2.08.2007

Pajama Day

Snow on the Hill (Click to see the snowflakes)
February 2007

You know what my favorite part of school was when I was younger? You guessed it...the snow days when we were given a reprieve from books and tests. Turns out that I feel the same as an adult. Nine days into homeschooling and we had our first snow day today. OK, I know what you are thinking...it's homeschool. Yes, we still could have had school but our day was planned to go into the city and visit the Natural History Museum. I had to be creative fast. It ended up that there were massive delays and some closures on the bus and rail system. What is a mom/teacher to do? We had our first pajama day. Our courses included: snowball making with ease, drawing hot bubble baths, how to make the perfect hot chocolate and of course reading under your covers 101. I like to call it our Plan B schedule.

Before we realized that we wouldn't be making the trek into London...John and I had bundled up the kids and packed up for a day out as a family. We were all very excited. After waiting for the 258 bus for over 40 minutes (they come every 8 minutes) we knew the scene wasn't going to be pretty as we explained to the kids there would be no museum visit today. Plan B was thought up at that moment and we made our way home.

I took this photo as we walked back. I have several shots of this weather vane on many different days. For some reason I have not chosen to post them. But today I really liked this shot. It was the white sky, the black roof peeking through the snow and that aged copper verdigris standing out that made this so nice to look at on this particular day.

Eleven hours after we walked away from the bus stop, four inches had fallen here on the Hill. It really was beautiful today. Time to rest and prepare for school tomorrow. Stay warm wherever you are....

23 comments:

Elaine said...

A lovely shot. Fresh snow is always pretty! There's something special about a snow day off from school. (We had an ice storm in January that closed schools for 6 school days.)

sari said...

I love to look at pictures of snow when it's 75' outside, which it is.

Too bad about the museum trip, but that just means you can go another day!

bluemountainmama said...

hey...homeschoolers need snow days too! sounds like my kind of day...jammies, hot chocolate, and a good book! :) i love the photo!

Melyssa said...

Ooooh! Get me some hot tomato soup with crunchy crackers!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Oh I wish that I could spend the day in bed or indoors and not have to go out at all!!! No such luck

Nice shot, the most we ever had while I was there was 1 inch, where in London are you situated? On your question on my blog, e-mail me loriprophoto@sbcglobal.net and I will try to help you on this.

kenju said...

What a terrific weathervane! I like that pic quite a bit.

Chad Oneil said...

Snow Days Rock!

Very nice image.

Mike said...

Love the contrast of the steeple and the snow. Congratulations on the "snow" day!!! Even homeschoolers need to enjoy snow days!

Anna said...

I love how you bring your camera with you everywhere you go, I have GOT to start doing that! You never know when you will have the opportunity to catch a great shot!

AB said...

Hi there, from one Anna to another! :) Thank you for visiting my blog - I really am enjoying yours.

No snow for us in NE England at all yesterday, much to my disappointment, so it's lovely to see it through the photographs of others.

Hope you don't mind, but I've added a link to your blog from mine so I can visit often :)

Mr. Althouse said...

Did I ever tell you how much I just LOVE the snow? Well I do. We finally got a little rain around here (go see the ducks on Overflow), but so far not too much snow in the Sierras. Hopefully it will come in a little colder and drop some white stuff soon.

Mike

photowannabe said...

Beautiful shot. It does look like a pajama day to me too. What fun. Enjoy your weekend.

John Roberts said...

A beautifully simple composition!

My two girls live for snow days. And they'd love to have you for a teacher. Imagine, a snow day when you live at the school! What a great idea! You'd be their hero!

Memories Catcher said...

Great shot.I like the contrast between the snow and the green.Well done!

Anna said...

Oh & my blog should be back up running now..just wanted to let you know! =)

busybusymomma said...

Beautiful! :o)

Helpmate said...

I remember snow days like those! My mom was able to be home with us, as well. How wonderful for both of you to be home with the kids!

eurorebs said...

Mmm. Lovely shot. And it's funny, b/c I read in the news about the snow...and thought to myself, I have an idea of what Anna will post about! :) You can go to the museum another day - there's nothing better than a SNOW DAY!! :)
Love you.

utenzi said...

I've heard on the net that GB received a good bit of snow today but this is the first picture I've seen, Anna. It's very pretty--but cold! I hope you all stay warm.

Mike said...

Great shot - wonderful details and hues.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

no snow 150 miles south of you - it's the only thing i miss about england - that and my family that is....

Sarch said...

This one is making me COLD! Time to dig into your archives and give us a sunny shot to warm our bones Anna!

srp said...

We have had two rounds of threatened snow.... flakes for 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. Then we had a "real" threat.... up to two inches predicted.... that went to one inch, then 1/2 inch then a dusting and finally we ended up with small pellets of ice, perhaps a tablespoon full on the dog bed outside. Now they are predicting again for Valentine's Day. I don't think I'll take this one seriously.... not sure the GI tract can take more of the traditional chili we cook on those "snow" days.