos I worry about. 😉

Because the clouds finally cleared mostly away, we actually got to enjoy the Snow Super Moon – my pictures didn’t turn out so well, but my friend Tim Durkan took an amazing shot of the moon over Seattle:

Isn’t that awesome? That boy has mad skillz!

Did you see the story that resurfaced last week (from 2017) about the woman whose daughter-in-law found the engagement ring she’d lost almost 13 years earlier? Stuck on a carrot:

She lost it while working on the family farm that had been in her family for over 105 years – pulling weeds, the ring slipped off her finger, and she looked high and low on her hands and knees searching to no avail.

At some point, she and her family moved away from the family farm, but still maintained a garden at the farm – turns out it was a good thing they did, because her daughter-in-law went over there to get some veggies, and plucked the carrot holding onto the ring! Pretty wild, no? 

Speaking of unusual sightings… check out this way cool oak tree:

What’s this magical looking tree? Was it placed on Earth by a fairy? Actually, it’s one of the oldest living plants east of the Mississippi River. The Angel Oak tree in Charleston, SC is 65 feet tall and its nearly 28 feet around. The branches, which stretch out like statuesque octopus arms, reach out for incredible lengths. The longest one stretches out to 187 feet.

The tree is somewhere between 400 and 500 years old, and it’s survived storms, lightning, and even a hurricane. Now that’s a hardy tree!

Speaking of hardy trees… 

I’m not a fan of nuts in general, but I do love cashews. My aunt and I were talking recently about never seeing cashews in a shell, so I had to do a search to see what they look like – this is what they look like when they’re growing:

Unlike many other nuts and seeds, the cashew grows outside the fruit instead of inside, within a kidney-shaped drupe that hangs at the end of the cashew apple’s base. This drupe is considered the ‘true’ fruit of the tree while the cashew apple is thought of as an accessory or ‘false’ fruit. Learn something new every day! 

I love this:

This is hysterical:

This cracked me up:

This is hilarious:

This seems valid:

This is hilarious:

This is just so wrong:

This cracked me up:

This is funny:

This cracked me up:

This is clever:

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  1. Stacy,

    Gorgeous moon photo! Your friend did a great job. The snow sledding doggie cracked me up and that’s so me having coffee at home every morning. 🙂

  2. You brightened my day! Your friend’s photo is astounding. Hope you get to stay home if there’s snow, i agree, some of those other drivers are nuts.

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