Winter Storm Avery Is In Town Today

It’s not even officially winter yet and we have our first Winter Storm today.

Avery is supposed to drop 1-3″ of snow on us before turning to Ice/Sleet and then finally rain.

Well, at least The Twins are having fun.  The Roomie said she just wants to take a nap, lol.

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4 Nor’Easters – Say Hello To Toby

There has been a lot of snow this winter…now spring!

Toby was the latest storm and he dropped about 10″ of snow on us yesterday.

It’s still fun to go out and play in it.

Home and Chipper were becoming fast friends.  Homie’s been a little camera-shy recently but we did get a snap of him.  Just look at that smile!

Freezie was on Facebook gloating about besting his brother again.  I’d say is gloating wasn’t working because it’s pretty warm outside right now so Heat is fighting back!  Spring needs some help these days so I’m team Heat!

Sprinter?

Thanks to the Hoax (not) that is climate change our winter weather patterns aren’t exactly average.

So first it was 59 degrees.  We had a little rain.

Then it clear up.  It was 40 degrees and sunny.  We all got outside because the weather folks said it was going to snow.

The sky was blue and the sun shining high in the sky, gorgeous!

It started snowing just a few hours later.  It was a beautiful snow.  It clung to the trees and grass to paint such a wonderful winter landscape!

Bjorn was loving the snow.  We’ve had a lot of rain but not so heavy on the snow.  Being Norwegian and loving the Winter Olympics he is loving this little taste of the season 🙂

Winter Storm Mars

Winter Storm Mars blew through our neighborhood.  It snowed a long time (over 24 hours) but amounted to very little.

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It started out with some big snowflakes.  Bantley wasn’t having much of this snow business.  He prefers the comfort of a warm mug of grog and a toasty fire.

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By this morning though the snow had gathered on the grassy areas and the trees.  It reminded Jeff the Clone of Narnia.  Very pretty.

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Jimmy just wanted to have an Irish Coffee and call it a day but Eddie reminded him it was their turn to clean off the automobile.  Jimmy then went and made snow angels while Eddie and Jeff the Clone cleaned off the car.  Stupid drunken poet!

Mars was anything but out of this world.  We all gave it a 1 on the Snowmageddon Meter.

Hey Ingrid Hey

Bjorn sister has come to town and she’s liking it so much she has decided to stay.  I’m just an elf/gnome so I’m always a little leery of new comers but I sure do like her.  She’s such a sweet gal from the forest.

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She arrived just as we were having our 17th snow fall of the season.  It may be mathematically spring but the snow makes me think that Winter just doesn’t want to let go.

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Luckily for the Roomie it was more a “pretty” snow than a messy one.

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I love spring like most folks but I’m going to miss the beauty that snow offers.  It’s like the paint to the canvas of a landscape painting.  The warmth will be nice but from this old Elf/Gnome each season brings with it new possibilities, new beauties and new adventures.  I’m glad Ingrid is going to stick around to share all this with us 🙂

Happy New Year Everyone!

It’s been a busy Holiday Season for us Elves and friends of Bjorn.

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Christmas was fun.  We have some new Elves, Gnomes and assortment of Creatures living with us now.  It’s a little crowded but as the Roomie has always said…There is always enough room to help out others!  This was my first Christmas and New Years with the group and let me tell you it was so much fun.

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We partied like Rock Stars on NYE!  We had a comfy fire in the fireplace going and Ryan Seacrest pretending to be as awesome as Dick Clark on TV watching the Ball Drop in Times Square.

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I was texting all my friends wishing them a Happy and Safe 2014!

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Last night we got a snow storm that brought us 8″ of snow.  It was very pretty and extremely cold.  I’m just thankful I’m not living outside in the Garden anymore.  Nights like this weren’t fun back then.

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I wasn’t paying attention to the frolicking going on around me and found myself on the receiving end of a snowball to the face.  All is good though.  I wiped myself off and jumping into the festivities!

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After our play we all went in for cups of tea and hot chocolate.  It was a good time.

Bjorn and all of his mates wish you and yours a very Happy and Healthy 2014!!!