boston winter pictorial recap (with captions)

icicles-deemallonI like blogging to be like food — seasonal. Current. But, something about the extremity of this past winter demands a little documentation. Here are a few windows into the winter of 2015 from this quarter acre suburban lot.

I was feted for my birthday all the way to the 28th!

because of weather cancellations, my birthday lasted til the 28th!

snowbank grew another foot after this pic

snowbank grew another foot after this pic; lattice guy wires broke

sewing? not so much. but collage and photo apps - yes!

sewing? not so much. but collage and photo apps – yes!

pet ER -- there were two brownie incidents

We waited for Finn to vomit at pet ER — after the FIRST brownie incident

I thought about my father's trip to the South Pole (I wonder why)

I thought about my father’s trip to the South Pole (I wonder why) (far RT)

I thought about selling some of our stuff online

I thought about selling some of our stuff online

I thought about how stories choose us and vice versa

I thought about how stories choose us and vice versa

Redoing 'Artist's Way' - shot this pic on an 'artist's date'

Redoing ‘Artist’s Way’ – shot this pic on an ‘artist’s date’

got busy on instagram - started hashtag fabricinfusedlandscapes

got busy on instagram – started #fabricinfusedlandscapes — still loving dianaphotoapp

finished SSDI five year review and resubmitted housing apps for my sister

finished SSDI five year review and resubmitted housing apps for my sister

thought more about story - specifically a white woman with black characters

thought more about story – specifically a white woman with black characters

I worried about power and the house

I worried about power and the house and filed first ever insurance claim for damage

I wondered where we would put the snow

I wondered where we would put the snow

I worried about K's back and my elbow

I worried about K’s back and my elbow

I really worried about Finn leaping (he did once)

I really worried about Finn leaping (he did once)

I learned sitting in that chair that I could clamp my legs around Finn's neck while playing tug-of-war

I learned that I could clamp my legs around Finn’s neck while playing tug-of-war (seated)

I worked on quilting these houses, but it was the photoapp grabbing me - not thread

I worked on quilting these houses, but it was the photoapp grabbing me – not thread

worried about far-off boys

worried about far-off boys

worried about Finn getting to the pin cushion (again!)

worried about Finn getting to the pin cushion (again!)

reveled in winter salads

reveled in winter salads

reveled in light - esp early, early

reveled in light – esp early, early

but also, late, late

but also, late, late

reveled in light passing through cloth

reveled in light passing through cloth

felt joy in unexpected places (Costco parking lot)

felt joy in unexpected places (Costco parking lot)

fell in love

fell in love

More recent event: I found a dead eagle yesterday. The wings are in my freezer. I know! I know! —  I have a call in to the authorities.
wings

 

 

 

 

17 thoughts on “boston winter pictorial recap (with captions)

    1. deemallon Post author

      thank goodness it’s a backward look now! (tho they are predicting three more inches of snow over the next couple of days).

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  1. Virginia Mallon

    Gosh, we had it so easy down on LI and in NYC. I cannot believe the mountain of snow that fell on your head! You will look back on it, I am sure, with wonder — maybe in the summer, maybe in a few years. I bet it was magical, even if it was a pain. Love these images you have shared. The light is stunning, morning and night. Love them the most. And of course the rolling,frolicking dog. My transition from cat- to dog-person was an easy one. Each one I love more than the last. Even with aggression and dysfunction, I love him dearly. I hope your boy comes to his senses soon.

    And, more than anything, welcome back to the blogosphere! I missed you! And I have a small bd gift sitting and waiting to be mailed. Soon! Before July anyway, that is my goal.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Hi Ginny. I am so glad to be back. Not posting or reading blogs was something I could let go, so I did, but it was one of the more disorienting conditions… Finn will settle down. I know it. I feel the dog person in me stepping forward… learning consistency, clarity of command, authoritative stances (whew! tough ones for me…. )

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    1. deemallon Post author

      eagles are protected and to pick up so much as a feather is against the law. I don’t know what they’ll say. If I do, so be it.

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  2. Mo Crow

    what a great record of your loooooong winter Dee!
    My favourite is the no special effects snow photo
    “I worried about power and the house and filed first ever insurance claim for damage”
    it tells the story straight

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  3. handstories

    This weather is really unbeliable. How is it that you are so buried, while we are having the mildest earliest spring ever? I’m going to visit my sister in Providence in May- wondering if there will still be snow when I get there? I wish you warmth!
    Do love your collages & that stitching on the green and blue cloths, especially the little circles.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      There CAN’T still be snow come May. I just refuse to believe it possible. Snow in May?! Though one year we got two feet of snow on April Fools Day.

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  4. saskia

    the mountains of snow you live in! the light at least is something to be grateful for, a small comfort I’m sure……Finn, I assume, went completely wild, our Django did in the thin sprinkling we experienced. I hope Spring is around the corner by now, we enjoyed a gloriously sun shiny day yesterday, how I love the surprising warmth of early sun after the grey winters we endure over here.
    Your diary is delightful and I very much appreciate your heartfelt comments

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