I live in the north by choice. Hmmm, I live in the north because I choose not to leave my husband and move to warmer climates. And, as long as I don't have to shovel or drive in this stuff I won't complain about it.
I know people in warmer climates get tired of those of us up here giving weather reports and posting pictures of white stuff. It won't stop, trust me.
We are really a bunch of little kids about snow. We have a love/hate relationship with it.
The "boys" across the field are already out on their snow machines zooming around the fields.
This is a SKI snow, wet enough to make cross country ski trails. Wet enough to even build snow men.
Children are being bundled up, as I write and dragging their sleds to the nearest hill. It's cold but not bitter cold. That will start tomorrow. Everything is closed and we have been asked to just stay home. People are spending time putting up Christmas decorations, baking, playing outside and just having fun.
The seasons keep me closer to Mother Nature.
It's very easy to remove myself from nature.
Stay inside instead of looking at the night skies.
Stay inside instead of walking in the rain.
Stay inside instead of building a snowman.
My camera keeps me outside. My camera and I want to record the weight of the snow on top of a dead flower stalk. My camera and I want to record how beautiful trees look, their limbs covered with snow.
The pictures above were from this morning when Murphy and I tried to find a way for him to get off the porch and do his ablutions. We had a lot of wind early in the morning and it blew snow up on the decks, up against the house and covered the windows.
Murphy isn't that big and some of the drifts against the house and steps were four feet high.
We finally had to go downstairs and out the back door.
John cleared a nice wide path to the studio. I'm going back up there to work. I thought today was a good day to do some prep work on my MUSE houses. I've got one coat of gesso on a bunch of them. They will take two coats and drying before I can start adding layers of molding paste.
:) Bea Enjoy your day what ever it is you are doing and try to do it in a creative way.
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