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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Day part Four..

This pic of the couple in the snowball fight is actually of my husband's grandparents. I never met Grandpa George (except through my husband's DNA) but I was lucky enough to have Grandma Minnie in my life for about 15 years. She was a lovely, sweet woman and I was glad to call her Gramma too! Despite Grandma's long dress, this was probably taken in the 1940's..Grandpa is stooping a bit. Grandma lived to be 103. This picture was taken on their South Dakota farm. I blew this pic up and altered it for my sister in law and brother in law. I added an icy blue floral scrap paper sky and touches of glitter to the snow. I colorized parts with watercolor pencils and added part of a Longfellow poem in paper text "tiles". "Out of the bosom of the air, out of the cloud-folds of her garment shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, over the harvest-fields forsaken, silent and soft and slow, descends the snow.." I framed it in a vintage wooden frame I painted creamy white with a grey-blue glaze and they got it for Christmas. It was cool (if I do say) I have to make us one!

This was the huge icicle hanging off my back gutter..sooo pretty! I caught the drips in motion.

This was the view out of my bedroom window this morning..jazzed up a smidge of course. I love icicles..we don't see them a whole lot in Tennessee. That is part of my flower arbor in the corner. It is much taller than it appears, this was taken from the second floor. I saw a cardinal flitting about but he wouldn't pose for the paparazzi today! After last night's trip in the ditch, I was happy to stay home!


debbi@yankeeburrowcreations said...

I love the picture of your husbands grandparents. And the story!
- ourhometoyours

hopeandjoyhome said...

Thanks! She really was the sweetest. I like to imagine her still in her snug little house, sitting in her rocker crocheting afghans for great grandbabies and grandchildren who are getting married! She had wonderful flowers and a garden too. It truly hurts to realize she is no longer there, but she is where she wanted to be!