Here we are in what’s almost the middle of winter. While the Northeast has lucked out (or missed out, depending on your point of view) on the heaviest of snow so far, we couldn’t let the season pass without at least an honorable mention. While we invite all readers to comment, we’d especially like to hear from those who’ve shared these tidbits on Twitter. We’d love it if you could take a moment and share some insight on your tweet!
Stuck Creatively? Turn Everything Upside Down for Creative Ideas
If the winter weather’s got you down, here’s something that will put a smile on your face. And maybe it’s not a bad idea for getting you to think outside of the box. Thanks to @Brainzooming (Mike Brown of Kansas City) for putting a smile on our face.
Got Some Snow in Front of Me [PIC]
Here’s an interesting photo by @PhilJay. Sure, we’ve all seen pictures of snow out the windshield before, but this one is different…intriguing. Look at it for awhile and you never know what you might see (or imagine).
Snow Inspired – Pictures of a Winter Wonderland [PICS]
Here’s a collection of great photos from Arlene D. Marston (@ArleneDMarston, of Boston who describes herself as a photographer – snowboarder – hula dancer. I’ve got to admit that’s a fascinating combination. Anyway, this piece on her photo blog is the result of a walk at the Marblehead Audubon Bird Sanctuary in Massachusetts.
Safely Skate, Slide and Glide through Winter
Here are some handy tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for winter sports safety. After all, snow can not only be beautiful, but fun to play in. And, you have to admit, at least one of these tips could help you year round – learn how to fall correctly to avoid injury. Seems like that might be useful even after a wild cocktail party in mid-summer. Thanks, @drmikemilne (Dr. Michael J Milne , a board certified orthopedic surgeon from St. Louis) for this one.
Video of the Week
Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke’s life was taken from her last week at the age of 29 after falling at the superpipe in Park City, Utah more than a week earlier. Here’s a tribute to Sarah from the CBC.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Do you have a comment you’d like to share about winter? Leave a comment with your thoughts, a hearty winter recipe, your favorite tea or just what’s on your mind. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)