Friday, December 09, 2011

The return of the Snow Grinch

Lynne Robinson, New Jersey

It returns every year right about this time: the Snow Grinch. Me. For me it’s hard to get in the “Christmas spirit” without a little help from the weather. In previous years here for the most part we didn’t get snow until after Christmas, but a few years we did get a little and it was so wonderful! I guess I don’t mind so much if it doesn’t snow, but at least it could be cold and feel like Christmas. This year the weather has been very mild, and as far as I’m concerned it hasn’t snowed yet. I am not counting the rare October snowfall because I wasn’t here to see it! So, I am still waiting. And hoping. For snow.

Our predicted snow of 2-3 inches didn’t happen—just a smattering on the grass and the pool cover. We did, however, get just over three inches of RAIN in 24 hours. That’s a lot of water! Especially when our ground is still soggy from all the other moisture we’ve had. I drove up over the mountain yesterday to a farm store to buy wreaths and they had just enough elevation difference there to get about 2 inches of wet snow. It was lovely to see even if it wasn’t in my yard.

In my heart I know that snow does not make Christmas Christmas. But it would be nice. Last year it didn’t snow before Christmas either except for a slight skiff, then on the day after Christmas we got that blizzard, remember? From then on we didn’t see the ground until late March! So, you just never know.

Tomorrow we are going to cut our tree at a tree farm and it’s supposed to be chilly (in the high 30’s) so maybe that will help kick start my holiday mood!

There is also not much to take photos of this time of year, so I included two sky shots I took last week.

Lynne Robinson, New Jersey


The sky photos are spectacular.  I hope you managed to choose a Christmas tree.  I love the scent of pine and the buying and decorating of the tree always gives the house a lovely cosy Christmas feel.

I agree about snow and Christmas.  Hope you get some soon (and hope ours hangs out and doesnt melt so we can have a white Christmas too)

Thank you Joyce! We don’t have the skies of the western U.S. but once in a while they inspire! We did manage to choose a tree. Blog post coming!

Debra, I hope you keep your covering of white too, but in CO as we both know it doesn’t last very long! wink

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