Up here in the fourth corner we are expecting high winds, a cold front dropping down from Canada and Alaska, and a moisture laden storm system moving in from the Pacific.
It all adds up to a couple of feet of snow in the Cascades, and as much as 6 inches here in the lowlands.
So why a windsurfing photo?
Well, I thought this was as good a time as any to remember that in a little over a week the sun reverses course for 6 months, days start to get longer and eventually warmer.
This is also a message for someone special.
Home will always be out here in the west for you.
You won't forget the sense of place you absorbed over the years at favorite places like the Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Mt. Hood, the High Desert and the Coast.
Where you were born.