...what do YOU do?? As most of you have read or seen on TV or experienced yourselves, much of the northeast got HAMMERED - many places with over 30 inches of snow over the weekend!!! We were one of those places- 31.2" total when all was said and done late Sat. night! Our local news deemed it was a blizzard in our area-dropping sometimes more than 3 " an hour with blowing winds and very little visibility! People lost power in various areas and although we got lucky I tried to prepare by baking and cooking extra meals and keeping the grill attainable if need be. Hopefully none of you lost power either! I feel especially badly for the shoreline towns which were again devastated by flooding and my thoughts and prayers go out to all.
So of course I have some pics to show :
I didn't get another pic of the final 31.2" cuz hubby went and dumped the heavy snow off the back patio roof-onto the picnic table and then cleaned it off.
Enough of that. Hot coffee and a snack:
A most delicious molasses muffin! The house was filled with a gingerbread aroma. These muffins are packed with a rich, comforting flavor and yet are light and not so sweet. Hubby loved them so much I just made a second batch! We both wish to thank Elizabeth very much for the easy recipe she provided in this post. And speaking of, do come visit also at Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday-you just never know what kind of treat you'll find amongst the link ups!
One last bit of art for this week:
Another winter wonderland journal page! Again, (my habit as of late) the image was
Hope you are all safe and warm, and thanks so much to my newest followers, along with those of you who have stuck around for so long. Mwah!
" I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug; you know, with a white quilt. And perhaps it says 'go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again'. " Lewis Carroll
You really had loads of snow, what a lot of work to shovel away! Your muffins and coffee look great, I can imagine the aroma! Thanks for making another beautiful journal page for AJJ. Happy T Day, hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
Your 9 am total is more than we got the whole day! I'm glad you stayed safe and were so prepared. While it does look pretty, I know very quickly that novelty wears off as there is no place to pile it all. We are getting some rain late today and tonight which may help melt some.ReplyDelete
Beautiful winter girl!
What a lot of snow. Hope you stay safe. I love your art journal page and the beautiful words from Lewis CarrollReplyDelete
Thank you for all your support at Art Journal Journey
Love Chrissie xx
Oh my GOSH! Such a lot of snow... unbelievable. I am glad to hear everything went o.k. with you - we had some snow (15 cm or so) and now it melts all away and the temperatures are warm again outside... good that Annie is black-if she would be white one would not see her...lolReplyDelete
Lovely , lovely face on this amazing page ... BEAUTIFUL Linda! Thank you so much for linking another fantastic page to Art Journal Journey!
Happy T-Day -
Well i'm so glad to hear you came thru the snowstorm unscathed. That was ALOT of snow! Its been cold here but no snow to really speak of.. a few flurries... Your description of the muffins is making me hungry! Hubby had to run in town this morning... now i'm hoping he brings some donuts home or something...hmmm... maybe i should give him a ring...lol Painting on a leaf... now theres and idea! Love your art journal page! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! debReplyDelete
Wonderful quote and your artwork is absolutely delightful dear Linda.ReplyDelete
Sorry for you that you got dumped on because I know winter is not your favorite time.
Warning my T post is all about the snow heehee.
Glad you are safe and go figure with your son in Vermont.
I have New England friends that were saying they are a bit jealous of all of our snowfall.
Take care and stay warm and cozy
oh well, i´m not a snow Lover really. Looks nice from inside, but all the struggle with shoveling etc... i think i better share Muffins with you and enjoy your artwork! fappy t-day, linda!ReplyDelete
wow glad you are safe lovely art though she does look cold not surprisingly with all that snowReplyDelete
OMGosh! Wow, that is incredible snow! We were in the storm too, but didn't get near as much snow, more ice. Your muffins sound delicious, as I love molasses and gingerbread. Poor little doggie! Our felt the same way : )ReplyDelete
Your art is lovely! The leaf image is amazing, and your winter journal page too!
Glad to hear you are safe and warm.....that is one pile of snow!! Having the yard stick on the table was a cool (pun intended) idea to keep track of the snow fall.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the earlier visit and the comment....Happy T-day
I really enjoyed this post because I was able to see how the snow developed. Although I was away from the internet and TV much of the time you were being pounded, I kept hearing weather reports on the car radio. What an incredible storm. You even beat Patty, I bet.ReplyDelete
I loved the leaf, the snow, and the inch after inch as you documented this monumental event. Gotta love the muffins, too.
