Saturday, January 4, 2014

It WAS the First Snow of the Year...


Alas for the Florida cousins who'd hoped to see snow during their visit -- they left just a tad too soon

Not an especially heavy snow but pretty, as always.

And really cold, so it's not melting very fast.

NCMountainwoman, over at Mountain Musings commented that she didn't see any barefootprints in the snow in my pictures yesterday... and it WAS the first snow of the year, wasn't it, she asked, somewhat rhetorically. . .
 
Hmmm. I did the barefoot thing back in November (first snow of the season) hoping to ensure health in the coming year. I'd not thought about the first snow of the year . . .
 
Better safe than sorry ... brrr ... did I mention that it was really cold?
 
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

There they are!!! I was wondering why there weren't any footprints, too.

Stay warm!

Victoria said...

Such beautiful photos! But, now my feet feel cold just from looking at your bare-foot prints in the snow. We haven't had any snow here yet this year, but I'm still hoping!

Alan Burnett said...

I know that when all my American blogging friends begin to report snow it can't be that far away from these shores. When it comes I hope I can manage to take photographs of it half as good as yours. A very happy new year Vicki

Jim Egerton said...

What beautiful pictures. Tell me you at least had socks on? I miss the true season change back there. It has been one boring day after another here in Vista , high of 70 lows of 40 to 50, clear skys . Can see snow on Palomar mountain occasionly and visit it 50 miles away.

Brian Miller said...

ha. the snow on the seashell is cool....did you see the temps for tuesday? i assume yours will be as bad....actual temps just over 0 with wind chills in the deep negatives...oy.....

Kath Marsh said...

Pick a favorite? Hmmm. Down to the bare feet prints in the snow and the snow covered conch.

Terri Buster said...

Whoa- I thought I was brave going out with no socks! Your snow shots are so pretty- you have such a lovely view out your windows!

NCmountainwoman said...

"Better safe than sorry," she told her friend, sending her outside barefoot in the snow. Meanwhile she herself sat by the fire, her feet in toasty warm slippers.

We have had no snow this season or this year. But I'm willing to give the barefoot tradition a chance. Lord knows I need some good luck.

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, I was definitely barefoot! And the 'walk' was definitely brief.

Thanks, NCMountainwoman!

Jim, that kind of boring is tempting -- but I do like the seasons...

Frances said...

Vicki, I've never before heard that good luck derives from going barefoot in the first snow of the year. As it is so very cold here, I am glad that I did not read this post yesterday before the sidewalks were shoveled. (I will stick with those black eyed peas for my luck!)

Your photographs really show what beauty snow can add to an already lovely landscape.

xo

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

I'm with Frances, never heard of that one. Is it an Appalachian tradition? I just went to PO and down to Flat Creek, not much snow left in these parts, even to take pics of. But ice, mmm. Besides my nose?

Thérèse said...

Oh no! Barefoot on the first day of snow? Never heard of it and I wish I had never read your post today... now I can't ignore it... :-)

Darla said...

Lovely photos; I'm particularly attracted to the second one for some reason…maybe it's my tilted personal perspective? LOL To your HEALTH! :-)

jennyfreckles said...

We're hearing about the huge snowfall in the eastern USA. It sounds very cold but looks very beautiful. I love your first photo, perfectly composed.

Lise said...

I never heard of that folklore, but maybe it will still work if I do it right now. As you said, the snow is melting slowly, it is around here too, so I still can get my bare piggies into the snow...it's going to be a very quick stroll though, LOL! Love your photos!

Inger said...

I didn't know about dancing barefoot in the first snow to ensure good health. One reason I love blogging, you always learn something new.