I live in New Jersey

Snowy Days

February 3, 2021

One of the good things about working remotely is that we don’t have to worry about commuting to and from work through snowy weather. Not leaving when it’s dark and returning when it’s dark means we can enjoy the views.

second story shot of the garden beds covered in snow
angry man farm, covered in snow

In my county in Southern New Jersey, we received a total of 7.5 inches over two days, which was enough to turn Literary Lane into a pretty winter wonderland.

snowy trees
Looking down our street.

WM, who grew up in Michigan and therefore has many different words for snow, describes the snowfall as: wet, heavy, and consistent.

rabbit tracks through a shoveled walkway
The local rabbits appreciated WM’s shovel job.

Thankfully we never lost power or more importantly, internet connection. And I even had the time to make a Mickey Mouse snow sculpture during my lunch hour.

mickey mouse snow sculpture - front view
Do you want to build a snow mouse?

The original version had a nose and mouth, but the nose looked a bit phallic from a distance.

mickey mouse head snow sculpture
original side view of Mickey

So now that we’ve experienced the holidays, had homemade soup, witnessed a pretty snowfall and build a snowmouse, I’m ready to be done with winter. Bring on summer!

kim, looking vexed.

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  • Joanne February 4, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Your snow mouse is adorable! We got around a foot of snow in our corner of Ct. It is very pretty but I’d be perfectly Ok with the return of spring now.

    • Kimberly February 6, 2021 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you! I agree that once we’ve received a snowfall, winter’s over. We’re supposed to get more snow tomorrow.