Snow at last

IMG_7464This was the view from our kitchen window yesterday. Those leaves on the right belong to a vanda (orchid) that was probably thanking its lucky starts that it lives in a cozy, heated house. Except for brief forays outside for the dog, we were kept indoors by the first snowstorm of the winter.

I read in the New York Times that storms like Saturday’s can be beneficial because they force you to stay home and relax. We spent a very pleasant day reading and watching television. I also colored in my adult coloring book. And we didn’t even get on each others’ nerves. Amazing.

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We awoke to a bluebird day. There were a few snowdrifts to shovel, but much of it had been blown off our driveway and lawn by the strong northeast wind.

Our dog was thrilled. A dog playing in fresh snow is a joyful thing. I can watch it all day.

IMG_7475She does get a little crazy. Corgi people call this “frapping.” It stands for Frequent Random Acts of Play.

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IMG_7472I hope those of you in the path of the storm got though it without losing power. That was my biggest fear. I’ll sleep much better tonight without that to worry about.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to Snow at last

  1. Anubis Bard says:

    Frapping, huh? That’s a new one. I once came across a psychologist whose specialty was glee – in particular spontaneous glee among groups of primary school children. I couldn’t imagine something more fun to build one’s career around.

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  2. Karen Chilton Wilder says:

    Loving your posts! Hope all is well in Snug. xoxo

    On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Digging RI wrote:

    > dirtynailz posted: “This was the view from our kitchen window yesterday. > Those leaves on the right belong to a vanda (orchid) that was probably > thanking its lucky starts that it lives in a cozy, heated house. Except for > brief forays outside for the dog, we were kept indoors ” >

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