Monday, February 16, 2015

The Snow That Never Ends...


We have had another huge accumulation of snow with a second official blizzard of the year this weekend.   Snow totals for the year in our area are over 90 inches and about 85 inches of that snow has fallen in the past 30 days.

The lump on the right side of this photo is our gas grill.  You can see that the snow has now completely filled the deck - as high as or above the railings.

Here is another view of the deck.  The Adirondack chairs on the hill have disappeared and the snow is nearly up to the hooks on the trees where we hang our hammock (in good weather!).

This is the view from inside the sun room - when it gets almost as high as the top of the door you know that is a lot of snow!

Shovel, shovel, shovel - it gets more tiring when you have to lift the shoveled snow higher than your shoulders to get it into the pile along the side of the driveway.

Here is my husband starting up our driveway from the street.  You can see that the piles on the sides are close to his height - about six feet tall!

At this point, our driveway is really a snow tunnel.

The birdbath in the front yard is now completely submerged - it's just a lump in the snow, a blemish on the drifted snow lawn.

A few days ago you could still see some of the top edges - now it is gone!

After spending quite a long time clearing out the snow, I noticed the frosty patterns on the inside of the garage windows.  Since there doesn't seem to be a way to stop this snow, I decided to try to take some photos of the frosty patterns.

Despite all of the inconvenience and work these storms have created I still love the delicate patterns formed by the frost and snowflakes.  I tried editing the photos in different ways and some of them were taken on the sides where the outdoor lights were shining which gives a very dramatic effect.

I hope you enjoy the photos and if you live somewhere warm without all of this snow drama please remember your frozen neighbors to the North!  At least it is a holiday Monday and school vacation for the rest of the week so the traffic should be much lighter than usual.

It's almost time for the releases of three exciting new things from Cricut.  The Cricut Explore Air will launch on Wednesday, February 18th at 12:01 a.m. (this is just after midnight on Tuesday).  The upgraded Design Space 2 and the updated iPad App which allows you to design your own projects on the iPad will also be released this week.  I have been previewing the programs as a Product Expert for Cricut and there are a lot of changes that will make it easier to finish your projects quickly.  I can't wait to share more of them with you.

If you have questions about these new items or just want to find out more about them, there is a helpful Q and A post on the official Cricut Blog HERE.

Remember - the Design Space, Cricut Craftroom and the Cricut website will all be offline today from 6 a.m. Mountain Time until 11:59 p.m.   If you can find some projects to work on that don't require access to the site the time will go more quickly.  I may be doing some more cleaning and organizing in preparation for our move.

Have a great day and enjoy the President's Day holiday if you are not working today!

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  1. Wow Diane you are truly buried! Stay warm and stay safe!

  2. Beautiful pictures of the frost! I have a feeling you'll do something with them. Stay warm!

  3. Hi Diane, The lace cut beautifully. I could only find 3 pieces that didn't stick to the mat. The pictures of the frosted windows are amazing! Mother nature gives us lots of snow and ice but leaves us with breathtaking designs. All we have to do is take the time to look for them, just like you did! I enjoy your emails and your blog. I'm looking forward to your comments on the updated design space. I have an explore and really like the way it cuts. But I also like my expression for when I don't want to go online to cut something quick and fast. Best of both worlds. Thanks for sharing, Kathy

  4. you have an amazing camera. love your photos. i hope you have plenty of supplies to keep you safe and warm. we, here in michigan keep watching your easterly folks. we're thankful to not have what you have.

    can i have you send me the file of your lacy medallion? i've looked everywhere and i don't have it. thank you again. 'stay warm'.

  5. What a lot of snow, but your photos are so interesting. Love the close up the frosty snow on the windows, beautiful! Cricut site still down will check later.

  6. I also enjoy your blog very much. You take such wonder pictures. I really feel sorry for everyone in your area. I have a friend who niece lives in Boston and quote was Aunt Liz, you have only seen some of the pictures on TV, and have not idea what we are going through. She also said some store are running out of food as the trucks cannot get through. I do live in Bethlehem,PA. We are having really extreme cold weather and some snow but not like your area.
    Stay warm and hope your weather breaks soon.



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