Monday, February 8, 2010

Let it snow...

..and snow it did...and it is doing it again!

I just thought I would post about the weather...well mainly our big snow storm that just whipped through here. The best part about it was that I was at Peak'n Peek in New York snow-tubing and sitting in a hot tub. The bad part was that I came back to my driveway totally plowed under in about three feet of the fluffy white stuff. It took me about an hour to dig out the driveway so I could pull in past the sidewalk. Thank goodness I was keeping my back good and limber sitting in a hot tub.

We also went over to the Chautauqua Institution to see it in the dead of winter. The lake was completely frozen into a gigantic chunk of snow topped ice. The Art School was up to its steps in snow and the studio looked so different than the way I usually see it during the summer season. I must admit that having lived in Florida for 36 years of my life, where the temperature rarely got around 40, I am endlessly fascinated with the winter and especially the snow.













Another thing that I am endlessly fascinated with is, how well chicken wings and beer go with winter weather. Here I am with my daughter sampling a veritable cornucopia of the local buffalo wing fare. Our timing was perfect this weekend, not only did we miss the big ass snow storm but I was here for the big wing festival too! ...and by the way, French Creek Tavern won.
So, here we are "bracing" for another 10-14 inches on the ground by this evening...SNOWMEGEDDON as CNN puts it...I love the non-stop coverage of the weather... I say...whatever...bring it on.... get it over with already because I am ready to go back in the studio and make some bowls for the upcoming "Empty Bowls" event in March. Heck, I am just ready to get back in the studio. In the meantime, check out my etsy shop...I just posted a bunch of new stuff. Did you know...online shopping is a great way to pass the time during a snow storm!





















2 comments:

Michael Kline said...

snowmeggedon! love it. Usually we hear of fire and destruction at the end of the world. Maybe we've got it all wrong. Maybe we'll just be buried in snow and ice! Ice Age 3?

But what I really wanted to say was that I really like the mug on the right! It looks very cozy and I like it's roundish bottom. Looks like it would be great to hold if your hands were cold from the snowmegeddon(sp?)!

Is that motif clover?

jimgottuso said...

lovely cup kyle and the best is the pic of you and your daughter... you can tell how much she loves her dad in that shot. lots of snow... everywhere apparently. lots of lucky bowl recipients i see in the next post.