I live in the Pacific Northwest where snow during the holiday season used to be a rare thing. But in recent years it seems we get snow every year at this time. As a child growing up in Canada – snow was expected and NOT a treat. It was really cold from October until well past my birthday in March. In pictures from my childhood – I can see snow on the ground out the window while celebrating another birthday.
Here in the Northwest we don’t get tired of it – at least at first. It’s a novel thing and can make you feel just like a kid again. Especially the first snowfall.
As I am writing this – the snow is falling in a beautiful cascade of different sized crystal flakes – making the street and yard all white and ‘Narnia-like’. And I can’t stop myself from taking pictures of it – and just staring out the window. It is truly one of nature’s most AWESOME treats for us to feast our eyes on.
And so with ‘holiday’ music playing on my Pandora radio – I am a very happy girl today – and may not get a whole lot accomplished – but it is VERY understandable – as anyone who lives in the Northwest knows: It just may not last long – or even be here tomorrow, so we will relish the moment and dream of being a child again – where things like Santa, mistletoe, Christmas trees, surprises, warm crackling fires and hot cocoa were always something fun to look forward to.
Enjoy and God Bless!