Just a quick post to show my “Tuesday Sky”. What a difference from the photo yesterday.


Yes, that’s the same lake. With sunshine. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t rain all the time in the Pacific Northwest. It’s actually not the rain that gets to you, it’s the gloomy, gray skies, day after day, all winter. Every once in awhile we get one of these (the weather guy calls them “sunbreaks”), and it tides us over through another month of gray days. I have a feeling that this particular sunbreak isn’t going to last long, as the sky is mostly clouds, but I can enjoy it while it lasts.

So what am I going to do with that glorious sun? Well, it’s still only in the low 40’s outside, so I might just look at it from the comfort of my knitting chair. This is one of my “off” weeks in my work schedule, so I plan on getting lots of knitting done. I might even get dressed at some point today.

About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Sunbreak — 10 Comments

  1. That’s a beautiful photo! Do you live near that lake – as in, is the photo from your house/front yard or something? Wait, maybe I don’t really want to know …

  2. I’m doing pretty much the same thing down in Portland. I can actually see Mount Hood again! And I’m on a rotation where I actually see sunlight when it’s there (hint: off-service after 7 straight months of obstetrics)! And worrying about how my second Pomatomus sock may have a different colored yarn; curse cuff-down and the running out of yarn dread.

  3. Isn’t the weather today FAN-FREAKIN’-TASTIC~! It actually got up to 58 here at the house (remember when I used to live in Florida and I used to think 58 was freezin’ cold? It’s all about perspective, Baby!)
    Great photo. AG and I had to head outdoors. I actually let her stay up late from her nap. Couldn’t waste all that sunshine and warmish weather by staying inside.

  4. Sigh – I had to watch the sunbreaks through my office window. But Saturday was gorgeous and Hester and I got out for a much needed walk. Those nice days do help make up for the gloom, though.

  5. West Michigan tends to have lots of cloudy winter days also, so I can relate somewhat to the Northwesterners. I’ve heard sunbreaks called “sucker holes”, I’m assuming because you’re a sucker if you think the sun will stay out!