We just had a majorly COLD ice and snow storm (bad for Arkansas).

Poor Little Christmas Light
Poor Little Christmas Light

I know for some Northern people, this is no biggie; however, the one thing I missed when I moved to Arkansas was SNOW.  I was raised more in snow-areas than not, and while there were times I thought, “I can’t take any more of this stinkin’ snow and ice” – when I moved South, I missed it.

I remember when I lived in Louisiana it snowed once.  The funniest thing I ever saw were the people who’d never seen snow before.  Imagine, if you will, people in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops out in their front yards looking up at the snow falling and trying to make snowballs.  The juxtaposition between their flip flops and shorts, and them dancing in snowflakes stays with me to this day!

It really never used to snow in Arkansas; yet the first year we were married there was a major snow storm.  Then a few more here and there over the years.  So every year I begin confessing, “I want snow for Christmas!”  Alpha Hubby starts confessing, “There will be NO snow. No, no, no.”  Then I say, “I don’t think that is fair.  You know you love me so I should have snow for Christmas.”  Then he whines (being cold is the only thing that makes him alpha-whine), “Well, fine but only on the ground, not the roads.”  Score!!

clear driveway
Clear Driveway

Now I’m not a photog so while I’m sure these could be better, they are what they are – MY SNOW:

Isn’t it funny how snow can turn a colorful world in the black and white, with shades of grey?

Shade of Grey
Shades of Grey

And I certainly won’t be drinking my morning tea on my deck for awhile!

My Office Deck
My Office Deck

Human vs Nature in Christmas decorating!

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Christmas Lights

We’ll probably have to knock the snow off the outdoor Christmas decor.

Snow on Christmas Decor
Snow on Christmas Decor

And there won’t be any more fresh herbs either!

Backyard
Backyard

I love the beauty of snow (when I can stay inside).  I love looking out my huge office windows:

Window & Blue Bottles
Window & Blue Bottles

And looking out my kitchen window, through icicles, to the green snow covered trees and blue sky!

snow trees and icicles
snow trees and icicles

So that is my snow adventure for this week!  I will leave you with something to think about – ho ho ho!

A Flip Flop in Snow
A Flip Flop in Snow