Friday, January 6, 2017

Lesson 459: HiberNation

It's the weekend, Readers!
If you're experiencing a cold snap like most of the nation,
grab a blankey and something warm to sip on,
and relax for a few minutes at the Lamp Post.

Erie, Pennsylvania,
is under HiberNation,
holing up for the three long winter months-
January, February, and March.

Sister Susan in North Dakota got a break in her cold temps
and got out and about when the dashboard thermometer finally climbed to negative 4.

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Joyce from Wisconson at least killed off those pesky mosquitoes
with negative 13.

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Erie had snow--

lots of it!

It hit the lake shore all afternoon,
making for a hairy school dismissal time.

Since there's no escaping it--

Erieites make the most of it 
by applying the 
"if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach.

My workout group exercised on Thursday night.

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Instead of UNdecorating Christmas,
we celebrate the season of rest and dormancy 
by decorating for winter.

We soft-light the house with winter white trees.

My favorite family makes its appearance every year.

Tonight, a basketball game we were really looking forward to
was cancelled,
so we bundled up and trudged next door to play games with Grandma.

 The snow this week was a bit of a shock,
especially after a New Year's Day 6 days ago,
that was this nice.

Lots of people flocked to Shades Beach to beach comb
and listen to the gentle waves.

During Sam's hibernation,
he's been reworking football plays to share with the Nittany Lions
for next season's debut.

The Rose Bowl sure was an exciting game
even with a disappointing ending for the blue and white.

We are going to try this frozen bubble experiment 
sent to us by West Coast Angie.
I hope it works.
I can't wait to take pictures.

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We are happy to have some indoor facilities to practice our summer sports in!

Winter is a great time to hit up the bowling alleys.
Great deals and family friendly atmosphere!

Found a great use for the glow bowling glow sticks.
Thank you, Pinterest!

I'm lining these up outside of my parents' bedroom window.

Snow Pranks - No snow where I live but I found this so funny I had to share for those of you that do.:

Notice anything with this bowling shirt?

We also go out to eat a little more than we usually do,
just to get out of the house.
Nunzi's Restaurant on 38th Street
has THE BEST Christmas decor in the city,
not to mention the best antipasto, too!

Erie is just one of the snowiest cities in the world--
#8, to be exact.

Click the link below to see the others in 
and New York.

The photography is beautiful.

Speaking of photography...

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Photographer Andy Seliverstoff's work is beautiful.
Kids and big dogs!
My favorites.
Check these captures out!

Photo by Andy Seliverstoff  A photographer is launching a new book featuring 100 touching images showing the loving bond between young children and their enormous dogs. The series of pictures shows breeds such as Great Danes and Newfoundlands towering over toddlers - highlighting their mutual love:

Andy Seliverstoff photography:

Komondor - it is really cool! by Andy Seliverstoff - Photo 187694675 / 500px:

20 photographies sublimes d'enfants tout-petits et leurs gros chiens:

On the First Day of Winter by Andy Seliverstoff on 500px:

For more of Andy's work,
click the link below.

MITTen in den WO(CH)rten #9...Blizzard or a lucky winner? illustration by frauheuberg, quote unknown:

Stay warm!


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