You could make some snowflake ornaments. You could make them right now. You'll get lost in a paper circle maze and never find your way out. But you'll enjoy it. I did. I used some old scrapbook paper, double-sided is best. They could even be sprayed with super sticky canned glue and glitter dusted. The young punks and I made them in the classroom today with construction paper and glue sticks. Oy. Use the double-sided tape. You'll thank me later.
The rain-soaked garden is springing to life! Heretofore brown things are turning green and blooming. Dormant succulents are flexing their muscles and stretching out of their planters.
As I type this hail is pounding down on my aluminum awning and causing the cat posse to panic! Flinging open the front door and yelling YA HOO! probably isn't helping. Ice is blanketing the walkway. We're having ourselves some real winter weather and I am drunk with glee!
On a sour note, I am ready to take off my shoes and throw them straight at the morons over at typepad who seem to enjoy mucking things up and then patting themselves on the back and declaring themselves clever. The comments are out of whack. Most aren't making it to my email. Forgive me if I haven't responded to you.
ohhh, you have given me a GREAT idea to use your snowflakes!!!
AND yes!! booooo to typepad, what are they doing??
debra cooper says
Those last two photos are absolutley gorgeous!! Unbelievably gorgeous. I feel the same way you do about the little bit of “winter” weather we get around here. I just want to soak it all in, keep the doors and windows open, bundle up and see my breath in the house. The kids don’t feel the same way, however. Today, unfortunately, the sun is supposed to come back in town–boo!–and bring us back up to 84 degrees. Then I’ll have to shut the curtains, crank up the A/C and pretend I live somewhere where it snows….
I’m having plant envy here in NM. We are “high desert” but you’d never know it by our frigid temps and snow this week. Gorgeous photos! Love your cat posse – I just have one Bombay kitty to lavish my attention on.
mary cooper says
Well I hope you’ve been getting my comments because they are full of effusive praise for your blog. Yesterday it was 70 degrees here, today its snowing, at any rate the pictures of your garden are just what I need now. Thanks Mary
ha.. 32 degrees Celsius here..hottest day of the year… stick that in your type pad..heheheh
I love your snowflake and the photos, oh the beautiful photos. So happy you’re getting the winter weather. We were in the high 70’s yesterday and I had the air conditioner on. LOL It changes every 30 mins. here. Last week I was amazed at the snow and yesterday the air conditioner. Nothing amazes me.
susan w says
We made bee-yu-ti-ful gift bags today; watercolored a large piece of tractor feed computer paper (remember tractor feed!) then carefully, step-by-shouted-step folded it over a cardboard template into a flat bag, gluing seams with our glue sticks. Glue sticks are good – almost had a typo “glue sticks are goo – actually they can be).
We have a two hour delay tomorrow for snow. This is what we get when we have a city full of snow wussy drivers. WooHoo!
judy wise says
yeeesh, I’m the only one hatin’ on winter. (I’ve got your snowflakes …)18 degrees and windy here.
love the image of you shouting out at the hail. I like hail too.
hey mary ann….i laughed when i saw you ‘sour note’…because i’ve been having issues with tp too…i’ve tried to respond three times to your comment on mine! i love it that y’all and my texas mom are enjoying winter! cozy holidays!