Friday, February 13, 2015

Dear Snow: Please Go Away

On January 19,  I wrote a post about how to make the Valentine wreath on our front door here at Applegate Lane. Now I'm longing for the "good old days" when the front door was still visible from the street . . .

Here's how my wreath looks in February.  Invisible.

All we can see of the house across the street is the America flag.

This photo was taken on December 19th, less than 2 months ago - what a difference!

And here's the weather report for the next few days here in the Northeast . . . another Blizzard Warning . . . with coastal flooding to add to the fun.

Enough already!

Yesterday I was desperate for any sign of Spring so I ran to my stash of seasonal decorations in the garage and, before my fingers froze, found this little silk narcissus. Just seeing it in the kitchen reminds me that Spring will eventually find its way to Applegate Lane.
Meanwhile we all seem to be employing one or more of the following coping strategies:
1. Sharing cartoons on Facebook about being buried in snow .
2. Casually discussing how tired of the heat we would be if we lived in Florida.
3. Finishing sewing projects started when Bill Clinton was President.
4. Eating comfort food.
5. Reading books we never thought we'd get to (even Silas Marner is starting to sound good).
6. Watching re-runs of the Superbowl  (We love our Pats!), and,
7. Drinking more wine . . . definitely.
We have houseguests arriving tomorrow (assuming the airport is still open) from South Africa. They planned their trip for February because they wanted to see snow. 
They certainly won't be disappointed!


  1. Oh Cheryl, I feel your pain! The harbor is frozen as far as the eye can see and I haven't been able to get to my front door in weeks. It was 5 degrees here this morning and there's more snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Ha...I love your Bill Clinton comment. I have a few of those projects!! ;)

  2. We're in the same boat up here in NB too Cheryl. Crazy. They're calling for up to 50cm. which is over a foot of snow on Sunday. And wind.....the dreaded wind that will blow it all around. Your guests will find this storm and your current snow to be thrilling I'm sure. Stay safe and warm. Happy Valentine's Day.

  3. I thought of everyone in Boston and took down my "Think Snow" flag the other day. Do you have to shovel snow off your roof? They were talking on the news about buildings in Boston possibly collapsing because the snow is so heavy. Did they get more snow than you?

  4. We don't have that much snow, but I am sick to death of the COLD. We are supposed to have temps in the 30s in mid February. Tonight's low is predicted at -10! -10, are you kidding me!! Today is a sew day.
    xx, Carol

  5. As a Minnesotan, we're familiar with roof rakes, but we don't have anything near your situation this winter. As a previous reader mentioned, we're seeing horrendous videos of collapsing buildings. Scary! Thank you for the update!

  6. I hope your house guests enjoy their visit. I hope they don't HAVE to stay any longer than scheduled. Wow! What a mess. I live in NC. It's cold, but I won't complain. I have a friend who lives in Maine. I told her that bread and milk wasn't going to get it. I recommended a side of beef and a couple bushels of potatoes. Stay warm. It can't last forever. Can it?

  7. Cheryl we live in Connecticut and I am with you all the way. I am sick of this snow and we haven't gotten as much as you have. Do you think spring will ever come to this part of the country again?


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