Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow

Yes indeed, it did snow here last night into this morning.  Aloysius always wants to get out so I let him onto the partially (enough to get to the wood stack) shoveled deck.  He looked downright insulted and appears to be over his love affair with snow.  He used to go out and roll around in it.  Not anymore!!!


We got about eight inches of very light, powdery stuff with some but not a lot of wind.  Such is not the case further north.  I heard on WGBH this morning that Boxborough MA got the most at about two feet!

I have the heat on in my curtained off studio.  When the sun is out I can get it up to about 62F;  I'm curious to see how it will work out with the temp down around 9F with some wind.  I may not want to throw at 62, but I can certainly handbuild.  Unlike throwing, I stand and move around a lot when I am handbuilding.

Well see, Grasshopper...........we'll see!

Enjoy the snow, or not, and, as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

20 comments:

  1. No snow here, but it sure is cold and windy. Last night I thought the roof would blow off of the house. I think our high today is supposed to be 35 degrees... which would feel like a heat wave to your 9 degrees!

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    1. Hi Michele.....Weeelllll 35 is warmer than 9, but I still wouldn't be in love with it. I am definitely a summer person!

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  2. We are in MA too got 16 inches . Had fun taking photos but my chickens refuse to leave the coop . lol

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    1. Hi Willow.....Your little Shetland looks so sweet in the snow; I don't blame the chickens for staying inside!

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  3. Guess the kitten has worn off of Aloysius. Eight inches sounds perfect to me as I stare out at brown sticks and beige grass. We got the cold but none of the pretty.

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    1. Hi Patti.....Aloysius will still go out on the deck....and look highly insulted by the snow. He wants a door into summer!

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  4. Dearest Suzy,
    That is cold enough and lots of snow... don't blame Aloyisius. We had frost past night and tonight again. Monday it will go even down to 14°F for the night.
    Love the way you mention curtained off studio. It makes a hell of a difference if you insulate our windows well. I see so many completely open windows with only some flimsy swags for window treatment. We both prefer to close our solid oak indoor shutters and our heavy curtains from wall to wall for the hallway. That makes all the difference. In the kitchen and veranda we use heave linen shades (Dutch) and that even makes a difference. Stick your hand near the glass; even with double glass it still cools down tremendously without anything insulating it.
    So I trust you get it comfy enough for managing your work; it makes a difference if you'r moving.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette....Wow! 14 F is bad enough here; it must feel like a deep freezer in your area. Will all your beautiful plants be all right?
      This year has been an experiment for closing the small area off. I used a medium weight cotton fabric as I didn't want to invest a lot of money in a project that might not work. I am thinking of a fairly heavy painting canvas which I buy in art supply stores for next year. You are so right about double pane windows still being cold.
      Thanks for the encouraging words......stay warm!

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  5. No it was us, Boxford and we did get 2+ feet at our house....SO cold though. Doggies are not spending much time out either. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine......Ouch! That's a lot of snow! Although the cold is hard on humans and their pets I am so glad it wasn't one of those heavy, wet snows we so often get in N.E. xox

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  6. It seems US has snow , and we in UK have flood! Take care and keep warm, Suzi. : )

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    1. Hi Midori.....I hope the waters stay well away from you. Stay warm and dry!

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  7. this is going to be a year of a real winter. I am happy to be home with heat and HOT water!!

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    1. Hi Meredith....Somehow I never think of your area as having real winter.....my bad! Glad you are back safe, sound and warm!

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  8. Stay warm.
    Wishing you a New Year full of adventure , joy and creativity !
    All the best,
    Willow

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    1. Hi Willow....There's always an adventure waiting somewhere!
      A Happy and Joyful New year to You!

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  9. Hi Suzy
    It is 24 degrees C here (thats about 74 deg F) and its 10 pm at night! My problem is just the opposite - too hot to work in my clay 'cave' studio.
    Stay warm.

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    1. Hi Anna.....Your temps sound pretty good to me! But then I thrive in hot weather. Toes crossed that you get some cool air coming your way!

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  10. A little cooler air blowing up from down South today :) I used to like the heat but these days I could do with no summer and no winter just spring or autumn temps all year... ah well it will be autumn soon enough. Take care.

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    1. Hi Anna.....It's 56F right now, with temps expected to drop into single digits tonight.......winter is not my favorite!

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