Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Snowfall...




For someone who doesn't like winter, I really get excited about the first snowfall.

Drab, bare tree branches, and boring brown left-over leaves are suddenly transformed, as if by magic! Feathery white powder covers those stick-like branches, making them look like ladies trying on lace petticoats (ha - there's an old fashioned word for you)!

Paths, stones, and front walks disappear - covered by a layer of white fluffy snow. We rummage through closets and drawers to find warm mitts and scarves. Frantically dig up winter boots from storage.

I had wanted to show my granddaughter how to make snow angels, but my plans didn't work out. And now (a day later) the snow has melted. But I'm not worried, there is no shortage of snow here in wintertime. One day within the next few weeks, we'll get a heavier snow fall and then I'll be teaching a course on "how to make snow angels". Who'd like to join me??

25 comments:

Beverly said...

That is just so pretty. There is something about the bare trees, though, that I like. Maybe it is that I don't have to look at them too much. I agree that the snow on the branches make them pretty.

I'm sure you'll have lots of opportunity to make those snow angels.

mxtodis123 said...

oh, but it is so beautiful. I love the snow...just hate it here in the city the day after. No one shovels and the sidewalks become a gray sheet of ice. But the day of the storm? There is nothing more beautiful.
Mary

Cloudhands said...

I also love the first snows of the season. The white blanket is magical to me and changes the landscape so completely. As you said it hides certain eyesores and seems to soften hard shapes. But by February I've had enough.
Here in Tennessee snow angels are rare treats to create. We do have big snows from time to time, but they also melt quickly.

Moonstone Gardens said...

Greetings,
Lovely pictures and I love your nature intuition. The Gods have blessed you.
Cheers,
Cindee

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Me, please! I want to makes snow angels too! I remember the fun of making snow angels. The hard part is getting up without messing up the angel. I remember how quiet everything is when it snows. Your pictures are lovely...can't wait to see photos of those snow angels you will be giving lessons in...

Teacher's Pet said...

Ooooooooh....I love to see photos of snow. That's all I ever get to see...photos. You are so blessed to have a white winter.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Smiles from Jackie (in South Jawja...)

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word Wendy!! (((SNOW)))) so pleased we have not been graced by snow..yet!!
The photos are wonderful but I'd like snow only on Christmas day!!
don't slip..
huga Anna xo

Grammy said...

Awe I would love to join ya. Your photos are wonderful.

Ruth said...

Looks lovely in your pictures! Glad I am not driving in it on my way to work today but we are supposed to get snow tonight.

Rose said...

I'll join you, Wendy! Sounds like fun. Your photos are beautiful. There's something magical about that first snowfall...by February it gets a little old, though:) We had a forecast for snow last night, but it never came. I'm not too worried, though; as you say, I'm sure there won't be a shortage of snow here this year.

Shammickite said...

Oh, so you had some snow! I woke to a tiny tiny sprinkling on the roof a couple of days ago, but it all melted within an hour.... but I'm sure that there's plenty of the white stuff to come in the future. So pretty. Thank goodness for snow tires.

Lynn said...

Your snow photos are gorgeous. We don't get this beautiful frosting on our world in the San Francisco Bay Area so it was delightful to take a peak. Thanks!

B. Lynn Goodwin
www.writeradvice.com
Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers

Lynn said...

Oops! Wrong peek. Do you suppose I was taking a peek at the peaks?

Lynn

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

I'm with you - I'm not necessarily a winter lover, but snowfall really gets me every time. The total peace and quiet, the gorgeous white background with the occasional red berries poking out, or cardinals on branches.
Best of all (in my humble opinion) is when the sun shines and makes all the snow look like sparkly gemstones. Mmm, I can't wait!

Mary said...

I would love to join you! There's not much more beautiful than the first snowfall. Your images look so soft and quiet. Beautiful!

Mary

peppylady (Dora) said...

Just beautiful so peaceful.
We haven't had much snow less then 2 inches this winter so far.
To cold to snow at present time.

Coffee is on.

Beverly said...

We rarely get snow anymore here, but when we do the world seems so peaceful....and quiet. I love it....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Wendy, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your snow. we seldom get any or much here --so I have to enjoy everyone else's snow!!!!!

You captured some wonderful pictures of the snow... Thanks SO much!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Lynn said...

The response here is excellent. Congratulations on having such a great blog, Wendy.

Lynn
www.writeradvice.com
Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy.....I would love to join you, if only.....

Lovely lovely photographs, there is nothing like virgin snowfall.......

onesilentwinter said...

I am so jealous! rumor has it we will get some! beautiful picks!

Hilary said...

Oh these are just lovely photos.. as is the one in your header. I know how you feel about that first snowfall (we've not had ours yet) despite not being a fan of winter. I'd be happy to help you with those snow angels.. but I'll probably need a hand back up again. ;)

Q said...

Beautiful!
The first snow always is magical for me too.
Sherry

Beth Niquette said...

These photos are so breathtaking--they fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

I envy you your snow! None here yet--just this BAD cold. It is to perhaps snow, freezing rain tonight--but my darling and I will be at a retreat ground in the mountains performing.

I am SURE it will snow there--just hope we don't get snowed in. But maybe that would be fun
!

Beth Niquette said...

Our housesitter says she can stay an extra day if need be. An exciting adventure is ahead!