Here’s a screenshot of the weather here during the wee hours of Monday morning:
Count yourself lucky if you were spared this round of miserable weather. It’s been so cold that my poor old pup’s feet have been freezing in under 60 seconds — as a result, my yard looks like a magic carpet ride (and yes, I did attempt putting boots on him before resorting to carpet-runner-palooza). I, on the other hand, have plenty of gear to keep all my digits warm(ish) and ventured out a few times to play:
(Here’s the recipe I used: 8 parts water, 1-1.5 parts Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1/4 part corn syrup. Use a twisted piece of wire if you don’t have a wand.)
My fingers were too numb to take many photos, but I did get a few bubbles to take off in the wind and rise way up way into the sky and a few landed and rolled around like marbles. Ah, the simple things… :) I tried again this morning when it was only a few degrees below zero and couldn’t get them to freeze quite as well, but you could still see them ice over with frost patterns before breaking on the ground. Hints: Stand up high (or hold your arm way up) when blowing/waving your wand – it gives the bubbles more time to freeze before landing. They form better if you blow someplace that is out of the wind and are more apt to land without breaking if they have something softer to land on such as snow or carpet.
What’s your favorite winter playtime activity?