Our Secret Santa Pot Luck happened Friday at 12:30 p.m. I stuffed this small crockpot, the Kraft BBQ sauce, the Hillshire Farms Lit'l Smokies, and the plastic container of cookies into my large, water-repellent tote bag and carried them to work. All I brought home was about half of the cookies. Whooee, did we have the food! By the way, I didn't take the Wilton Holiday Cookie Set with me, although it is in the corner of the photo, behind the BBQ sauce. Another by the way, I can report that I made a tasty, popular choice with that Kraft Thick/n Spicy BBQ Sauce--I knew I had the minute I got to top off and started glug-glug-glugging it into the crock pot, on top of the cocktail wienies (my favorite name for those little goodies).
Right before I left the building, I took this photo of the intersection so that you could see that the snow continued to fall during the night, light accumulation in my neighborhood.
About 10:30 a.m., I noticed large flakes falling, so I knew I needed to try to get a photo or two. I mentioned what I found to WendyB, creative blogger who designs gorgeous jewelry, and she instantly named it for me, Split personality weather! See, it's snowing on the east side of the river and the sun is shining on the west side of the river--unreal. The flotsam-looking gray specks are actually snowflakes! You're looking west-northwest, with the Big Pink on the right end of the panorama of buildings.
Here are some proper-looking snowflakes, shot against the rock wall that separates the roof garden from the patio.
And here's that stretch of sidewalk, again, as of about 5:45 p.m. Friday. The big flakes didn't really accumulate around the city. But we have predicted as much as six inches in Portland, over the weekend. Six inches!