Snow it did. It must have snowed at least 8 inches from what I could tell. It was the most perfect peaceful snowfall. Straight down all night. The kind that piles on top of even the most narrow wires. I thought it would send me straight to my hive to begin creating but instead I could not wait until it was light enough out to take some pictures. I guess that is why I am blogging it all, to create.
I wanted to capture it before foot prints, paw prints and snow blown. Before the wind blew it down from the branches, I needed to hold on to the peace of it all. Since we live on a state highway the road is one of the first to be plowed but trust me, there was no road out there early this morning.
I like this shot of the garage from the porch door. You almost think it is a black and white from all the snow but you can see the side of the wooden door on the right as a hint that it is all just the beauty of what had happened while we were sleeping.
I made it to the hive eventually with a mind full of ideas, "like visions of sugar plums dancing in my head" So funny that I looked to the snow again and noticed this "peace" tag from a gift last Christmas hanging in the window with the snow in the background. Normally you would not get a glimpse of the hive, especially this tchotchke window. In this case it was so perfect, just like the morning. I did end up creating some fun things and then got the reorganize bug and started a "hive dive" as I call it.
Since it is new years eve I could not spend every last hour of my day in the hive. My daughter, Lauren who will be 5 in March, and I emerged from our warm hive. The hive of course is my studio, which is nothing more than a large back room of our big 150yo farm house. Since at one point this half, neglected half, of the house was a rental, it has a separate furnace. One touch and you are toast. Great considering the other 3500 square feet check in around 60-65 frosty degrees. Hard to tell how cold some rooms are because there is a fireplace insert in the same room as the thermostat, tricking the heat to stay off all day. Hmmmm, no wonder I create so much. Anyway we decided to run to the grocery store to get fixins for homemade pizza and chocolate chip cookies. We ate the cookies while watching some home movies of past Christmases then Lauren went off to bed and I ended up here. Big hopping party gal! woo-hoo! Happy New Year!!!