~December 2017 – New Jersey’s Snow Report ~

Good Afternoon to All of You from New Jersey Land!!!

I hope that all of you have had a pleasant weekend.  What did you do in your neck of the woods?
As some of you know, we here on the East Coast of the USA were hit with a December to remember unusual snowstorm.  It had stretched as far as Louisiana and the Northern tip of Florida, all the way up to New England.  And, what a beautiful snowfall it was.  
Here are some of the photos from last night, and first thing this morning.  (Some of the evening pics were posted last night, so please forgive me if you have already seen them).

This was taken directly outside the townhouse last night around 10-10:30pm, we had already gotten at least 5 inches by this point.

This pine tree that sits outside my bedroom window was just covered.  It reaches far past the second floor.

Off in the distance, there we a few townhomes with Christmas lights glowing through the fallen snow.  It was breathtaking.
Around 1am-ish, the crews were outside clearing the parking lot and walkways, and thank goodness they added plenty of rock salt to prevent anyone from slipping and breaking their necks.  We had gotten a total of 6 & 1/2 inches of snow last night.  Doesn’t that pine look amazing?
Another photo from my bedroom window first thing this morning…  I so love when the sunlight catches the snow and ice atop the branches.  

Here is a pic of the backyard.

And, this little girl here is “Pinky”, my roommate’s dog.  Whom which, I consider my niece. 


By this point, she is looking up at me with her doe eyes, indicating…  “Yo, Aunt Beck!  Enough of the picture taking, my toes are frozen.”  LOL!!!  🙂
So, that is just a glimpse of what New Jersey got yesterday.  The Weather Channel is reporting we might get more of the white stuff again by Wednesday.  –  “I sure hope not.”  I always love the first snowfall of Winter but after that, I’m not impressed anymore.  LOL!!!
So, who else received snow this past weekend?  Please share your photos, and tell me where you are from.  Love to see your neck of the woods!!!
Have a great rest of the day!
Take Care & God Bless!





Daily Prompt: Jolly “While Santa’s Away”

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Ah, Tis The Season of Holiday Cheer,
Santa’s workshop has been busy, busy, busy all throughout the year;
All the elves are working in high gear.
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As Santa plans out his route,
by MapQuest and Waze;
He remember’s the good ole’ days. 

Santa with his sleigh and reindeers flying in the sky. Above a snowy little village near a river. I added twinkle stars and a border to it. DF,

He’d whisper to each of his eight tiny reindeer
which way he wanted to go;
And, off into the night’s cold crisp air.


While Santa was out on tour,
the elves began to sing,
shaking they’re thang on the dance floor.

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The party was in full swing,
while the elves were mingling
bustin’ a move to jingling.


Oh, these elves know how to party hearty;
They toss back Jolly Rancher jello shots,
mixed with some Bacardi.   
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And, Soon, The drama then began…

You see, elves can’t hold their liquor well;
They went from mingling and flirting,
to wishing others elves to go to hell.


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Molly and Polly tried to win over Paulie,
by being wordy, dirty and downright filthy.
Marty and Harvey began to brawl 
in the middle of the hall;
Because Carley didn’t notice them at all.


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But, Carley just wanted to play with Harley ~ Her sweet little Doggie.

This reminds me of Moo-Moo. Molly is part Great Dane or Grey Hound(or somethin' like that), part some type of bird dog, and she has some Pit in her. She has a Pit bull face so that's probably why this dog reminds me of her:-(



The party was soon out of control.
One elf Ollie was seen groping Barbie (the doll that is).  🙂
While other’s started strip dancing on the candy cane pole.

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As the night was finally coming to an end,
Molly gave up flirting with Paulie;
And, snuck away with Charlie.


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 Rumor has it:
They kissed under the holly,
and enjoyed their own jolly good time.


*** December 2017 First Snowfall ***

Although I am not a fan of Winter, I must admit;
There is something magical in the air during the first Winter’s snowfall.
For those of us that find the purity in that of each snowflake
drifting downward, and blanketing the earth;
This is dedicated to you.

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It’s hard to imagine that each individual snowflake that falls is unique in its own way.

Baby Lauren enjoyed her first snowfall in Ramsey, New Jersey.Cute little Yorkie playing in the snow

This little Yorkie requires a sweater and coat like the baby.

 I live in California so to me this is a winter wonderland but do hope that these people are ok.Two Canadian Geese stand together in the Spring snow.Deer in Winter WonderlandSo ein #Windlicht macht ganz schön etwas her. Dabei sieht es im #Winter auch im #Wohnzimmer bezaubernd aus! Was meint Ihr? ❆❅ ~ www.edlewelt.de ~ ❤orange winter - Google Search

After a walk through the Winter Wonderland, What’s your favorite thing to do? 

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Setting the mood for a pleasant cozy night all snug and warm.

