Kaleidoscope: Images from last week’s winter wonderland

Trudy Klinger and her dogs explore the Mosier Twin Tunnels trail

Trudy Klinger and her dogs explore the Mosier Twin Tunnels trail

Sure, the big snow is melted.

The thermometer at the top of this page, a week later, is covered in raindrops and temperatures are now in the 40s and getting warmer.

But look at these Freeze Frames.

This is how it looked less than a week ago. Our readers and their images remind us of this — cameras being gear de rigeur as much as gloves, inner tubes and snowpants.

This is our celebration of the fun and beauty of winter weather in the Gorge.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

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