Monday, January 31, 2011

sunrise ~ 01/31/11 ~ at home

sunrise from home
January 31, 2011

Yep, we're still doing our annual tradition of hand-cutting paper snowflakes and taping them to our living room window. The dark profile hides the fact we reuse our office print paper to make these; in full sun, they're quite colorful and patterned. While it will occasionally snow in the mountains south of here every couple of years (shocking, I know, especially since we've had mid-70 °F weather for most of January this year), this is our version of winter. Click to see our 2007 window. Also, if you're up for it, check out my virtual collection of snow and ice from other blogs posted to my companion blog.

4 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Looks great!! forms of the paper snowflakes are very nice..

texwisgirl said...

enjoy the snow-free land while it lasts. we are bitter cold here in NE Texas and got some snow and ice yesterday too. birdies are swamping the feeders to try to stay warm...

Jennifer said...

Wow you are so good at that! For the first time since I was a kid I tried cutting some this year. I failed miserably! Just couldn't quite get the knack of it. But after looking at your window it gives me hope that I could do a good job with some practice!

Nature ID (Katie) said...

D.s., thanks. I'd comment on your beautiful blog, but you already have so many fans that it's intimidating.

twg, I hate to tell you this, but the beautiful sunny warm weather has returned. It actually may not be good since we desperately need rain anytime we can get it. Hope you stay warm!

Jennifer, I don't know how you can "fail" at making snowflakes. Every one is beautiful just as they are. Even when ours turn out, um, not intact, we just pretend they're icicles (see the hanging bits from the top of the window). We really should get together soon.