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Oh, to love
SNOW BREAK: Outside Quinn Coliseum, Eastern Oregon University students Brock Merril and Brenna Fischer take a break from their basketball fan duties to enjoy some cool and snowy play during the break between Mountaineer women’s and men’s basketball games last weekend.
what is lovely,
and will not last!
What a task
to ask of anything, or anyone,
yet it is ours,
and not by the
century or the year, but by the hours.
- from “Snow Geese”
by Mary Oliver
BUSY WAITING: While waiting for his ride home from school, Kevin Nicholson-Eckhoff puts the time to good use perfecting his snowball-creating talents.
A SOGGY WAIT: Recent Christmas present Nora, a 14-week-old Great Pyrenees, checks to see who’s spying on her while her owner, Emily Insko, awaits the end of the school day and the drizzly walk home with her daughters.
SNOW-FILLED SQUARE: On a lazy, snowy afternoon, Saskia Lay, left, and Jade Connall have the honor of being the first to kick back onto the — until now — unscathed snow-filled steps of Max Square in La Grande.