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Hello Mr. Sunny!

Emma, Ben, and Lily ©Kim Smith 2015The sun came out, our hill has been plowed(!), and we thankfully, still have power!

Gloucester MA snow Beacon marine Basin ©Kim Smith 2015Smiths Cove harbor freezing ©Kim Smith 2015

Snow Dome

For the past week, while at home and in between holiday baking, at different times throughout the day under varying degrees of low winter light, I’ve been taking photos of this snowiest of “snow storms.” The light coming through the living room windows along with the Christmas tree lights created myriad fascinating effects.

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From wiki: Precisely when the first snow globe (also called a “water globe,” “snow storm,” or “snow dome”) was made remains unclear, but they appear to date from France during the early 19th century. They may have developed as a successor to the glass paperweight, which had become popular a few years earlier. Snow globes appeared at the Paris Universal Expo of 1878, and by 1879 at least five companies were producing snow globes and selling them throughout Europe.