Here and There

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20131210-090741.jpg     We’re having our first proper snow of the season here in New York. I was extremely tempted to call my boss (who is traveling) to ask if I could work from home today, but some of the work I have to do requires my presence in the store. Ah well! I took a few snapshots on my iPhone on the way in. If the storm drops the amount of snow that they are forecasting I will insert a few more pictures later in the day. This foolish girl didn’t bring her lunch today, so that should be an adventure!  I will just keep myself going with thoughts of a snuggly cat, some fuscia knitting and fleece jammie pants awaiting for me at home. -Marie

Snow kissed

Snow kissed

Up in the woods I’m splitting my time between toasting my toes by the fire and a marathon baking session as I watch the snow fall gently down. It seems as though we further north will be spared from the brunt on the snow accumulation this time. I love being outside, bundled up as the snow comes down, it’s so peaceful and quiet. Sometimes I think that if I listen hard enough I can almost hear the snow land. It’s deliciously dark  and fresh outside but inside is a glow with Christmas lights and comforting aromas. F

Snow!

20131112-094355.jpgWe’re having our very first snow of the season here in the Big Apple. Its not a blizzard or even sticking to the concrete but it is fat, fluffy, pretty flakes. This was my view this morning while walking to the day job, looking south down Fifth Avenue.  You can make out the top of the empire state building through the falling snow just to the right of the lanterns on the Parc V & Sherry Netherland Hotels. To celebrate my favorite weather I think I may make a batch of Nigella’s Gingerbread when I get home this evening.  Tis the season, after all!

-Marie