Snow!

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 Snow on Garden Gate

Snow on Garden Gate

 Snowy Garden Art

Snowy Garden Art

You've probably heard that we're having unusual amounts of cold and snowy weather here in the Pacific Northwest. It's been snowstorm after snowstorm for, what, 8 days now? I know for a lot of you out there, this is business as usual. But for us, it's completely and utterly astounding.

 Snow Covered Trees

Snow Covered Trees

When I woke up yesterday morning, the snow had fallen so heavy and thick it covered everything and flocked all the trees. I've never seen anything like it.

 Snow On Garden Tuteur

Snow On Garden Tuteur

Usually if we get a bad storm, (which we only do every few years), we get ice. Not this. It's beautiful.

 Sunrise Over Snowy Arbor

Sunrise Over Snowy Arbor

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I got up early because I wanted to get pictures before anyone else came out. Lucky for me, this time of year the sun rises late and doesn't peek over the neighboring trees until 9:00 a.m. or so.

 Snowy Kwanzan Cherry Over Street

Snowy Kwanzan Cherry Over Street

Sunshine this time of year is also unusual. Normally it's just grey and rainy for months on end. So to see both is such a treat.

 Snowy Street in Sunlight

Snowy Street in Sunlight

Honestly, unless I move to some other part of the country, I may never see scenes like this again. And also, honestly, as beautiful as it is, this morning I was ready to have it melt and go back to my year-round gardening.

 Snowing On My Street

Snowing On My Street

Except guess what it's doing today? Again? That's right. Unbelievable!

Supposedly it'll all be gone by Christmas. Which is a little ironic. But in the meantime, my son and I invented some new lyrics for a familiar winter-time song:

The weather outside is frightful, but the cookies so delightful As long as we've got some dough, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Well the cookies are nice and warm, Fresh and gooey and hot, I could go outside and play but then again, maybe not!

And so on...

The sugar kicks in at this point, and we get a little random with the lyrics, but you get the idea.

Happy Holidays!

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

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