On Halloween we had record breaking rain. And it has been raining a lot since then. It was a very dry year until then. But in the last six weeks we've gotten about half the usual rain we get in a whole year. We've gone from drought to flooding.
We don't put up a tree anymore. We have a cat who chews on electrical cords so every cord in the house must be protected. You can't protect light strings. I do love lights so I decided I wanted some little colored lights near the ceiling in the room we hang out in.
To my delight and surprise they erased the feeling of being light deprived. They look so cheerful and bright, completely taking my attention away from how dark and gray it is. I think we'll keep them up until the dark season is ended. I am predicting mid February when spring comes to Portland.
The view from where I sit
And a little Christmas in the dining room.