~Autumn has finally arrived in NYC~

coffee-hot-warm-fall-season-mug

What
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 25 expected.
Where
In New Jersey, Hudson County. In New York, New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Northern Queens, Southern Queens and Southern Nassau Counties.
When
From 8 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Monday.
Impacts
Frost and freeze conditions will kill sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Additional Details
The growing season will be coming to an end for these areas Monday November 21, and Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings will no longer be issued for this season after Monday.
WARM COFFEE A NECESSITY AFTER THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK!

A squall~

NYC had a Snow Squall yesterday.

What is a snow squall? According to the National Weather Service, a snow squall is “an intense short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibilities and is often accompanied by gusty winds.”

Why are they more dangerous than blizzards?  Driving in a snow storm is difficult. Add in blowing wind and poor visibility, and travel can become downright dangerous. Driving in a snow squall is next to impossible.

The Squall was about 10 minutes long and dievca missed it all – she was working.  But, she was dressed appropriately against the heavy winds for the bike ride to and from work (click on photos for details):


Can I just call it the Crabby (Hangry) Moon?

Winter full moon Andrew Mayovskyy ShutterstocFebruary’s full moon is commonly referred to as the Snow Moon because the moth of February is often the snowiest month in the United States, as well as other parts of the northern hemisphere.

In the UK, the full moon will grace the skies at 4.56 pm on Wednesday 16 February. This will be 11:57 am EST – so the USA should look for the Moon set early tomorrrow morning or the Moonrise tonight or tomorrow.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) explained: “The Maine Farmer’s Almanac first published Indian names for the full moons in the 1930’s, and according to this almanac, this was known as the Snow moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season.”

Traditionally, the February full moon was referred to as the Hunger Moon, because hunting was very difficult in snowy conditions and food scarcity was faced.  Brutal weather conditions during February severely impacted the ability of Native American tribes to hunt.

Bone Moon was another reference, as there was typically a shortage of food, with people gnawing on bones and eating bone marrow soup to get by.

Let’s see ~ snow + cold + lack of food.
Sounds like someone is HANGRY at this point.
Time to change the name.

Photo: Andrew Mayovskyy/Shutterstock

The Lucky Hat is out of storage!

Lindsey Vonn in 2010 Knit Olympic Ring Hat.The Winter Olympics have started and dievca has pulled out her Ralph Lauren Olympic Rings Hat!

What is your favorite Winter Olympics Event to watch?

dievca has too many to mention – she admires great athletes.

GO TEAM USA!


A bit of a ‘whiteout’

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Not as bad as Long Island or Boston – but blowing snow and drifting in NYC.

Photo: dievca NYC 01/2022

what’s under the Michelin Lady look…

Nothing Special – Just Practicalities
(Elegance will be worn tomorrow)

Chantell Softstretch green

Chantelle Softstretch in Green 


Feeling Fuzzy (in response to the wind)

dievca sold her Faux Fur coats the other year and (of course!) shearling faux and real are back in Fashion.

Four Options (guess which one dievca is trying):

  • Bottega Veneta Green Shearling Hooded Coat ($8900)
  • Bottega Veneta Aqua Shearling Coat ($8900)
  • Proenza Schouler White Label Green Faux Fur Wrap Coat ($895)
  • Yves Salomon Blue Faux Fur Wool Mateo Button Down Coat (on sale $450)

If you guess the blue button down coat (Yves Salomon) you are correct. At 5″4′ and curvy – those wrap coats will overwhelm dievca’s frame – though she loves the look desperately…  For dievca, wrap dresses and coats are like wearing yellow or raglan sleeves – just DON’T do it!


Loving a Man in a cozy Sweater (Jumper)

Paul McCartney Fair Isle

The Fair Isle

Submariner

The Submariner

Steve McQueen 1968 Fisherman Sweater
The Aran Sweater

Mr. Rodgers Cardigan
The Cardigan

Classics for a reason and always as handsome as the Gentleman inside. 

(Master prefers a Fairsisle Sweater Vest – makes His dievca smile)


Something of Use: A Reimagined Classic

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR LUGGED WINTER HIGH TOP

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR LUGGED WINTER HIGH TOP leather khaki green

As the snow blows into NYC, dievca has a stylish weapon to beat the cold and wet. she picked up a pair of Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged Winter 2.0 at SSENSE, on sale. They have turned out to be very comfortable and have caught the notice of a number of people (TSA agents – in a good way, friends, colleagues, people on the street). The shoes are offered on the Nike/Converse website for $110 – the price may go down, again.

