Thursday, January 07, 2010

Things to do when you're snowed in.


Enjoy the view,


puzzle things out,



put out flowers, ('despite the snow, despite the falling snow...')



go for a walk,

or just chill.


Or make yourself a new friend.

~~~

20 comments:

Julia said...

Wow, I love the sunset picture! Has your electricity held out? And did you sculpt the mermaid/dragon?

Snow is supposed to reach us tonight - about time after even Alabama, Mississippi and the far reaches of France getting their fair share!

Lucy said...

Thanks Julia.

It was a really pretty evening, those two are a fairly elderly couple who are very enthusiastic walkers; we'd had a very cheery animated conversation as you do when it snows. It seems to bring people out here.

Electricity is fine, it's only an orange alert tomorrow (Friday) so the pressure must have eased somewhat.

The snow-lady is Melusina. I made her, and she's been snowed on again a few times, which has freshened her up a bit but, sadly, caused her nipples (wine bottle corks) to drop off.

Enjoy your snow, I imagine Prague in the snow is fairy-tale gorgeous...

Rosie said...

I'm starting to wish we'd bought more milk when we walked to town yesterday...looks like this might last for a while

Bee said...

We've been doing all of those snowbound things, too --excepting putting out flowers. (Although I am trying to coax some hyacinths into blooming.) The girls made a snowman, but he lacks the visual interest of your Melusina. He is just very BIG.

I love the gorgeous, gorgeous picture of the couple walking in the snow. Our busy lane is completely closed to cars, and it is just delightful to see people out walking . . . and TALKING to each other. Perhaps this is the answer to obese Britain?

HKatz said...

The couple walking together in the snow is a beautiful photo, and I like the playfulness of the last one too.

I recently came across your blog - thank you for sharing it.

herhimnbryn said...

Walking in the snow and a snow mermaid.....bliss.

zephyr said...

Wow! That's cold. When your nipples drop off. Thought i was cold last weekend at Greenwood with temps in the teens (F) and wind gusts up to 40mph. Glad i had sufficient frontal coverage.

Plutarch said...

I have been trying to think if I have ever seen a snow woman or snow maiden before. There are lots of snow men in The Grove at the moment. I fear that they would be driven to distraction by Melusina. If they were shown just a photograph or her, there would probably be an enormous bilyapp, which word I owe to the current WV

Jean said...

I LOVE the snow-lady, but would rather not have known about her nipples dropping off...

Barrett Bonden said...

You omitted the one activity you are denied - read your blog. Can't match your conceptual art which is much higher on drama than most CA presentations at the Hay Festival where I get my annual fix. Compared with the chap who picked up a stone, threw it, picked it up again, threw it, etc, etc, your nipples (Perhaps I should say the nipples you've been responsible for) would have got a standing ovation. Or perhaps...

Bought a loaf of sliced bread today specifically for the bird table. Can you imagine what that did for my West Riding instincts?

jmartin said...

My dog has taken to snatching carrot noses, so Melusina would be clutching her corks here. Lovely scenes: insulated, quiet, serene.

Rouchswalwe said...

Belgian Ale corks have more surface area and might have had more staying power. Next time!

Mailizhen said...

Oh! This new friend is fabulous. I want to make one myself in my front yard. Maybe that would lessen the grimness, even for a moment, on the faces of those who pass by.

Lucy said...

Thanks friends, and to Alison for the link. I'm expecting to receive a rash of links to anatomically correct snowmen now. You are only limited by your imagination, or the contents of your vegetable rack anyway.


Champagne corks might have been better still but I didn't have two to hand! It's so easy and such fun to just whack a couple of big snowballs on the front of a snowman and change its gender, I don't know why more people don't do it.

The snow-in continues, and I have to say I'm really very happy with it, though I know it's less fun for others who have to get out, or lose power, get ill etc. But it really does create a universal sense of wonder, at least in the early stages...

apprentice said...

Lovely snowmaid Lucy! Good to have a lady dog, as my old boy would have insisted on peeing on her :)

My fav snowman here was one crafted sitting on a park bench, with a fag in his mouth -so very Scottish!

Zhoen said...

I envy you your snowbound stream.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I like the friend!

Lee said...

Brrrr!

rb said...

Oh I love your Snowmaid. Gorgeous. And I loved the sunset photo too. Sunsets are just so romantic.

I am actually snowed in now. Well, my car is. I live at the top of the steepest hill in Norfolk and even 4WDs haven't attempted my hill this morning. It is rather lovely. We are skiers so have proper clothes and footwear for getting about so we can food and go for walks and it's wonderful. The boys skied down the road this morning before any cars came and tried to churn it up.

I used to love jigsaws. I haven't done one in ages.

Lucy said...

Melusina certainly is a popular gal, but don't let her appearance deceive you, she's totally frigid!

Tom is the puzzler, but only really in deepest midwinter. I like it when the puzzles come out, though I don't do much, perhaps a dozen or so pieces towards the end sometimes. But he is very serious and bloody good at them; as you see, he doesn't look at the picture, doesn't do the edges first, and a thousand-piecer gets finished in about three days. They have to be paintings not photos, chocolate boxy scenes are fine but they need to have a lot of detail. This one is an olde worlde cottage from Ravensburger (the best), but it is absolutely chocca with dozens of highly-coloured, accurately rendered species of flowers, birds, and butterflies. Very sumptuous!