We’re cozy in our mountain home, but outside it’s snowing “corn snow” which, according to dictionary.com, is “snow in the form of small pellets or grains produced by the alternate melting and freezing of a snow layer.” To me they look like tiny snow balls.
Oh yes… it’s also thundering! I never, ever heard thunder accompanying snow before today. According to Wikipedia, it is called “thundersnow” and is pretty rare.
There’s always something interesting going on in the mountains. It may just be the sky with clouds that are reminiscent of giant UFO type spaceships (to my creative mind, anyway) or wind blowing through the pinons and pines, coyotes howling at dusk and early morning, and that weird faraway animal call that we can never identify but always seem to hear just when it’s starting to get dark in the warmer months of summer.
Best part of living here…I get to experience real honest to goodness seasons! Really, after living in Florida for 18 years, changing seasons were what I missed the most. Now I am swamped with seasonal changes, from the flowering of the mysterious fruit tree in front of our house (what kind of fruit is it, anyway?) to the misty green shrouding the cottonwoods on our way to Albuquerque, to yes, this spring snowfall that most likely will be completely melted by 10:00 tomorrow morning under a hot New Mexico sun.
Throughout these weather changes, I’ve been happily and cozily designing new Magic Zoo pieces, including a labradoodle, a Nubian goat pin, a pair of zebra earrings, some new Yorkie puppy earrings, raven earrings and some roosters! I’m hoping to have them up on my site within a month or two (there are several things that have to happen to these little clay models before they are ready to wear) but it won’t be long! And undoubtedly there will be a few more surprise designs as well.
And oh yes, check out our New Design section on the website to see what’s now available in gold! (Hint: you have to scroll to the bottom to see the new gold designs.)
This is also the time of year we plan our calendar of shows for the coming year. Nestled in our cozy little studio, all sorts of surprises are being hatched for my customers by my husband and myself. Keep in touch, and let us know if there’s a design you especially want to see!