Friday, December 9, 2011

The Proper Look for the Season

After a very (over two inches) rainy  Wednesday, the rain turned to thick snow in the night and we awoke to cooler temperatures and a white-frosted world.
The skies were clear and as the sun rose, the fluffy snow began to melt.
But it was just enough snow to make me think of sleigh bells and hot cocoa... and to keep me on task getting the house Christmas ready.
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20 comments:

Joan said...

Oh that looks so monochrome and magical to me. How Christmas should be. I long for a Winter Christmas> maybe next year I'll join my Canadian family...

Desiree said...

It is so beautiful, exuding such a calm, peaceful atmosphere. We miss out on that, here. A traditional Christmas is tailor made for such a climate, but completely out of sorts with our hot summers.

Marilyn said...

Oh yes, the beauty that you show here is just how it should be for Christmas I think. I loved the few Christmases I had in the UK. Darkness falling early, the cold and snow. Big sighs :-)

Victoria said...

Lucky you! It's so dry here. Our humidity is hovering right around 2%. It's been really cold, lows in the single digits, highs in the low 20's, but...no rain, no snow.

:(

Beautiful photos!

Ms. A said...

Now that's what the Christmas season should look like! Love it.

Martin said...

Our cocoa tin has been rattling, these past few days. Nothing quite like a steaming mug on grey, chilly days.

Merisi said...

A snowy night, blue skies in the morning to show off a winter wonderland, how fabulous! :-)

Miss_Yves said...

Already another snowy winter for you and for our pleasure!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

We had some snow from that system but none stuck. We'll have to wait for our White Christmas. Jim

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Snow always makes Christmas seem more like Christmas.
Sam

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful fairyland!!! Wow!!!! Cathy

Mama-Bug said...

What beautiful shots Vicki; I love snow! It's a cold 32 here in Florida this morning and we have some frost on the ground.

Brian Miller said...

nice..we got the rain, no snow..i am sad...i so want some snow...love the pics!

wheatgerm said...

thats a place to be

Linda@VS said...

So beautiful, Vicki! It's wintry cold here in South Louisiana today, but the scenery that comes along with this weather is mostly shades of grey and brown. I'd much rather look outside and see your sugar-frosted trees.

Darla said...

Gorgeous! Keep those photos coming, please, and I may not miss the snow. I'm enjoying the Arizona desert but it *does* feel a bit strange after 50 years of winter snows... Luckily, if I desperately need a 'snow fix' I can head a few hours north to Flagstaff. Phew.

Kath said...

Little more beautiful for me than the sun sparkling off snow! Like seeing a field of diamonds, only more precious. We've only had a few minutes of snow so far. But we're getting those enchanting frozen fog mornings, where everything from weeds to trees sparkle as the fog thaws, and drips off.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

How lucky you are!

:)

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, it's so pretty to look at on the trees but urban snow is not so nice.

Vicki Lane said...

I grew up in Florida and we tried hard to feel Christmassy in balmy weather. It's funny that the northern European idea of Christmas seems the 'correct' sort of Christmas to many of us -- especially since the birth of Jesus was in a non-snowy place -- and possibly not even in December, according to many scholars...

But I still like the snow -- makes it easier for those reindeer to land on the roof.