Winter Fun: A Truffle and a Snow Day

Honestly, I hesitated over the word fun in my blog title. Like lots of people (who aren’t kids) I’m kind of done with winter.

But we’ve got another snow day here in central Virginia.

And just as nature teased us with some thaw.

The great thaw melting RVA

I decided not to wear my boots this day. Soaked my sneakers and socks. I was just a tad too optimistic.

But I have been finding some fun (I am, a kid at heart, I suppose).

Winter birch tree watercolor

A winter scene by Cold Fingers (aka me)

 

frozen fountain

A walk at the mall. The frozen fountain was kind of awesome.

 

 beach reading_opt

Finding a sunny spot to read.

I wish. This was me reading at the beach in 2013. #ThrowbackThursday

(I like to keep my fiction skills simmering.)

 

Cookie truffle

 This cookie truffle has nothing to do with winter. I just like how it turned out.

And it’s kind of snowball-ish.

 

hot cocoa

No caption necessary.

 

Snow Day Sledding

 Me sledding last week.

In my own backyard.

What happens when a writer and an engineer are home for a snow day?

Check out the video!

 

 

What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day? And if it’s summer where you are, tell me something warm. 🙂

Happy Thursday!

Nature Selfies: Ready for My Closeup

duck closeup

Pony pasture rva

 

fish closeup

chicken closeup

crocodile closeup

Virginia aquarium birds

stingray closeup selfie

macro shot dogwood bud winter

**Photos taken at Meadow Farm, the Virginia Aquarium, and my neighborhood. The last photo is NOT in fact an alien, but a dogwood bud encased in Polar Vortex ice (or what I imagine my fingers, toes, and nose to look like lately).

Anything you’re taking a closer look at lately? What are your thoughts on selfies? 

Happy Monday!

Let the Light In (or Dance Like a Mystic)

 ice cracking_opt

Is it spring yet?

Okay, maybe not. But after historically cold temperatures for the last two weeks here in central Virginia (and six and 1/3 snow days that shut down the city cancelled school), I got a tad excited when I saw the ice melting on the ponds at Byrd Park.

 

 

 Byrd Park birds on ice_opt

Pond gulls

(probably not their scientific name)

 

Amy Tan writing quote

 

…the stuff I brought home on my shoes. 

 

Bird watching Richmond VA

 

Or, if there are TONS of birds, feel free to dance like a mystic.

 

Spring is coming (eventually)!

 

What inspiring things are happening in your neighborhood? Also, do you think birds’ feet get cold on that ice? ( This last question is from my husband.) We’d love to know what you think. 🙂

 

HAPPY TUESDAY!

 

Coleen xo

 

 

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