Effortless street style meets all-weather functionality with the Chuck Taylor All Star Lugged Winter 2.0. A classic Chuck Taylor upper crafted from waterproof leather is set against a new utility outsole with an expressive stance, standout traction and Chevron-inspired details. A warm, cozy lining and gusseted tongue lock in warmth.

FEATURES

  • High top, boot-inspired sneaker with waterproof leather upper and canvas tongue.
  • Memory foam and an EVA sockliner come together for all-day comfort.
  • Soft fleece lining keeps it warm and cozy.
  • Lugged rubber outsole with chevron-inspired tread for enhanced traction.
  • Top speed hooks secure the fit and lock in warmth.

Skating (reprise)

Skating Sweep—IN the frosty season, when the sun
Was set, and, visible for many a mile,
The cottage windows through the twilight blazed,
I heeded not the summons: happy time
It was indeed for all of us; for me
It was a time of rapture. Clear and loud
The village clock tolled six. I wheel’d about,
Proud and exulting, like an untired horse
That cares not for its home. All shod with steel,
We hiss’d along the polish’d ice in games
Confederate, imitative of the chase
And woodland pleasures,—the resounding horn,
The pack loud-bellowing, and the hunted hare.
So through the darkness and the cold we flew,
And not a voice was idle: with the din
Meanwhile the precipices rang aloud;
The leafless trees and every icy crag
Tingled like iron; while the distant hills
Into the tumult sent an alien sound
Of melancholy, not unnoticed, while the stars,
Eastward, were sparkling clear, and in the west
The orange sky of evening died away.

Not seldom from the uproar I retired
Into a silent bay, or sportively
Glanced sideway, leaving the tumultuous throng,
To cut across the image of a star
That gleam’d upon the ice; and oftentimes,
When we had given our bodies to the wind,
And all the shadowy banks on either side
Came sweeping through the darkness, spinning still
The rapid line of motion, then at once
Have I, reclining back upon my heels,
Stopp’d short; yet still the solitary cliffs
Wheel’d by me, even as if the earth had roll’d
With visible motion her diurnal round.
Behind me did they stretch in solemn train,
Feebler and feebler, and I stood and watch’d
Till all was tranquil as a summer sea.

By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)


And the weather took a chilling turn~

Wind whipping
Whitecaps frothing
Chill weather cuts the City

Noses drip
Red Biting Lips
Intrepid Trudging Prevails

Conserving warmth becomes a priority.


Insert a little humor into your lingerie closet – Foxy Lady

Fox Fur Bikini Lingerie available on eBay.

Red, Light Blue, Lake Blue, Pink, Hot Pink, Grass Green, Black

$71.99


Seeing Stripes with The Elder Statesman

Looking for something cozy on a Autumn Sunday!


Autumn Tea – Master and His dievča

Sexy Tea
“Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another—
Let us hold hands and look.”
She such a very ordinary little woman;
He such a thumping crook;
But both, for a moment, little lower than the angels
In the teashop’s ingle-nook.

In a Bath Teashop by Sir John Betjeman


Something to beat the Slush on a Saturday!

dievca is off to work.
Here’s a little Sunshine for your day.
XO


The Groundhog isn’t going to see his shadow – but just incase…


Patagonia Recycled Cashmere on Sale – Originally $249

Recycled Cashmere Turtleneck features yarn that’s made from preconsumer cashmere waste that’s sorted, mechanically broken down, and spun into new yarn.

  • Feather Grey
  • Century Pink
  • Topsoil Brown
  • Birch White
  • All are $174 except for the Birch White, its $124

In Rotation – dievca’s closet


  • Stella McCartney for Adidas Purple Puffer Coat
  • Stella McCartney for Adidas Purple Hat
  • Mackage Farren Stretch Puffer Black Coat
  • Max Mara Camel and Cashmere Black Cap
  • Alice + Olivia Julien Puffer Multi-colored Puffer Coat
  • Ivy Park for Adidas Green Hat
  • Stand Studio Farrah Puffer Black Coat
  • Alberta Ferretti Cashmere Red Hat
  • Cougar Pillow Black Boots
  • Mueslii Puffer Black Backpack
  • Portolano Cashmere Black Mittens

And if you were wondering what dievca sold or gave away:

TNF Brown Metropolis

North 66 Hekla Coat

Think Royln Down Capelet

Intuition Paris Red Puffer

Lands End Down Puffer

Along with three leather coats and two wool coats. The revamping continues!

