Even with the cold temperatures in early December, to me, winter didn't officially arrive until it snowed.
Before the freezing rain came in to ruin it all and threaten anyone driving or walking with imminent death from slipping, I went for a winter's walk on the river walkway in Pendleton.
These were taken on Monday, when temperatures started to climb and snow and ice in the Umatilla were starting to melt.
As you can see, I wasn't the only one out and about. I got a shot of this squirrel heading across the street.