Monday, December 4, 2006

All the way home I'll be warm...

First snow of the year...

I try to get a picture of the first snow of the year every year. I got it done last year before Halloween.

We're getting those big fat snowflakes that you get when it is like 33 degrees, but cold enough to snow in the upper levels of the sky. This was one of the few lessons I taught as a Science teacher that I actually witnessed my students learn and later incorporate. It'll take them a while to synchronize their definition of "big fat snowflakes" to the flakes we get at 34 degrees, but that's someone else's problem.

Note the Colonel getting his hand into the snowflake shot. He's a big dumb man, but his benefits include having a camera phone.

If you're just visiting New England and need a laugh... watch all the locals- who have been marvelling over what a nice season we've had so far- fall into all out bitching now that the 30 degree highs are upon us. My guess is that it will take 3 days for most, but three hours for some.

Me? I love snow! Once my sister is up, I plan on taking a fat walk with Sloppy Dog (who also loves snow). While it won't accumulate to the proper level, Gabrielle is just getting to snowman-building age.

Patience is Sloppy Dog's forte....but "outside" is thattaway, sayeth the Slopper.

Sloppy only wishes she was the one who came home with the Merchant Marine Santa Lamp.
Of course  it's the real Santa... see the address on his bag?


cneinhorn said...


gehi6 said...

Glad to see you back and active again and that your entry on the cranberry bog got featured, plus your blog a pic of the week.  I highlighted the entry Raven of Rebuke the World did of your witticisms for PLittle.  If he is a fan of yours he will love that entry. I got such a huge kick out of them.  I am a Cardinal fan and claim two adopted sons , Matt Leinert and Jake Plummer.  Jake lost this week but Matt did well.  Sometimes Doc refers to my adopted sons and I don't know what the hell he is talking about!  I am forgetful and might have told you this in another comment. Anyway, forgive if I did , I loved loved loved Charles Barkley in his prime years in Phoenix, the funniest most outrageous talking basketball player ever.  He could be mean and ugly but if someone is witty, they have got me hooked for life.  I got to go.  Will be back later when I can stay and read a while.  Gerry    

lurkynat said...

beautiful Smurfette!
love and hugs

princesssaurora said...

I love snow too!  Send some to NJ please!!!

be well,

ps... your doggie is gorgeous!

midwestvintage said...

 Love your Santa lamp and your dog is beautiful  You may keep the snow though.


trickeytricky said...

Your dog is so adorable, that is a cute photo.

Amanda :]

promiseluv372 said...

your dog is so cute! reminds me of a dog we used to have for about 6 months showed up at our door mysteriously then disappeared when he had enough of us I guess.


coelha said...

Cute doggie!! :)  Nice lamp!  Julie :)  

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