Wednesday, January 20, 2016

No Wind on a Flat Earth

So...I drove roundtrip to Brookings in one day! No unplanned hotel nights. No white knuckle driving! The last career fair I recruited at was also in South Dakota. A state which has an abnormal aversion to road salt. Not only that but when the snow gets a blowin' they CLOSE the interstate. CLOSED. BOOM. NO ROAD FOR YOU!!!

My previous trip up north in South Dakota ended up with an unplanned overnight and a 2 hour 45 minute trip home that should have taken me 35-40 minutes. I was NEVER so happy be back in the land of salt and clean/dry roads as I was that Saturday! So...surviving Brookings which is further north than Vermillion was indeed momentous!

While it didn't snow was bleak! White sky. White earth. Made me understand the 'flat earth society'. The horizon was indistinguishable ...where did the land end and the sky take over? At least on this trip the ROAD wasn't white!

Yes. We have had plenty of snow. And yes it is COLD! But... not THAT COLD. We went to dinner with a long time friend and his long time friends on Friday. The three guests all currently reside in NYC. Of the five of us - four of us are originally from the Midwest. The one "odd man out" hailed from Texas. The subject of weather naturally came up as the HIGH that day of ZERO and the low in negative double digits. The Texan born commented on how frigidly cold it was amd I casually said, "at least it's not windy!" Mr. Texas exclaimed, "What is it with you people?! Anytime I mention how cold it is to a Midwesterner their immediate come-back is, "well at least it's not windy". It's COLD - what does the WIND have to do with it?"

SERIOULSY? Stick around dude! Wait for a sub-zero day WITH a blustery wind creating a wind-chill of minus 30! Then you can call my home-scape COLD!

Even with it being as cold as it was we still, like little kids, went outdoors "geocaching". Prancing around in the snow...searching for a tiny slip of paper. (More on Geo Caching later....)

Now for the card. With all this talk of cold, wind, no wind, salt, no salt...I decided for a touch of spring. Butterflies!

Butterfly Blues
~Base card light blue PaperTrey Ink
~Navy blue card stock frame
~Cryogen white cardstock
~Inkadinkado Butterflies stamped with Versamark, embossed with white embossing powder, colored with Copics
~Blue pearls
~Sentiment stamped with Navy embossing powder
~Tim Holtz die cut
Challenges  | Inspiration
Just Us Girls - color week: light blue, dark blue, white
Shopping Our Stash - monochromatic
Here's to plenty of salt - on roads and my food, minions, hints of spring, and 'no wind'. 
Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa

1 comment:

  1. Its' cold here too! l love your card the butterflies are stunning x


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