Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowballs at the ready!

Monday brought our third snowfall for the 2010-2011 winter season, but the first major snow event. The snow began late Sunday afternoon and continued until early Monday morning, completely closing down the city and leaving four inches of snow. One of the things I love about living in the Delta is the lack of snowplows. Each year when we get our one snow, the snow day feels like a holiday, even when I have my laptop and am working from home.

Before the day really got underway, I took the annual "House in the Snow" photo.
From Irish Clover

Then, the fun began!
We don't waste time choosing sides or setting rules, it's every Clover for his/herself. The snowballs were flying, people were falling, and much fun was had. Even when I stepped out of the fray to assume the role of war photography, I was not out of danger and was the target of a snowball.
From Irish Clover

(Can you see the snowball about to hit me? Not the small one, look left.)

After a quick rest by Clover, he stepped back out while Italian and I worked. He busily and quickly made the obligatory snowman, and then I noticed the basketball was missing. Not wanting to waste snow on the interior of the snowman, he used the basketball. That way, we'd have a snowman and we'd have plenty of snow for the second round of snowball fights.
From Irish Clover

Inspired by the snow and the continued dip in temperatures, I pulled out an old friend. I think the time is right to finish her, before the weather warms back up to the Delta norms.
From WIPs

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