Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

We had our first snow last week!  It came down so fast during the first hour, it seemed like we would get the 1-3 inches predicted by the local weathermen.  My sister lives about 150 miles north of us and they were supposed to get 3-5 inches.  They ended up with over 10 inches!!!  The snow was so wet and heavy, it snapped the power lines, leaving 9000 without power for many long, cold hours.  Kathy and her family finally had the power restored 26 hours after it first went out!

We, on the other hand, were much luckier.  The snow tapered off after that first couple of hours, leaving us with about 1 1/2 - 2 inches of the wet stuff.  It was beautiful, though, like a Christmas snow.  The flakes were about the size of a quarter! 

The first 3 photos are taken from our porch, looking across to the old high school gymnasium.  See how fast and heavy the snow was coming down?!  In the last one, I'm trying to capture the size of the flakes.

Here are some pins I found on Pinterest, featuring...SNOW!

Source: tumblr.com via Cassie on Pinterest

Source: imgfave.com via Ally on Pinterest
Source: etsy.com via Susan on Pinterest
Source: bing.com via Michelle on Pinterest
Source: flickr.com via Belle on Pinterest

Here's Vaughn Monroe singing "Let It Snow." You might remember a slightly different version of this song on the first DIE HARD with Bruce Willis.  Don't forget to pause my music listed at the bottom, before listening to this!

Sharing this with Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop Wednesday

and Natasha's Pinning and Singing Linky Party

Take care and God Bless!



Karan said...

Such beautiful snow pictures. We also had our first snow last week and then another last night. WAs beautiful out with everything covered in white.


Jonquil said...

We just got blasted with snow these past couple days. We got about a foot and a half!!!!! So far its the biggest snow of the season, but its not uncommon for us to get a lot more than that.


xinex said...

Beautiful snow photos!..Christine

Marigene said...

We got a dusting today, too, Joy!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Joy! Very pretty snow pictures... but I can't imagine how hard that must have been on you poor dear sister. I hope they had a generator.

I won't miss the snow here in the desert :] If I do I can run up the hill to see some.

Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop!

xoxo Bunny Jean

xoxo Bunny Jean

Dorothy said...

Yikes!! 10 inches of snow! We've had only one snow here and that was back in October. Not alot though. Love the beautiful snow pictures!

Suffia said...

Wonderful photos. I love the snow flakes.

Geneva said...

We haven't had any snow yet... but I always love the way it looks (as long as I can be inside) ":o) Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs!

Joy Burkhart said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ladies! I enjoy looking at it, too, Geneva, from the warmth inside! :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love how snow makes everything look!