Yesterday the Twin Cities experienced the 5th biggest snow-storm since modern day records! This is actually one of the things I love about living in MN – sometimes it’s nice to have no choice but to cancel all of your plans, throw on some comfy sweats (or, er, keep your PJs on), and hunker down for the day. So what does a photographer do on a Snow Day? Aside from some much needed R&R, here are a few of the things I did to pass the time yesterday:
Played with Christmas tree lights + bokeh:
Noted the increasing masses of snow…from inside.
Finally piled on some winter clothes and spent 5 minutes outside in the whipping snow to snap a quick photo or two of the growing drifts outside our front door. Yes, our poor pumpkin is still sitting there, frozen. I think it will probably remain there all winter…
Photographed some of my favorite ornaments. Left: a gift from my sister-in-law. Middle: A gift from my mother. Right: A gift from my husband!
Enjoyed a nice cup of hot cocoa. One day we’ll have a fire to sit in front of for maximum hot cocoa enjoyment. Ooh, and then we’ll roast marshmallows to put on top of the cocoa! Yes!!
Baked cookies with my hubby. We used Alton Brown‘s “chewy” recipe.
And then enjoyed warm cookies with a nice, cold glass* of milk. Delicious!** I’d post a picture of a freshly broken cookie with the ooey-gooey melty chocolate oozing out, but I was too busy eating them at that stage to take a photo :).
*And by glass, I mean plastic cup. I don’t drink milk out of glass cups…it’s one of my weird things. There, you learned something new about me!
** I realize now that I did not optimize the cookie consumption yesterday – it totally didn’t occur to me to spread peanut butter on them! I took care of that this morning. For breakfast. That’s how I roll.
Anyway, it was a super-fun day and I got to spend lots of quality time with my husband AND take some fun photos! Hope you all in MN had a great Snow Day, and hope everyone else had a great day too!