Wednesday Vignette – SNOW!!!

Last night was a VERY fun evening – in so very many ways! Met up with some friends at our neighborhood tiki bar, to play Cards Against Humanity. Outside, it was snowing. Actually, SNOWING!


When we went outside, the world was white.


Snow and lights were swirling around outside.


Our street was a winter wonderland!


We built three sturdy guardian snowmen in the middle of the street.


Thou shall not pass!


And made snow angels in the street.


We covered the neighbor’s car with an army of snowmen. I hope I’ll be there to see his face when he discovers it…

Our evening of fun made me realize how much I miss snow. I imagine if I had to shovel it every single day, I would soon tire of it, but there is a lot to be said for how well it brightens our winter existence. Life is most definitely better with snow!

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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20 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – SNOW!!!

  1. Pauline says:

    Fantastic, it looks lovely and soft and fluffy, I like it when it is at this stage. Your neighbours car is wonderful, his face will be a picture when he sees it!

    • annamadeit says:

      Pauline – it was perfect for making snowballs. So fun! Our neighbor’s car was gone when I got downstairs this morning, so his expression will remain a secret. (Although I hope he got a good laugh about it.)

  2. Birgitta Bergstrom says:

    yes, I love snow too, and even more, I love fun( in the snow) . Double dose of healing! What a fun display!

    • annamadeit says:

      I’m afraid someone got the best of our guardian some time last night. We had hoped our row of defense would make it ’til the arrival of the garbage trucks. They would have gotten a good laugh…

  3. Peter Herpst says:

    Snow is pretty special when we get it so infrequently. Glad you enjoyed it! We didn’t get any precipitation last night, just wind and cold.

  4. Alison says:

    We got a dusting up here on the plateau, just 500+ feet higher than Peter. Just enough to stick to the streets and make driving a risky proposition. I grew up in and lived more than 50 years in Massachusetts, where we do have to shovel all winter long, and I really despise it. I’m glad you had fun building those snowmen!

    • annamadeit says:

      I agree – the shoveling is a pain. I remember especially my dad being out there constantly to keep the driveway clear. But, in its defense, it makes the darkness endlessly much more tolerable, and I love it for that. 🙂

  5. Kris P says:

    You made good use of that snow! I can imagine what fun it was. Snow really exists only in my imagination as my own exposure to it has been extremely limited. No snow here, of course, but the rain has been a blessing, as shown in my own Wednesday Vignette:

    • annamadeit says:

      I have been rejoicing over your rain from up here, Kris! What a godsend… FINALLY! Hope you will continue to get more, from now on, and some for SoCal too! Can’t wait to see your rain report!

  6. methylgrace says:

    Not sure how regular I’ll be on Wednesdays, but I happened to post a little container combo today on my blog that would be perfect! Thanks Loree for the tip!

  7. Tina says:

    Look at all that gorgeous snow! Love all the photos, but the car with the snow man army–you do have a good relationship with that neighbor, right? 🙂

    • annamadeit says:

      Oh yes – we love our neighbors! And they loved the snowmen, so we’re still in good standing. If the snow is still good tomorrow, I’m going to make their little daughter a snow horse. She just turned 2. 🙂

  8. Evan Bean says:

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the snow. I usually enjoy looking at it, but this year my anxieties are outweighing the beauty. Still, I’d rather have this snow than clear and cold.

    • annamadeit says:

      It’s so beautiful, but good grief… I don’t have much hope about a lot of things that didn’t make it into the shed for protection. Covered it up as best I could with tarps, group things tightly together on the lee side of the house etc., but still. I think by now, whatever anxiety I had early on has been replaced by a sense of certain loss instead. Crazy weather…

  9. Oh Anna Bean, you make me smile! Your photos make it so lovely and fun, it makes me forget all the forthcoming plant issues.

  10. annamadeit says:

    Oh dear – there will most definitely be issues. Right now, I would rather not think about it. 😦 Glad my photos cheered you up, T!

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