Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter has Come

I was reminded this evening that I have a blog. 

And then I noticed it's been nearly two months since my last entry. 

So a few words, and few scenes from home.

We gave Tristan and Tashi bows and arrows over the holidays, and then Dan surprised me with my very own. So we have some serious archery practice going on around here. Well, sort of serious.

Being a product photographer is fun (especially when the product is fun), and it is also very helpful in that it forces me to tidy the house sometimes. Tristan's room had major rehab one day before I took some shots of unicorns

And our room is always far more romantic when the bed is made and there is heart buck on the wall.

Skye dog continues to be awesome.

And particularly awesome in the snow, which we got a lot of last week. She seems to have some arctic blood. She chooses to leap through the snow banks like a fox, rather than walk on the road. And the cold damp doesn't stop her from tunneling her snout through the depths seeking unsavory treats.

The kids made a sledding slope out of our deck stairs.

There is nothing like a good snow dump to make you slow down, play, sit by the fire, appreciate the light, savor the silence, and accomplish some overdue indoor tasks. 

There was the first storm, which shut schools down for a couple of days and caused delays all week. And there was the second storm, where a couple of expected inches turned into several hours of unexpected accumulation. 

Alas, we truly have had a winter experience and spring is now most welcome to arrive!

And finally, we watched the Oscars, which was a good excuse for making these Cheddar Stars.

Yes, these are some scenes from deepest winter in our home. 

Here is a dreamy song called Winter is Coming by Australian singer, Matt Corby, non-official snowy video found on YouTube.