 


It would have been more fun to ski~


Instead of driving in the snow…
dievca is home safely.


It held up to a sh*t mess…Stand Studio – Farrah Coat

Can’t visit the Midwest without shoveling~

In this case, ice.

It was sleet, then fluffy snow, then hail, then sleet, ending up rain which froze on the driveway.

dievca just happened be wearing the appropriate coat to handle all of the choices Mother Nature decided to share – a recent purchase to take the place of three down coats:

It dried and puffed up nicely in the dryer and was ready for snow blowing 4-inches the following morning.

Gardening or snow removal – dievca’s available for hire. 🙄


You can take the dievca out

of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the dievca.

Such a simple thing to make someone so happy during a sh*tty time.

(Click photos to enlarge)


Not glamorous, but of use

Photo: dievca’s view 2019

So, let dievca tell you about having floor to ceiling windows: amazing views all the time, plus warmth when the sun is shining.

Aunt Marty’s Nose Warmer Amazon

In the winter, the windows get cold when the sun doesn’t shine, so when one of the HVAC units goes kaput and maintenance needs to order a whole new unit– it gets chilly in the evenings and on poor weather days.

dievca is layering up with clothing and blankets, but she refuses to wear a ‘nose warmer’. dievca will stoop to wearing wool Mukluk Slippers.

Remember those? Wool knit top with a leather patch bottom? dievca’s first pair were from Pier One, then she wore holes in her Aunt’s pair – had them ‘repaired’ with patches of leather and is onto her 3rd pair.

These mukluks are not for Presenting, but they solve the problem of cold feet.
Which comes under the definition ‘something of use’ in dievca’s book.

Hippieshop.com Wool Mukluk Slippers $16.95 (click this photo for the website)

And, yes, dievca’s nose is still cold.
Cold nose warm heart.


It was a ‘yes’!


NYC weather took a 27 degree (F) drop from 55F to 28F (13C to -2C). dievca pulled out her soft fuzzy Japanese Cashmere Sweater by Side Slope and wore it to Master’s apartment. BDSM play was not the focus of the meet,  but a moment to touch and chat on the bed inspired dievca to strip everything off except the sweater.

The sweater was long enough to cover her pussy and offered hints of curves and nipples.
Soft enough for cuddling and sensation play.

It was a hit!

Peek-a-boo fuzziness and fun spilled into a strong D/s finish.
The final action answered dievca’s question on the original Fuzzy Sweater Post.

does Cosy/Snuggly = Sexy?

Master said, ‘yes’!

 


dievca is Jealous…

Master hopped a flight to ski with his son….they will have new snow for tomorrow.

Meanwhile, diecva dealt with this:

A bundled up rider crosses by the BU Bridge (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

NYC: Monday’s high temperature topped out around 14 degrees, with wind chill values between minus 5 and minus 10. A wind advisory for the five boroughs was set to expire at 7 p.m., the weather service said.

(-10 F =-23.3 C)

she looked like this –>


The answer to a pressing question~

My ass, nose and boobs are cold…
Why?

The more subcutaneous fat an area has, the lower the skin temperature — which is the key to explaining why women, with two forward prominences and a larger posterior, get chilly. More fat in an area = colder skin.
(More muscle in the bottom means more blood flowing and the ability to keep an area warmer…)

So when your female partner backs her cold bottom in while spooning, know that it is a part of the female development and women have an overall external body temperature which is slightly lower than that of men. Plus, the temperature is even lower over protruding or curved body parts such as the nose and fingers.

dievca finds that a toasty fire, warm stove, hot shower or Master’s body furnace helps…

(Written while sitting on a hot water bottle.)


The first snow of 2018 and something of use.

Yes, dievca knows that there was snow in January and February 2018 – but there was snow already on the ground from 2017….

This is the first snow of Autumn.

It’s now become a wet rain/sleet mix – a mess. Walking to work and home entails carrying items in the mess and dievca isn’t known for remembering umbrellas. Her suggestion for getting by is a water-resistant backpack. And the gold standard, by far, has been her Patagonia Black Hole 26L Pack.
she has two colors:

Paintbrush

Beryl Green

Let’s just say if you are going to give up space in a NYC apartment for a second water-resistant backpack…it better be good.

