On Saturday morning, I decided to take a trip down to the Columbia River and see if I could capture what a cold day in Astoria looks like. I left the house at 9:30 AM and the temperature was hovering at 35 degrees. The skies were gray and threatening but for the first time in days, it was not raining! Upon my arrival at the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuse, I was greeted by light rain that quickly turned to snow with flakes the size of half dollars.
This is how the refuse look for 1/500 of a second during the first Saturday of February 2008, and yes, it was darn cold!