Your mug is so colorful, it certainly doesn't belie the white areas outside. Thanks for sharing your muffin, your AJJ and other art, and your colorful coffee with us for T this Tuesday.
Now that's what I call snow!! Glad to read that you were safe inside though! Tucked up with muffins has got to be good! Love your faces! Happy T Day! ChrisxReplyDelete
Wow! That's a lot of snow!! We were watching on TV and it just seemed incredible.ReplyDelete
I like your art pieces, and that muffin looks delicious.
So beautiful but very disruptive. Glad you kept your power and it looks and sounds like you put your time marooned indoors to very good useReplyDelete
Oh my, that is a lotta snow indeed! So glad you didn't lose power and had cooked up a storm beforehand. The muffins sound wonderful too and your face and quote about making the day count is spot on. Happy T Tuesday to you! AnnetteReplyDelete
Oh my...what an event. Too cold for me...brrrrrrr.ReplyDelete
That's a LOT of snow at once! Wow! Been a long time since we've had that much in one storm up here. Beautiful--but can cut off electricity and takes a long time to dig yourself out.ReplyDelete
Lovely art--all of it (including the snowman)--and quite impressed with painting on an oak leaf! Happy T-Day! :)
Yup, here in New Hampshire wee didn't get a flake either- but boy did you get snow!!!!! Wow. That is more snow than we ever get in one storm...pretty amazing photos. Glad you were able to keep your power and stay warm-I feel bad for people by the shore and everyone who was in the dark and cold-I know what that is like. Not fun! Love your art todaay- and happy T day. Hope your snow is melting!ReplyDelete
Oh no you got so much snow ~ beautiful pictures though and your house sounded so warm and cozy and could smell the wonderful cookies ~ Lovely art creation with the snowflakes ~ Glad you are safe and warm.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the best in each day. ~ ^_^
Oh, what a lot of snow! I'm glad you were prepared and didn't have to go out in that weather. The photos are stunning.ReplyDelete
Love your little arty leaf. How unusual.
The Lewis Carroll quote is beautiful.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,
I worried about as I listened to the storm reports . I am so glad you did so well with it. I don't envy you dealing with all of that snow at all. Love your art this week and those muffins do look wonderful. Stay warm and take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
Lovely job! Wasn't that a storm. We didn't get any up here.ReplyDelete
So much to love about your art and brilliant photo... lovely lady you've painted, and amazing photos of all that snow! and painting on a leaf? so cute and clever! hope your son gets home safe and sound. we didn't really get much snow in Ohio either, and I'm just as thankful for that! happy T day!ReplyDelete
A blizzard indeed! I'm happy to hear you didn't lose power and seemed to stay comfortable throughout. I like looking at your pretty snow pictures but I'm glad I don't have to shovel it. Have to go look up that muffin recipe.ReplyDelete
Happy PPF! Hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
Wow Linda that is some amazing snow...very beautiful but a lot of work when it's like that! It's warming here this week but they are saying a possibility of snow next week. Muffins look awesome as do the photos and your artwork...Thanks for the peek into your world!! Hope your body is holding up in the cold weather!!ReplyDelete
Bless your heart! Although I have to say your gorgeous wintery portrait is obviously inspired by the snow. Stay warm and safe, my friend!ReplyDelete
What a huge masswes of snow. But spring is coming..;)ReplyDelete
So adorable face with wonderful eyes.
Happy PPF ♥
lovely art, glad you had time for it with that blizzard to cope with!ReplyDelete
Brilliant post, as always, Linda. My goodness - that was some blizzard you had to contend with! Here in the UK we have seen some terrible flooding for poor souls living in Cumbria. Often they have been flooded more than once and lost everything! We are very lucky, as although the rain has been heavy where we live we are not at risk of flooding. I love your art. What a beautiful winter portrait. I love her cosy sweater and those delicate snowflakes fluttering down. xxReplyDelete
I've only ever seen such snow on top of a Mountain!
Annie looks quite bewildered!
I had blue hair like that when I was a young girl!
I put too many drops of Magic Silver White in the rinse water - my father and Grandfather were horrified!!!
She's a lovely snow girl gor your journal Linda.
You got more than twice the amount of snow that I did. That is an amazing amount for one weekend! Poor Annie. Being a girl dog has its disadvantages when you gotta go in the snow! Your art looks great. I love the beautiful face in your journal.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a lot of snow!! :)ReplyDelete
But time to be creative is also fun!!!