(Now, dievca understands the true space-saving way would be to have just one black water-resistant backpack – but the colored ones act as reflective colors on the bike or walking. Duality.)

Click photo to buy the backpack!


What a Bombogenesis looks like~

Explosive cyclogenesis (also called a weather bomb, meteorological bomb, explosive development, or bombogenesis) refers in a strict sense to a rapidly deepening extratropical cyclonic low-pressure area.  

“Bomb cyclones” or “weather bombs” are wicked winter storms that can rival the strength of hurricanes and are so-called because of the process that creates them: bombogenesis. It’s a mouthful of a meteorology term that refers to a storm (generally a non-tropical one) that intensifies very rapidly.

Can you get a cold upon a cold? Yes.  Does it make you sound sexy? Not Really.
Should you get out of the apartment during a snowstorm? Yes.
Should you shovel? No.

Yesterday, dievca woke up to a little bit of snow. In her Midwestern Winter superior tones she texted Master who was in charge of shoveling an elderly friend’s stoop/sidewalk to say, “These sissy NY-ers, they get all wound up about a little snow!”

Later in the morning dievca walked to work:

It ended up a pretty good snowstorm! 10th Ave with the new construction was a Wind Tunnel.
And dievca was happy she wasn’t around to help Master shovel. she did her duty at her Parent’s house the week before. Good news, Master didn’t throw His back out. XO

The Northface Downtown Taupe 550 fill down Parka

Lola Hats Hopscotch Alpaca Blend Blaze

DeLux Oscar the Grouch mittens

Nike Swim Backpack Blaze

Ilse Jacobsen Tall Rubber Winter Boots black white soles

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

Hudsalve Swedish Lip Balm


Travelling…it’s 23 below (F) = -30.55C

Hello from the frigid Midwest.  It’s cold. It was -32 F earlier.

Family, Dogs, Frank Lloyd Wright/Stickley Furniture. Nice.

Here’s the last view from NYC before leaving:

Photo: dievca NYC 12/2017

And, yes, dievca has her Kiehl’s on her face to battle the cold while wandering the land with the dogs. Catch up with y’all later. XO

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm


So, I was thinking about frostbite…

Photo: dievca 33rd /8th 12/28/17

But I don’t live in Wisconsin…

It’s cold. No, it’s not Montana, North Dakota, Canada cold – but it’s enough to worry about windchill when you ride a bike to work and the wind comes off the river and whips through the buildings.  dievca was pedalling at a standstill today.

This chart is her friend:

Today’s (Thursday’s) temps in Celsius were -11C (low) to -7.22C (high) winds running at 5-10 mph with gusts at 22 mph. Fahrenheit 12F (low) to 19F (high). It will continue to be cold through the New Year.

dievca’s ride is less than 30 minutes, so she has been good.  But, it makes for tears, frozen breath, and ridiculous-looking layered outfits. When its cold, fashion goes out the window….
Apparently that is the theme, this week, safety first.

Here are dievca’s cold weather standbys:

dievca wishes you luck and stay warm.


Thundersnow.

Yesterday, they were on the High Line.

And though crocuses are hardy…
Today, dievca is pretty sure they are gone.

Thundersnow can do that to you.

Thundersnow, also known as a winter thunderstorm or a thundersnowstorm, is an unusual kind of thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain. It typically falls in regions of strong upward motion within the cold sector of an extratropical cyclone. Thermodynamically, it is not different from any other type of thunderstorms, but the top of the cumulonimbus cloud is usually quite low. In addition to snow, graupel, or hail may fall. ~ wikipedia

PS. there is more snow – this is what has shown up on a protected corner of dievca’s fire escape. she’s barefoot and not about to step out for better photos, sorry. XO


Is it cold by you? Arctic Air

NYC was sitting in a “cold zone”. It dropped into the 20’s (Farenheit) and is now in the 40’s and rainy.  dievca’s Mom says it was cold in the Midwest, too.

Is it cold by you?

The arctic air is movin’ on…..but until then, dievca is wearing:

Perfect for in the shade — layers to peel off if in the sun.
A workhorse of an outfit with fun quirks.
OK, it seems warmer this morning.
Cross fingers.
XO