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This early snow on my blow molds

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We are getting some early snow here in NYC. I took a few shots of my blow molds in the snow. Nothing fancy, I'm a poor photographer, just a few photos taken with my flipphone.

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1 hour ago, Big J Illinois said:

How much snow are u getting there?

Hard to say, it's still coming down with another 2 hours to go. First they said 2-4 then 3-5 but from what I see it's going to be between 2 and 3 inches.

Thank you. I wouldn't mind the snow so much if it didn't turn to ice. I have to keep the sidewalk clean so people don't slip and fall and that's a lot of work.

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34 minutes ago, Light in the Dark said:

I'm loving your lantern on the porch. Very nice look!

I saw one of those lanterns online during the summer and said I have to find one. Was looking for months, finally got one last month.

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Just goes to show that even a small  yard can look beautiful.   I especially like the entry, the arch all decorated, the lantern, double doors with matching wreaths...........  All very inviting and a perfect Christmas Welcome to visitors.    Well Done !

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Thank you, all, for the nice comments.

You can't see the nativity set anymore. We were supposed to get 3-6" inches of snow here but somehow I wound up with 14" in front of my house. It's almost time to take the Christmas decorations down but I may have to let some of them thaw out first. It's been below freezing for over a week now but next week it's supposed to be in the high 30's and low 40's so hopefully I can get to things. I remember one year I couldn't remove some items until early March.0104181655a.thumb.jpg.52e76c2cb0c075d139da2bfd9c6d1a88.jpg

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I remember that year.  Everything was frozen solid.  I was afraid that my candy canes and blow molds would crack if I tried to pull them out.  Hopefully the rain and warm (Ha, I'm calling 40 degrees warm) later this week will free things up.

 

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