Holiday season = Hot cocoa and lots of love

A steaming hot mug of cocoa with marshmallows.

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Snuggy, fuzzy socks to keep your toes nice and warm.

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Enjoy watching the snowfall from the warmth of indoors. 

Full moon on a winter's night.

May you All have a peaceful Saturday evening. 
Take Care & God Bless


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Daily Prompt: Zoo ~~ The City is a ZOO!

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Ah, New York City.  Some may call it the largest melting pot, others call it a zoo.

I never got to go when I lived in NYC. I love going to zoos.

When you think of New York City, you naturally think of skyscrapers, traffic, and thousands of people, right?  Well, yeah, that is true.  However, it also holds some of the most beautiful, scenic parks and zoos.

The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in North America, priding itself on wildlife conservation and the goal to connect people to wild nature. The logos represent this by meshing wildlife silhouettes with the city skyline of New York. The use of negative space nicely incorporates together the wild life zoo residing within the concrete jungle of NYC.This baby Snow Leopard at the Bronx Zoo practices her pouncing skills, with her mom K2 as the target. See VIDEO of the cub at play and learn how zoos are saving rare animals on ZooBorns.com and at http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2017/10/attack-of-the-snow-leopard-cub.html

Everything you need to know about visiting the Bronx Zoo (2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458). Located in the Bronx, NY, this massive attraction is the larges

The Bronx Zoo is such a fun place to visit and educational as well.  Families and Schools alike take children there all throughout the year.  There are always new activities and even wild animal shows.

Visiting Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden // Brittany from Boston

A hop, skip, and a jump away from the zoo, is the New York Botanical Gardens.

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Smack dab in the middle of the New York City is Central Park and the Central Park Zoo.
central park zoo pictures - Bing Images  Personally, my favorite place to visit there is where the penguins play.  I seriously could watch them all day.  🙂

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Ah, yes…  NYC can be a jungle that is for sure, but it’s Zoos are a fun and exciting place to visit the real animals.  (Hahaahaaa!)  🙂

Daily Prompt: One-Way “Mama Always Said”

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"because I'm the mother... that's why"--Anne Taintor

Have you ever thought back to the times when your Mom was attempting to make a point, and you’re left there thinking to yourself,  ‘Huh?’
Here are a few winners from my childhood, please keep in mind I was born in 1966, and Mom, 1946.  Only a mere twenty years difference.  Also, keep in mind that things were A LOT DIFFERENT when she was growing up.
Mom – “You can tell a boy likes you if he punches you in the arm.”
(Thoughts) – ‘So, if I kick him back, does that mean true love?’
Mom – “You shouldn’t make faces at people.  One day someone’s gonna slap you on the back when you make a face, and it will freeze that way.”
(Thoughts) – ‘Okay, so you don’t have to make a creative Halloween costume this year.’
Mom – “You better eat all that food on your plate!  There are starving children in China.”
(Thoughts) – ‘I don’t even think starving children in China would want to eat this liver concoction.’
Mom – “Make sure you make your bed before you go to school.”
(Thoughts) – ‘Are we expecting visitors while no one’s home?’
Mom – “You’re not leaving the house dressed like that.”
(Thoughts) – ‘Oh, but walking out the front door naked is acceptable?’
Mom – “Make sure you wash your face and brush your teeth before bed.”
(Thoughts) – ‘How ’bout I brush my face and wash my teeth.  How many times do I need to be reminded of this one?’
Mom – “Don’t talk back to me!”
(Thoughts) – ‘Should I mime my response to you?’
Mom – “One-way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
(Thoughts) – ‘Well, that seems a bit drastic.”
Mom – “Young ladies shouldn’t be calling boys.”
(Thoughts) –  ‘Who said I was a lady yet?’


Ah, the memories of what my Mother instilled in me as a child, and a young teenager were priceless.  I learned from the best when it came to becoming a wise ass.  🙂


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Daily Prompt: Clutch ~ Barbie & Ken’s Not So Perfect Life ~

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1962 Barbie & Ken

Barbie dyed her hair a reddish brown,
‘wear it up or brush it down?’,
to meet with friends across town.


While Ken awaits,
his patience starts to elevate,
“Because of you, we’re gonna be fucking late!”
Barbie paces back and forth,
wanting badly to clutch at Ken’s throat. 
“Don’t you worry, you old goat!”


“It’s not like you have to wear an evening gown,
we’re simply going to town!”
Ken gritted his teeth, with a frown.


Barbie finally found a dress with flair,
vintage and rare.
“An updo with my hair”, she declared.


Accessorized with a gold pimple belt,
and a matching clutch purse,
‘No need for Ken to continue to curse.’


Barbie rushed down the stair,
with minutes to spare…
Only to find Ken fast asleep, in his chair.


“If he only had balls, 
I’d kick em’ so hard!
Oh, but that’s right, he has nothing at all!”