By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Palouse Outdoors: Weathering the Storm


February 3, 2022

Brad Trumbo

An Oregon junco returns an inquisitive stare while resting among lilac branches.

Ali and I had been looking forward to our winter vacation since we booked the flights in October. Heading south for a week of good food and scenic beaches ranks high among the options for properly ringing in the new year. But Mother Nature had bigger plans, as she often does.

Airlines were strained by the volume of holiday travelers and our beloved COVID "Omicron" variant sweeping through flight crews. Hence, it was no surprise that our flights were canceled with no opportunity to rebook as feet of snow deposited across the Northwest. On the bright side, we weathered the storm on the homestead...

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