The Cool House: snow
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Snowstorm Winter 2012/2013

Pretty, no?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Looking Forward

This one I'm going to save to remind me, in July (when it's 100F with 90% humidity), that this too shall pass.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter: Scenes from Home

Don't try to seduce us with you beautiful icicle frame, winter

or reward us with blue skies and early morning sunlight reflected on the treetops

The reality is extra foot or so of snow on the terrace

and a giant snow wall... with more forecast for the weekend.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Queen Canute

The weather people are forecasting another dollop of white stuff tonight and tomorrow, this despite someone declaring a Snowatus, a respite from snow for a period of time (I'm thinking decades would be a good length). We haven't fully dug out from the storm last week that landed on top of the remnants of the day-after-xmas Snowpocageddon although the icicles are no longer as spectacular as they were.
My curmudgeonliness may be due to the postponement of a trip to the far coast, where it's apparently unseasonably balmy right now but on the other hand I have shoveller's back and I'm sick of cleaning sand and snowmelt off the animals' paws. Thank you winter, enough already!
So I'm going to sit in my American MCM classic chair and, as the Viking ruler of England did with the waves (or so goes the legend), command the snow not to fall.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Alternative title: Spying on the neighbors

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowy view from behind the cooktop...

Pretty - if you aren't traveling in or out of NY area airports

Sunday, December 26, 2010


December 26 2010 - pretty, if you're not waiting for a plane...

Friday, February 26, 2010

We interrupt your moment of optimism to bring you this message

Damn you again snow gods! We called a snow day - it's snowed at the rate of an inch an hour overnight and it's still going so there will be no work on the bathroom today. Next big push is Monday, unless there's another catastrophic weather event...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day 2010

No work today - the wet saw is cold and wet - and will probably be buried by the end of the day

the cats are unimpressed

the dogs are feeling imprisoned.

Of course there are compensations for the humans - a roaring fire & a glass of wine

and the promise of dinner with friends - if we can only get out of here.... I spy rescue

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Standing straight

I was feeling we'd hadn't accomplished much over the past season - we'd started half a dozen projects but none was actually finished - but one item we can cross of our list, with gratitude, is the fence on the south side. It's up, it looks pretty and it withstood 12+" of snow. You can read about the drama last winter here, here and here, or you can just admire the way the snow peaks on the flat caps look just like giant ice cream cones...

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snowy View Update

"Blanketed" is the term we usually employ to describe a snowy landscape. But that implies a soft layer of snow, lightly laid upon the ground. What we have here is 14" (36 cm) of heavy white stuff that is still falling. I'm calling it MATTRESSED!

Snowy Views

I was sceptical about the amount of snow we would get last night. When I went to bed around midnight we had barely a covering on the ground.

But this is what greeted me this morning and, as you can see, it's still snowing

That's about a foot of snow (30cm) on the table

It's very pretty but the snowplow hasn't been yet so it'll be challenging to get out there. I'm calling a Snow Day and making french toast.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Snow fun

This is the face of a dog that's spent too much time at home recently, a dog begging to be taken out somewhere interesting.

Somewhere she can run free, follow trails and be distracted by doggie scents

And maybe make a new friend.

Let's be positive

It's freezing again but at least the sun is shining today. And it finally stopped snowing. Small things...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Indisputable proof

More snow? More snow? MORE SNOW?

More snow.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Animal Tracks

Temperatures have soared into the 30s this morning, the biting wind has died down and my fluey cold has improved to the point where I can go a whole five minutes without coughing. In celebration I walked the dogs for the first time in a fortnight. We've still got several inches of snow and the lawn is almost pristine. Almost, except for this set of tracks that come through the hemlock trees and head towards the central rhododendron bed. They are about four inches long with a gap of two or three feet between. Raccoon, do you think? Huge hare? Sasquatch? I have no idea but whatever it was it left us a gift of scat.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Scene

It snowed a lot yesterday, luckily the good kind of snow: plentiful, soft and white. It's looking picturesque enough for tomorrow's Solstice Party and The Guy has shoveled the paths so whichever way people come (unless it's down the chimney) they should be able to make it to the door unimpeded.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Gray?

No, he didn't go white overnight. That's simply a couple of inches of snow he gained on his head while walking the puppies to the beach and back.

Even Polly has a salt and pepper look. We're at 6" of white stuff, and counting.

Snow Day

The first proper snow of 2008. It's the right kind of snow, too: persistent, soft, large flakes; it looks like a fluffy, white blanket.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Coping with the changing seasons

The kittens are getting their first taste of snow. Hermes really can't understand where that stuff came from, and why it's wet and cold on his paws. He's almost stopped going out at all. Such a wimp. Maya is a fearless female and isn't going to let a little whte stuff get in the way of her favorite occupation: rodent control.

This morning the power went out and, as he couldn't use his computer, Steven decided he'd clear a path from the kitchen to the driveway. The kittens hadn't seen anyone shovel snow before and were completely enthralled, watching him intently until he moved out of sight.

And then, as the show was over, they disappeared to find warm spots in my office and have a well deserved nap.