Well, Winter has definitely arrived here in the Northeast. Just yesterday it was predicted that the largest blizzard since 2011 was about to occur! Subways and trains were shut down, people were asked to remain inside, cars weren't allowed on the streets after 11:00 p.m. It was a big deal!
As it turns out, we received about 9" here in the city when all was said and done. I was secretly hoping for the 24" predicted but will take what I can get. It is a wonderful, pure white powdery snow and makes Central Park look like a postcard.
In that vein, here is a wintry vignette I have set up in the studio. The background is a framed card which shows a scene much like I remember while growing up in rural Indiana. A couple of pinecone trees set the stage for the German candy container snowman. He stands 7" tall, is covered in glass glitter and the base removes in order to retrieve the candy. The two smaller flat snowmen on wooden bases are also German. The bentwood sled is an antique.
While I know many of you aren't big fans of the winter, try to take in a few of the beautiful aspects. The light, the silence and the purity are all things that I enjoy about a good snowfall. A cup of hot spiked cider never hurt either!