What I now realize is that taking pictures of the snow in my backyard is going to be...shall I say...interesting! It looks like a lot more snow in person, but when I look at these pictures I can almost hear you all saying: "What's the big deal?!" LOL
To try to give you a little more perspective, take a look at this shot from right on the patio...
Huh?!!....Huh?!!....That looks like S-N-O-W!! Right?!...And it is!! :-] Being a girl whose originally from Georgia, a typically warm climate with very little snow generally (until lately that is!!), I can honestly say that I'm not that thrilled with this white stuff.
But Some of you have never touched snow, and are really wishing you were here to play in it. All I have to say to you is.........Well, I was going to say: "ARE YOU CRAZY?!!" ^_^ But I won't say that. I mean....it is really pretty to look at out the window. And it's kinda cute watching the birds trying to dig through it to find food, and ending up with snow on their beaks. :-)
So, all I'll say to you is...your perspective would be very different if you had to invest every year in new snow tires, or buy snow blowers, shovels, winter coats, scarves, and mittens for your children. Or if you had to buy anti-freeze, and window washer for your car (lots of window washer!! When the snow plow trucks pass you on the highway and kick up all of their dirty snow onto your windshield you REALLY use this stuff up!!!).
Then there's de-icer for your sidewalks, snow boots, a boot brush to put near the door, (so people can scrape their boots off before they come in your house), floor runners (to protect your carpets), hats, ear muffs, gloves, ice scrapers and chippers, traction spikes for your boots, etc....
Not to mention the non-necessities that people in snow areas tend to buy. Not the least of which is an ignition starter remote! (So that they can start their car from INSIDE the house...where it's warm, and let it get all toasty before they have to ward off Mr. Winter to go get in it!) :-))
Are you still longing for snow?! Well, think about the fact that in the winter months here the electric bill practically doubles, you have to insulate your doors and windows, and you have to pay more for gas for your car as well (all that idling time when it's trying to warm up!). Believe me...I could go on all day!!! ^_^
So, yeah, it's pretty to look at...and play in (before you have to worry about hypothermia and frostbite)...but there's a lot of reasons why some northerners....especially transplanted northerners...don't get so excited about it....It would be much easier to buy a hula skirt and call it a day! LOL
Okay, my snow monologue is over...for today! ^_^ There's a couple other things I wanted to share with you though. One being this really cute gift I got from a fellow blogger over at Dizzy Little Kingdom.
I said I liked this little tree, and the next thing I know....I got this really cute pendant in the mail!! :-) Isn't that great?!
I also love that it was wrapped so pretty in this bubble wrap type paper (so it wouldn't crack) with the little colorful kite on it...
...and it was accompanied by the cutest card ever!!
It says: "Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down."That's so true too!!! :-] I am so thankful for my little necklace...and for the beautiful words it came with!
I'm also thankful for another gift. The gift of having my Red, Red Scarf and Ugmo Hat Set ...
...be put in an Etsy Treasury! It's entitled Seeing Red.
Good title, don't you think?! :-) And who would have ever thought that my 'Ugmo" hat would be making it to the "Big time"?! Certainly not me!! LOL So, Thanks to SouthwestCrafts for thinking of me...AGAIN! :-]
Okay, I've got some crocheting to do. Or, as one of my fellow tweeters on Twitter put it yesterday, I've got to go and turn really long pieces of string into something! We were joking about it because he sold one of his items that he made out of 'a bunch of wood and metal'. ^_^ You can check out his shop and see what he does HERE! LOL Today I'll be turning a really long piece of string into another black hat! And, of couse, taking a nap! ^_^ What are all of you doing today?!
A Little Doze'll Do You!
I enjoy my sleeping, and a doze,
a nap, and such.
In fact I might enjoy a snooze
entirely waay too much!
At any time of day,
you'll find me like a weeping willow.
Head hung low and dragging,
looking for the nearest pillow.
No, there's nothing wrong.
I'm not depressed. I've still got bounce!
And I can stay awake and be
quite witty when it counts!
But I have been awake for things
where I could've been asleep.
And now my time's so valuable
I don't treat it like it's cheap.
My sleeping, dozing, napping,
is to my life a special key.
It unlocks and refreshes
and dispels anxiety!
Most people try to fill up
every hour in the day.
But me, I'd rather be asleep
and waste it all away.
There's plenty hours left
for all the flit and play and chore.
An hour for a nap right now?!
Why not?! There's 24!!