First Snow by Robert Koehler

We got our first snow of the season a couple of days ago, which is early around here. Ugh. I prefer artistic representations of snow over the real thing.

First Snow by Robert Koehler (circa 1895).

Daily Diversion #371: Winter Festival

Naturally, with this being (Central) Ohio and all, it was 60 degrees during a winter festival in February. We still had fun, though. And it was nice not being bundled up.

Snow Day Cbus 2017

Snow Day Cbus 2017

[Intermezzo] No Concentration, or Why I’m as Happy as Clara Bow with a Beach Ball

The winter-encrusted inhabitants of this drafty house are agog at the most gladsome of all tidings: spring is here! It is here! It is here! Glorious. Insistent. Blustery. She’s a grand dame, is Spring. I should be writing. I could be cleaning. I would, I would…but it is 77 degrees outside! The day that a season elbows her way back into our lives is a cause for celebration, not concentration.

Clara Bow

I’m as happy as Clara Bow with a beach ball!

This is where I put words about how the contented chirping of birds, barking of dogs, and mewing of small children have all joined to create the newest soundtrack sensation. Ice cream trucks, green shoots of plants I am constitutionally unable to recognize but overjoyed to see, and motorcycle engines belong here, too. Tank tops, sandals, and Margaritas for the win!

The front porch boards are warm beneath my feet.

Daily Diversion #187: All the Cool Kids

All the cool kids were doing it yesterday…

All the cool kids were doing it yesterday...

All the cool kids were doing it yesterday…

Boiling water + frigid air=this!

Boiling water thrown into frigid air=this!

 

It was so much fun, we ultimately did it three times!

It was so much fun, we ultimately did it three times!

This is what happens when two bored adults are housebound during a vicious cold spell. 

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.”-Sinclair Lewis

Daily Diversion #111: Oh, look, it’s back!

Welcome back, snow! Gee, it’s hard to believe it has been 8 or 9  months since…oh, wait. What? What do you mean spring opened her arms in a warm embrace 5 days ago? Why are you back so soon? Didn’t you get the memo? Have you looked at a calendar? In this part of the world you should be on vacation until at least December, maybe even January. Please take heed of this plea, and skedaddle.

Early spring snowstorm

Early spring snowstorm.

Oh, hi there snow! You suck.

Oh, hi there snow! You suck.

Over the River and Through the Wood…

We spent Christmas Day at my grandparents’ house with my extended family. Up and back in one day, a smooth drive, no worries. We had no idea that, whilst we were opening gifts and eating entirely too much decadent food, a blizzard was traveling this way. It is here now, and I wish that I could say it is as pretty as a picture. It isn’t, so I am leaving you with these lovely paintings instead. Please look at them to your heart’s content; I will be off in the corner munching on left-over cookies and writing my blogging game plan for 2013. See you tomorrow!

Winter Landscape: Washington Bridge, by Ernest Lawson. 1907-1910. Brooklyn Museum.

Winter Landscape: Washington Bridge, by Ernest Lawson. 1907-1910. Brooklyn Museum.

Blue Snow the Battery by George Bellows. 1910.

Blue Snow the Battery by George Bellows. 1910.