Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mom, Mom, Watch Me Dive!

Actually, it's "Blogland, Blogland, watch me take pictures!" But that doesn't have the same ring. I'm back home in New Jersey, where we are under 23 inches of snow. Here are some cool pictures.

My parents' house. That pine tree on the left was our Christmas tree one year, and then we replanted it. And fed it steroids.

This is the hill I used to go sledding on, and it's right across the street from the house, which was sweet.

Here's a little cove about a block away. We used to play hockey on this perfectly shaped little patch of ice. I really like this picture.

I saw this a few blocks away, and I just love the way the lights shine through the snow.

And last but not least, here is this year's batch of Christmas cookies. Ginger chocolate, hazelnut chocolate chip, cranberry pinwheel, almond roca, and green tea shortbread.

8 metawords:

Soda and Candy said...

Green tea shortbread?


Also, I am super jealous of what looks like an ideal childhood setting. I'm going to comfort myself by imagining that y'all skated around that beautiful pond in little roving gangs, shanking each other.

red said...

I want to go to there.

Anonymous said...

Hi from Canada where, inexplicably we are NOT under a heap of snow for once. It's a Christmas miracle! Last winter I never saw actual grass or concrete for five months due to snow so therefore, I am delighted that this year you guys have it instead. We have about two centimetres of snow and that's all.

BeckEye said...

Aw, was that the ice pond that your little brother fell through when you were kids, and you saved him but the cold water caused an ear infection that made you lose your hearing? I love that story.

Cora said...

Wowza! Gorgeous pictures!

My blog will be mentioning a few hip singing vermin tomorrow, just FYI. ;-)

Merry Christmas, Words!

180|360 said...

Great pics! Especially the third one. :) Merry Christmas, my friend!

The Diva on a Diet said...

words - you've outdone yourself! That cookie tray looks magnificent!!! How was the green tea shortbread ... I'd be curious to try it. :)

Love the snow pictures as well. So festive! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a good visit back home!

Anonymous said...

Aww look at you, all nostalgic and doo.