Tuesday, November 18, 2008

it came!

The first snow arrived yesterday. We awoke to squeals of excitement from our littlest, who had seen the thin white blanket across the yard before anyone else had even opened their eyes. Flurries continued all day. By dusk the snow began to fall steadily. It was the soft, silent kind that seems to hush the world around you.


The dark comes swiftly these days. By the time the kids had gotten on their millions of layers, found lost mittens, and been stuffed into snow gear, the day had turned to night. How magical to have your first romp in the snow be at twilight.

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27 comments:

  1. Oh how Exciting. You have snow already !
    Falling snow is so calming, it always seems to evoke stillness and peace I think.
    Enjoy.

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  2. Oh aren't you lucky! Makes me want to head to the mountain soon. :)

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  3. Sadly Melbourne is too temperate for snow but I love your description of the hush.

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  4. Lucky you! It keeps threatening to snow but we haven't seen any yet. It's not much fun when it's just cold outside.

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  5. Boy, do I miss real seasons and snow!Good thing we will return to Canada and real winter in a few years....
    Enjoy! :0)

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  6. we get snow maybe twice a year here. last year it started snowing one night while the kids and i were snuggled in bed watching a movie. there is a special silence accompanied by snow - i knew it was snowing the minute i heard absolutely nothing. the kids suited up and ran outside to play until way past bedtime. it was perfectly magical.

    enjoy!

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  7. We were out first thing this morning to play in the snow. I think it took longer to get all the mittens on than they were actually outside, but it was still worth it to see how excited they were. :)

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  8. Lucky! We don't have snow in Newfoundland yet. At least, not on the South West Coast.

    Hope you have lots of fun!

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  9. It's beautiful but it makes me shiver! But the first snow is always so magical. I've enjoyed catching up on all of your doings! Your burlap containers are awesome. I scored some coffee bean sacks at our local roasters and shared them with Melinda. And I'll be gathering toilet paper rolls in anticipation!

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  10. lovely snow.

    hey i wanted you to see something

    http://www.themacbethcollection.com/shop_totes.shtml

    i remember you had a caddy made for yourself way back in Sept. right?

    maybe you can color them too! :)
    hope you enjoy this!!

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  11. Just beautiful darlin! How fun and my kids can't wait!
    xo
    Melis

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  12. Your beautiful pictures, and delightful enthusiasm make me almost, (almost) look forward to our first snow day!

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  13. Beautiful photos! My three-year-old went running to every window in the house, saying, "The snow is over here too!" All the kids were so excited at his school. I love it, although I wasn't so happy with scraping the ice off the car!

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  14. Beautiful pictures, but I'm glad we don't get snow here. I grew up on the praries.

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  15. YOU PROBABLY WON'T HAVE THE TIME FOR THIS BUT I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND HAVE GIVEN YOU AN AWARD!
    THANK YOU !

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  16. how i miss snow! it has been 10 years since i have seen snow and i miss the beauty of it. i remember making angels and igloos. sadly all the things my children have never seen. someday we will take a snow holiday and make snow cream and men and freeze our tushies off.

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  18. WOW! Gorgeous

    God's powder sugaring the earth!

    That's a lot of snow! What State are you in? I wonder if it will come this way!?

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  19. i miss the snow..oh my I really do...these photos help a wee bit...thank you my dear friend...xo t

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  20. How fun! We don't get much snow in Austin...ever! I remember loving snow days in Colorado. What a great time for you and your children!

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  21. wow!!!! lucky you!!! lucky kids! LUCKY!!!!! (it's supposed to flurry down here today..not quite the same thing is it?)

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  22. It's turning into a marshmallow world! Sweet!

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  23. How I wish my children could exprience snow like this. My youngest has never seen real snow, if we do have any it normal turns to slush before they can get their boots on. Oh the english weather.
    Your description of the snow was wonderful.

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  24. I showed this post to the girls and they were howling with jealously!! How we all wish we could be there with you to enjoy the magic of winter!

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