Sunday, February 25, 2007

Let it snow!


Like a little kid I'm hoping for a snow day tomorrow. I have to say this quietly because if my husband hears me, he'll get angry. He can't enjoy the snow the way I do; it just means working all night for him. Right now it's snowing those huge wet flakes that make me want to run out and play. I tried to take some pictures out the back door, but they didn't turn out so well. Instead I added some *digital* snow to this image from last weekend. Sort of a neat trick that I learned and have been playing with for the last hour or so.

I know you're all sick of the snow, but would you sleep with your pj's inside out for my sake? Maybe put a spoon under your pillow too? Anybody know any other snow superstitions I can try out?

Note: The *unsnowy* image was part of this post if you're curious to see what it looked like before. What do you think?

18 comments:

Mary said...

The only superstition I know is to wear your PJ's inside out (and pray) - and I always observed it. Never heard of the spoon under the pillow. So, tonight, I'll wear mine inside out with you in mind :o)

The post you referred to was one I remember very clearly. If you are granted a "snow day" tomorrow, play with your camera to your heart's content and show us your great images. Have a nice hot oven meal if your DH is out all night, too, and enjoy the bunnies. I'll be in a cold office working on budgets, God Help Me!

John said...

Tape snowflakes to the window. That always worked when I was a kid. I never did the pajama or spoon thing.

Laurie said...

Jammies inside out will prevent snow? Why wasn't I informed? I did not get that memo...

LauraHinNJ said...

No Laurie - pj's inside out MAKE it snow!

John: Thanks - almost as good as the real thing.

;-)

Mary: We almost never get the day off - but it's nice to hope. Have fun with your budgets! ;-)

mon@rch said...

I am with your husband (although, I will not tell him)! It not that I don't enjoy the snow, just sick of it! {{{snow}} sending it your way!!
. . > . . . > . . . > {{{{{ Splat!! }}}} Caught you not looking! (as I run and hide)!

Susan Gets Native said...

If I sleep with my PJ's inside out, the snow might find us, and I can not have that. But I will think really hard about snow hitting NJ, but only around your office, so that your DH won't have to work in it.

I have so much catching up to do. Not blogging for two days and you all went on living your lives!

LauraHinNJ said...

Monarch: No need to run and hide!

;-) Thanks for sending some of the white stuff to me.

Susan: I've missed you, you busy lady! Thanks for the snow!

Susan said...

I'm curious about how you made your digital snow - it looks pretty good!

Cathy said...

The best way to guarantee snow is to schedule a trip an hour's drive from your home. Ho yeah! It'll snow - never fails.

When you read this in the morning either you or your husband will be happy. I guess that's a 'no-lose' situation. If it's a warm snow will you build a snowman?

NatureWoman said...

Hmmm, I don't want to do anything to cause anymore snow!! I'd be more than happy to ship my snow to you though! I've got a bunch more to clean up today!
Have fun with it Laura!

Endment said...

It is snowing outside right now and I am relishing every moment of it. The snow is beautiful and so much nicer than "bug" or "mud" season :)
Would love to know how you "make" snow :)

Liza Lee Miller said...

Good luck with the snow. And, yes, I don't think you can post a cool digital pic like that tell us about a cool new technique and then not detail it. So, if you get a snow day, that's your job . . . write up a detailed report on how you do that cool effect! :)

Lynne said...

We had a beautiful weekend of heavy snow but I thought it was headed your way! I've never heard of the PJ's and spoon thing. Hope you got your wish!

vicki said...

If I had known that pj thing earlier I could have saved everyone a lot of snow by flipping Rich's when I fold the wash. But, you know, I've been turning people's laundry rightside out forever and it just gets tiresome. Did you get your snow day?

Body Soul Spirit said...

What works to stop the snow from coming every day? If our news reports are accurate here, you got your wish.
Ruth

Sandy said...

I remember that photo. It looks good both ways.

Laura, you can have all the snow you want, as long as you keep it down there. I am ready for spring!

tammy vitale said...

My daughter, the teacher, has a snow dance she does. But it's uncontrollable. Sometimes it makes too much snow and instead of going in 2 hours late (which doesn't count as a snow day), they get the whole day off (which means they work longer in June). I'll have to tell her about the pj thing - I never heard that one - or the spoon either!

Came over visitng from Finding Water. Nice to meet you!

LauraHinNJ said...

First off, for anyone that's interested in the digital snow, I found the directions (in a handy numbered list!) here:

http://www.shutterbug.net/techniques/digital_darkroom/0105edp_snow/

Probably lots of other neat tricks there, but I haven't taken the time to look, yet.

Susan: Hi and thanks for coming by. I guess that digital snow is as close as you're likely to get.

;-)

Cathy: It was sort of a lose-lose actually. Not enough snow to cancel work for me, but enough to make my DH go in and sand all night.

I would love to make a snowman, but we haven't had enough this winter. The kids up the street make these tiny snowmen at the end of their driveway depending on available snow- I should take a pic if we have another chance - they're always very cute!

Naturewoman: Thanks anyway!

Endment: We don't have a real mud season here, but you've got to appreciate that it brings better things, right? Besides the bugs?

Liza: Thanks - check the link at the beginning. I love playing with pics!

Lynne: Ask your kids; I'm sure they know of it! Or maybe in Minn. you don't need to be superstitious about snow!

Vicki: No, bummer!

Ruth: I imagine it must get tiresome for you! Send it our way - I promise to appreciate it!

Sandy: I know, I'm sorry! When is the last frost date in Maine? Late June? lol!

Tammy: Hi and thanks for stopping by! I can't imagine that a fellow teacher doesn't know every possible superstition concerning snow! lol.