Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 1220 - A World of White

Beautiful Northampton Pennsylvania.

A Pennsylvanian back yard
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
As we disembarked from our flight at JFK I could feel the cold seeping through the passenger bridge and was pleased I had decided to put on my extra layers of clothing and scarf before the plane had landed.  We had arrived to a world of white.


Actually, I lie, it wasn't white at JFK, more grey and icy.  But saying I arrived to a world of white sounds more poetic. Either way, it was bloody cold.

After meeting my bestie and Mr Bestie and sharing bear hugs, we stepped out into the dark and crunched across the salted grey ground to the car.  Cathy gave me a warm coat and a blanket for Derek and I to share in the backseat.  Of that I was grateful.  Did I tell you it was cold?

We then headed out of New York, skirting the edges of the twinkling fairy light effect of Manhattan, and onto the highway to our next port of call. Given we'd got our body clocks or messed up and we'd forgotten to eat on the LAX/JFK flight, a midnight snack at McDonald's would tied us over until morning.

Two hours later we were in the comfort of Cathy's home. While it wasn't exactly white in New York City it was definitely a winter wonderland that greeted us on arrival in Pennsylvania.  Seeing the white lawns, with soft glow of porch lights against the black sky was magical.

After a solid night's sleep this is what greeted us when we finally awoke mid morning. Beautiful Northampton Pennsylvania.

A slightly frozen bird bath
(C) Deep Fried Fruit

The back shed with boat biding its time until summer
(C) Deep Fried Fruit

The back deck with frozen fire pit
(C) Deep Fried Fruit


A lonely bird box waiting for spring
(C) Deep Fried Fruit

The climbing tree waiting for warmer weather so that children will once again start hugging its branches.
(C) Deep Fried Fruit


17 comments :

  1. It looks like a winter wonderland. How beautiful!

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  2. How lovely! Good luck with everything in the next couple of weeks.

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  3. Amazing photos! They look so peaceful. Rachel x

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  4. Glad you've arrived safe and sound! Beautiful photos. It makes me long for my old home in the US. Wish Atlanta and the Gold Coast weren't so far apart!

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  5. We have friends living in the States at the moment and we want to see them before they move back - and experience a white Christmas! So your photos were very inpsiring :-)

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  6. I have never seen snow in real life...looks so magical

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  7. You bring me back to those years when I lived in NY, you describe the cold so well. Lovely pics, can't wait to follow the trip! Em

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  8. I love how snow makes everything so quiet. All the best on your travels and adventures.

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  9. It looks so beautiful, hope it all goes well for you :)

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  10. That seems so far away! I'm sitting here in my aircon and have changed my clothes twice today already cause it was hot.
    I'm kind of jealous

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  11. Wow - what I would give to be there !!!! Enjoy while you can.
    Have a great day !
    Me

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  12. I'll never forget the white Christmases I've spent in the States. Truly magical! Enjoy!

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  13. The snow looks wonderful , I'd love to visit there one day.

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  14. that is just gorgeous!!
    picture perfect!
    your adventure sounds truly amazing - keep sharing xx

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  15. You brought back many memories of winter to me with these pictures!

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