Winter Weather Fluctuations

The North East coast was hit by a “snow bomb” which dropped more than two feet of snow in my backyard.

Boston Icy Waters 1/8/2017

Boston Icy Waters 1.8.2018

The Boston Harbor  and surrounding water channels were uneven sheets of ice.

Then, a rapid warming over a few days  melted everything.

Yesterday, the temperature rose to a balmy 50 degrees at 10am but by noon, it had dropped to 20 degrees.

To cheer myself up, I folded a blue Origami Dinosasur.  Thank goodness it was an easy model.

Blue Origami Dino 1.15.2018

Blue Origami Dino 1.15.2018

My fingers and hands were stiff and clumsy.

Each Origami model I tried to fold resulted in a disaster.

Perhaps  I can blame it on these crazy winter weather fluctuations.

Maybe…

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Snowman ⛄ for the First Snowfall

Jo Nakashima, an Origami artist, posted a new design of a Snowman on YouTube.

Origami Snowman 12.10.2017

Origami Snowman 12.10.2017

The design uses three pieces of paper; one for the body, another for the scarf and one for the hat.

It was quite a lot of work folding the snowman – almost as much as making one in the snow!

I chose this model because five inches of snow fell last night.

This is the first snowfall this Winter in Cambridge.

The fluffy white stuff covers tree branches, roof tops and the ground.  It looks so pretty.

Plows worked all through the night to clear the roads and sidewalks.

I could hear the scraping sound of the vehicles removing snow from the street as I dosed off to sleep.

Snow Outside My Window 12.10.2017

Snow Outside My Window 12.10.2017

 

 

A Penguin for a Friend

Giant icicles hung from the Brewer bronze fountain in the Boston Public Garden.

The fountain’s seated Greek mythological figures were encased in ice while water continued to flow from it’s center.

A friend recently sent a photo of her origami penguin.  I was delighted to see it and promised to fold one too.

Origami Penguin 11.17.2017

Origami Penguin 11.17.2017

Yes, it is cold enough now to make an origami Penguin  – I present here my effort at folding this flightless avian.

The funny, side-to-side, waddling black-and-white bird always brings a smile to my face.

Burr…winter in New England will soon be here.