Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter and the Queen

We are presently settling into winter after the Christmas season. At halfway thru January, we still have a long way to go, for it will be winter until the end of February at the least. Sometimes, winter lingers until mid-April as unusual as that may be. In a good year, we will notice improvements in March: improved weather mixed with periods of regression.Last March, if memory serves, we had a ridiculous warm spell in January that started the plant going early. When the inevitable frosts came, many tree crops were lost.

We had about three weeks of a fair amount of snow around Christmas. Lately, we have been experiencing our usual January thaw with mild temperatures and quite a bit of rain. Despite all of the melting, the snow is still piled deeply where it was thrown with the earlier snow removal. At a certain point in this region, the snow stays all winter no matter how warm the weather gets.

Anyway, the main benefit of the recent mildness has been that the streets thawed. They have been rutted and atrocious to drive on for almost a month now. The next weather wave to hit us will be a cold spell although we may not go into a huge freeze.

What all of this means is that we are mostly confined indoors these days. We wanted to take JJ tobogganing as we did his sister a week or two ago, but I think we'll have to wait for more snow, which is not in even the long range forecast right now.

Last week, JJ made a crown at Storytime, and Danica felt hard-done-by when she got home. So, Amma helped her to construct quite a jeweled crown the next day. As you can see in the photos, she also had her nails done. no wonder Mom calls her, "My Girly Girl."

Ain't I fab?

I'm so happy with myself.

Remember when I wouldn't pose for the camera?

9 comments:

Diana said...

Oh I love the nails! It's so fun to be a Princess! Love Di ♥

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, we do recall those moments of no posing from previous years, but oh my, what a difference now. The crown does befit Danica.

Ruth said...

We have a little snow where it was piled up by the plow but that is it. I think I wore my winter boots for 9 days so far this season. Hopefully we do not get another very early spring like last year.

Hilary said...

Could that kidlet get any cuter? :)

Mara said...

I would have that last photo framed if I were you! So pretty.

Ginnie said...

"ah, there goes Grampy taking yet another picture of me !! Did anyone ever know I'd be this adorable ???"

troutbirder said...

She certainly does know how to pose. Cute! And the the unusual winter weather leads my spouse to concluse that when Minnesota turns to mostly ice instead of snow like Kansas and Missouri we're moving north to Winnepeg, where presumably they will still have real snow and safer walking and driving....

Gina said...

Fantastic nail bling! I'm jealous!

Donna said...

Love all this Posing! Glad she's no longer fighting it!Hahaa
That's some Serious nail bling! Love It!!
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