Snow? What is snow? Where I live, the closest thing we have to snow comes in a glass globe. Each year as Christmas draws nigh, and we start watching our favorite holiday shows, I wonder to myself what it’s like to throw a snowball, build a snowman, or make a snow angel. “But,” I tell myself, “it would take a miracle for it snow here.”
Yes, last Friday we had an early Christmas miracle! Actual snow! I seriously couldn’t believe these little flakes were falling right in front my eyes! I admit it’s far from the blanket of white that covers the ground in Home Alone or The Santa Clause, but it stayed long enough to make things feel wintery, so I’ll take it!
That first photo was taken the evening the snow began to fall, but these next few are ones I took the following morning:
I was surprised the snow didn’t melt during the night. I figured there was no way it would last until morning (don’t you love my optimistic attitude!). But it did last and gave me a chance to snap a picture I’ve always wanted:
It’s silly I know, but I have always wanted to get a picture of my Classic Elsa doll somewhere in the vicinity of snow.I only got a couple of photos though because I quickly discovered something about snow…it’s cold!
Our winters are (usually) mild enough that you can spend most of the time in shorts and a t-shirt, so I wasn’t really prepared for the chill that accompanied these white flurries. I think the neighbors had a good laugh watching me pose Elsa and take pictures wearing clothes much more suited to summer—all while my horses galloped around trying to decide whether this strange white stuff was manna from heaven or fire and brimstone.
However, I soon retreated the warm indoors and the horses settled down to eat hay, so the comedy show ended?
The snow melted about an hour later and hasn’t returned, but now I can say that I’ve encountered this chilly powder at least once in my life…and I have the pics to prove it!