Snowy Memories


As far as bad winters go, we have been really blessed so far compared to so many others across the country. We awoke today to 6 or 8 inches of fluffy, powdery snow which is pretty rare in Delaware, especially near the ocean. We hear threats and promises, this time they delivered. Snow always makes me feel like a kid again even if it’s inconvenient, slippery, cold and a lot of work to move around. Growing up in the suburbs of Maryland, we got hit by lots of blizzards and snow storms. As a kid, I remember getting so bundled up I could barely walk, then sledding, building snow forts and having snowball battles until we were practically frost bitten. Moms would be hollering for their kids to get inside for tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot chocolate. We’d warm up and go right back out until we were called in again at dinner time, always hoping for another snow day and no school tomorrow! These memories are so vivid that it could have been last week.

Now our home is nestled in the woods near the Delaware coast which is iffy about snow. I have loads of bird feeders, they have been very busy today as I soon hope to be,  but right this minute I just want to watch and listen to the quiet. My cats are patiently waiting to get outside as my husband has been making a path for them. They enjoy bird watching as well. So many of my orchids and even my Christmas cactus are in bloom, as if to say that winter has no hold on them, for that I’m thankful as they add such a bright spot and a promise that spring will be here before we know it with it’s own beauty and unfolding memories. I have a feeling this will be a good day in the studio! Now if I would just get dressed……


About turtlemoondesigns

Sky watcher, dreamer, seeker, stone hoarder.... Finding a love and growing passion for metalsmithing happened as a later in life discovery. I taught preschool for 23 years, but started doing metal work as a hobby about 13 years ago. All I can say is that I get lost and found in it. Three years ago I "retired" from teaching, I'm way too young for that! Now I follow my muse, and feel more filled up in my heart and soul than I could have ever imagined, but I do miss those sweet little faces too!! What a truly amazing thing this has become, my life! Please feel free to contact me with questions or for custom work.

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