Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Days in Northern Virginia

December 19, 2009 - Snow hits Northern Virginia. Lots of snow.

Rob ventures out from his home in Reston and takes some great photos.

I go out, as far as halfway down the front sidewalk, to see what I can see.

Then I do something kinda silly. With snow already up to my knees, I throw myself backwards and make a snow angel. It was fun and I laughed and giggled my head off at the ridiculousness of falling down ON PURPOSE!! Even with the challenge of getting back up, it was so totally worth it.

I came outside later to photograph the evidence.

Now this is my idea of a CHRISTMAS TREE. O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum...

Today, a couple of guys who do work in the neighborhood come by to dig us least the front sidewalks and the cars (the important stuff). Since there are no music lessons taking place until next year, the driveway can wait. You can see why in the 2nd video below.

This morning, the "Little Guys" encounter the snow for the first time. Oscar may have been out during the coldest portion of last winter, but we really don't know for sure. All we do know is that, right now, he is more than content to be our indoor kitty. Nobody takes the plunge, although it looks like Musette thought about it seriously.

Then I decide to check out what can be seen from the music studio. Enjoy the mini tour. And enjoy the winter solstice. Days will be getting longer so very soon. Yay!!


  1. Lisa, the photos are beautiful and the videos are a great addition! What a lovely and welcoming home and studio!

    The cats' reactions were delightful! I loved the frame where Musette put a tentative paw into the snow and quickly drew it back to safety!

    I am amazed at the huge dump of snow you received! It is similar to what I used to get in a single storm when living in the mountains.

    How fortunate that you are on break from teaching!

    Your stained glass window is gorgeous!

  2. I'm glad to see that the great snow storm has been a source of beauty and joy.

  3. Lisa those are great pics and I am glad you had a large snowfall to sit back and enjoy the beauty...and of course play in and make a snow angel! :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. What beautiful photos!