Friday, January 28, 2011

Hit by Snow Storms

Its that time of the year that, living in the north eastern states of US, one can't escape a snowstorm. This is my second winter in the US and so far I have already seen 5 snow storms so far. I have to admit I love to watch it snow, actually who doesn't. As long as one is indoors, wrapped up and the heater is keeping us warm, everybody loves it.

What I love most about the snowfall, is to stick my tongue out like a little gal to let those tiny little 6 pointed star shaped crystals settle on it. I love to see house roof tops covered with snow. I love how the roads look so clean when the snow is precipitated on them. I love to watch little kids make a snowman and throw snowballs at each other. I love to watch people bring their dogs out for a walk....its fun to watch people wearing layers of warm clothes, with their nose and toes freezing away to glory but the are still out there walking in the snow.

So this week we here hit with another snowstorm, although the B'more-DC area just had about 6"-8" of snow, while NY state had about 12"-15" of snow. Below are some pictures from the last few snow storms I have seen.

This was the first snow storm in Feb 2010 in DC with 12" of snow and DC wasn't equipped for it.

Dr.Mystery cleaning the drive way. The roads were not even clean from the this snow storm and another one was expected the next day. We ran out of groceries.

This one is from NYC around Christmas 2010, 15" of snow.

How could I miss out Ice Staking at The Pond at Bryant Park.

This is from the Storm day before. Although a lot of it has been cleaned up, it's just so nice to sit at the window with a cup of tea in your hand and look outside.

Look at our pool, the water has turned into ice. It's so hard to even spot the sun lounges. BTW we had a power outage for almost 12 hours.

Dr Mystery took me for a drive and then some hot chocolate.

BTW, I must give credit to Dr.Mystery for processing these pictures. Thanks hon. On that note, let me share with you Dr.Mystery's photoblog - My point of view. Do check it out!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Toast

Friends, thanks for the very warm welcome. I am so glad to be back amongst all of you. I have to admit that while I was away I missed you all. I missed reading your posts, missed commenting on them, missed those tags, I missed the connection you and I shared. I am really looking forward to connect back with you all and pick up from where we left off.
Over a period of time I have realized that, my virtual friends knew more about me, than some of my real friends. Ofcourse you were all reading my good/bad/ugly posts on a daily basis, while I didn't have time to pick up the phone and share the silliest of thoughts with my others friends. I am so grateful to you all for standing by me through the thick and thin moments of my life.
Thank you all for being there for me. It means a lot to me. Instead I'd like to make a toast (reaches for a glass and raises it).

To you, my wonderful, thoughtful friends! Thank you for everything. May you be blessed with friends who are as good to you, as you are to me.

BTW below are some pics of fellow bloggers I have met over the last three years. It was a pleasure meeting you all

Pic 1-I met with Geet in 2008, Chicago.

Pic 2- I met with AneriMasi and Ria in 2009, Mumbai

Pic 3 - Last year in 2010, I met with Ceedy, New York

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I am back

A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking new outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. - Unknown

I missed all of the above and hence I am back and this time I am here to stay....Looking forward to reconnect with you all.

BTW, since I been off blogger for a while can anyone suggest me some decent tool to monitor traffic. Thanks.