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I still love you, snow!


uptown snow 2

As I predicted, I awoke this morning to a wintry scene of edges rounded with white, trees laced with soft puffs of snow, and, this being NYC, the less-romantic sight of salty, muddy slush down the center of the roads.

Looking at the trees and rock formations bordering Fort Tryon Park, though, you’d never know this is Manhattan.

midtown snow

Midtown is another story, though! By the time I got to work, there was barely anything left of the 19″ of snow we got last night. I’ve only seen midtown buried in snow a few times in my life (I think the last was five years ago)—it’s amazing how quickly the city hauls it all away (okay, not always).

I know it’s not the popular thing to say around these parts right now, but geez…I love snow. I said it around this time last year, and I’ll say it again: I never get tired of snow. It always gives me that cozy, safe feeling of being protected and warm when I’m inside, and part of nature when I’m outside. I loathe hot weather, so I try to savor this time of year as much as I can. (Guess what? We’re getting more this weekend, too!)

mamma and tommy
Photo of Tommy and Mamma Biscuit by John Vairo Jr.

See that? Mamma Biscuit loves the snow, too! Fritz and Bruno are less sure…they’re more content to stay under the covers drinking tea and watching “Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp” reruns.

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  • Reply Bekka January 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Wow! Mamma Biscuit is super cute all wrapped up in the blanket! I love snow too, I miss it living in San Diego, at least I was in New Jersey for the holidays and got some snow at my sister’s.

  • Reply ann @ my life as prose. January 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    i love snow too!! i grew up in upstate ny, and now live in az, where the closest thing we get to snow is near freezing temps 🙁 i miss it so much, but no one here shares my sentiment (since many moved here to get AWAY from the snow!!) it’s just nice to hear another snow aficionado share the sentiment 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 January 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      I’ve spent a good amount of time in AZ, and it always amazes me how COLD it gets at night, even in Phoenix! I do recall spending a weekend in Sedona (this was about 17 years ago…) and there being a lot of snow there. Sometimes you just have to crunch around in the iciness. 🙂

  • Reply chelsea locatelli January 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful pics! I actually just saw my email about Door Sixteen making it into the running for The Homies!! Congrats. You get my vote for sure. Congratulations!!

  • Reply paige January 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I think I’d love the snow too if a cute boy was carrying me around wrapped in a blanket. As it stands, I live in Winnipeg. I trudge. I do not love the snow 🙂

  • Reply Deborah Ffrench January 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Voted. And I hope you win, although to be nominated from that list is amazing anyway!

  • Reply ashley english January 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    woman, you are SO one of my people! i adore the stuff. can’t get enough of it. so long as the power stays on, let it fall, i say!

  • Reply Samantha January 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I feel the same way about snow! Here in Toronto, we haven’t seen as much snow as the cities around us this winter, and I can’t help but feel a bit annoyed by that.

  • Reply Design Elements January 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm


    p.s.: love snow too

    lovely greetings from a ski addict 🙂

  • Reply Susan January 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Same here, I will NEVER tire of snow. LOVE it!!

  • Reply Heather January 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I’m still loving the snow, too. Although we are running out of places to put it – my car got stuck on a mound of snow on Tuesday with one wheel in the air, just trying to get out of the driveway!

  • Reply Kristina January 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love me some snow, too! It looks so cozy.

    We just moved to Chicago from Dallas, so all this snow puts a smile on my face every single day. I’m hoping it’s not just new kitsch to me and not become a snow-hater like everyone else around these parts.

    Speaking of pooches, my dog hates it with a passion. Especially the painful salt, which is I felt should be mentioned. I really wish everyone would use the pet-safe stuff.

  • Reply Krissy January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Horray! Glad to find another snow lover out there. I ADORE snow and winter, and after waiting what seemed an eternity, it finally snowed here two days ago. Finally! haha.

  • Reply Alejandra January 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I kind of want Mamma Biscuit to have her own reocurring spot here on the blog. I heart her.

    • Anna @ D16 January 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      I think she needs her own blog, personally! (I’m doing all I can to make that happen…)

  • Reply robin January 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    As an upstate NY girl, I love the snow too. Shoveling is a zen experience for me. I’ve called Philly home for almost 17 years but the excitement of a snowfall never gets old. Last night’s “thunder snow” was an absolute thrill. We have 3 pugs – 2 who enjoy the snow, one who does not and would rather keep her bladder full for 3 days than go for a walk. Our 11 year old black pug, Zelda, even enjoys sledding down hills.

  • Reply Sheila A. January 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    You are amazing to take on this project. Best of luck to you. It will be exciting to follow your progress!

  • Reply lizzie January 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I LOVE snow. i’ve always loved snow. i will always love snow. i think there are two kinds of people…snow people and non-snow people…i prefer to associate with as many snow people as i can. beautiful photos!

  • Reply Marie-Helene January 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful photos. Up here, in Montreal, we feel like you guys in New York are steeling all our snow this year!

    Congratulations on the nomination! I had already voted for you… Good luck!

    And finally, that tongue is really something else!

  • Reply kelly w January 28, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I love snow and always envy people who live in snowy climes. It never snows here in San Francisco. I’m delighted to see your beauteous snow pictures, and MORE delighted that yours is a blog where snow is lauded and honored and appreciated. So many people complain about it… but it’s everything you say it is– cosy, soft, quiet. Thank you for being a Pro-Snow Blog. 🙂

  • Reply Ella January 28, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I love snow too! My only regret is I didn’t go skiing this year.

    Or last year…

  • Reply Kim January 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Love to hear that other people love snow, too. I am generally regarded as a freak. Beautiful pictures and I am loving the house birthday shots, too.

  • Reply Felicity @ Our Little Beehive January 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I love snow too. We just had our first real storm of the season in NoVA and I’m loving every minute of it. The streets are a total mess and our gutters are in danger of getting ripped off from the snow sliding off the roof, but I love, love, love it. I can’t believe the year you’re having – Central Park avg. 22″ a year, yesterday you’d had 56″ already!

    • Anna @ D16 January 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      It really is amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much snow here over such a long period of time. Upstate, yes, but not in the city!

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