Friday, February 11, 2011

EtsyBloggers BlogCarnival: Winter

Linda at PruittHandcrafts says: Write something about you/your family's winter experiences. Let's see if you can make the "cold" come thru your writing!

Winter in central NY is not easy, especially in our neck of the woods.  We're in that magic belt of land that gets hit with storms moving across NY south of Lake Ontario, as well as any of the lake effect storms hitting the area.  Seriously, you can drive less than 1/2 a mile in any direction and they will not have as much snow as we do.  It's crazy, and I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it every year for the past 6 years!

This is Jacqueline at the foot of our driveway (she's 5' 2" for size reference); that snow bank is a good 2 feet over our mailbox.  Down the street?  The snowbanks aren't even up to the mailboxes.  Just take a look at the ones in my last photo from around the corner...

But even though we get a lot of snow, and spend a lot of time either shoveling, or inside consuming copious quantities of cocoa (that's fun to say), we do have fun out there!  Especially the kids...

So how about you?  I'd love to see pics of your area in the winter and hear about your experiences.  And if you want to see more too, just head over to Linda's blog for all the other EtsyBloggers' links!


  1. That;s crazy how weather can be so different in places right next to each other. Although there's not been the quantity of snow here (SW Ohio), there has been at least some snow on the ground the entire Winter and that's unusual.

  2. Wow! It looks like you could dig from now until the end of March before you clear out all of that snow. But it looks like the kids are having a magical time!

  3. This sounds familiar. The closer you get to my house, the snow gets deeper and lasts longer. Even my flowers bloom a week or two later than all the neighbors! Right now the snow is about 8' high at the road and I can't see cars when they pass by. What a difference from living in NYC as a kid, I never saw more than some dirty slush each winter.


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