Best wishes & smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)
Wow our kids would be so happy if we got even half or less of that snow, the kids your way must have all been so excited, lots of snow men and sledging your way for sure!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the great pictures you shared oh and that muffin looks delicious, I can understand why you made a second batch!
Lots of lovely snow (we've had none all winter). It's fine as long as you are warm and cosy and don't have to travel.ReplyDelete
The molasses muffin sounds and looks delicious, I'll be over to look at the recipe.
And your portrait of the girl is really lovely and I like the way you have printed it, a new idea to me. She looks very steadfast.
That's a lot of snow! Great winter journal page!ReplyDelete
that some blizzard, you are all snowed in, thanks for sharing, lovely photos and great artReplyDelete
Oh that's a lot of snow and a lot of work to shovel it away too. Your art pieces are wonderful and that cup cake looks tempting. Enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
omg that car!! How long did it take for it to appear again :-D That is quite a lot of snow, beautiful to look at from behind a window while drinking a hot drink and eating comfort food, but not to venture out. Your girl looks ready to tackle the snow though :-)ReplyDelete
Can't EVEN imagine that much snow!!! We freak out over an inch of rain out here in drought-land.ReplyDelete
Love the idea of painting over gelli paper. I'll have to give it a whirl!
That's a crazy amount of snow Linda,ReplyDelete
The weather's gone crazy! We are currently having Storm Gertrude vent her anger on us, but thankfully no power cuts (yet!)
Great to see that you've actually managed to created such lovely artwork too.
Had a little wee chuckle at Annie's own pathway... bless
Stay safe and cozy. Happy PPF to you
So much snow! wow! the muffins look so so delicious! Really lovely artwork! very beautiful! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness, that is too much! I hope Spring gets there soon for you... Beautiful portrait! Love the textureReplyDelete
OMG...THAT is a lot of snow...haven't had a real winter here in Germany at all.Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Happy PPF - IrmaReplyDelete
Oh no, too much snow, way too much...looks like Finland!ReplyDelete
Your work this week are warm and beautiful, despite the snow.
Gorgeous portrait! Keep warm. :)ReplyDelete
Maybe you live down the street from me--we got about the same amount in my part of New Jersey. Then I went down to the beach to make sure everything was OK and there was almost no snow--go figure! Thanks for the pix--happy PPF! xoReplyDelete
Oh wow! That is so much snow. I'm glad you are okay. I so love your girl with blue hair, she is lovely!ReplyDelete
I have to admit, I read your line "baking and cooking extra meals" as "baking cookies" and I thought, great idea, I could survive a blizzard if I had cookies. Or molasses muffins!ReplyDelete
I live in the Chicago area so I understand this darn snow business, though of course this recent event was much more crazy than normal. Lovely girl with her pink sweater! Love the hair and lips in particular.
Love to see the snow. Here is so hot.Your pages are amazing and your girl is inspiring!Thanks for your lovely words.They mean a lot to me!Happy belated T Day, dear!ReplyDelete
uuhhhggg I use to live in snow like that every year in N Idaho. It was aweful. Glad you are safe and were able to enjoy muffins and art. Wonderful pieces. Thanks for the recipe link.ReplyDelete
Linda, I love everything about this post. Your portrait is wonderful with the glittery snowflakes and gelli deli behind. I love all the photos and am glad you didn't lose electric. And the Lewis Carroll prose is wonderful! Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a comment. Happy PPF from near Chicago!ReplyDelete
That is a LOT of snow! We had it too but we got warm breeze last week and most of the snow is gone.ReplyDelete
Now it's time for a cup of coffee,
have a good week!
your art is beautiful .ive never seen or felt snow .it does look pretty xReplyDelete
We got around 28" of snow here in New Jersey. It was hard for a couple of days but it is all gone now. Happy!ReplyDelete
your art on the leaf is fantastic. I too like painting on leaves. I usually doodle. Must try a face.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.
Oh my goodness.... what a lot of snow. We NEVER have snow like that... not down in the South of England where I live. Doesn't it looks pretty though... like Narnia :) It makes everything seem so peaceful.... but gosh it must be so inconvenient. I hope your son found his car ok ;)ReplyDelete
I'm off to check out that recipe :)
Lovely your journal page... she has such a tranquil face - perfect with the snow flakes...
wow linda,your winter painting are amazing,love this and coffee to.ReplyDelete
have a good summer.