First Snow - Feb. 12, 2010
Snow rarely falls this far
south. It's really an even with the kids. A couple years
ago, one of my grandsons who has lived here since he was born saw snow
for the first time in his life. He was nearly 10 years old.
Here's a pic of the new shed as the snow first began to fall.
In cold weather we break out our favorite brand of chocolate --
Stephens. Too bad they don't sell it out here. The only
place I know where it's easily available is in Utah. We bought a
lot of it to bring home with us. Here are two flavors, Orange
Creme and Belgian Dark Chocolate.
We also got Mint, Hazelnut, and regular flavors. They even make a
white powder that's vanilla flavored for those who don't like chocolate
(yes, there are actually people on earth who don't like chocolate).
Naturally I had to duck and run.
Then I hid on the steps for shelter. I told my grandson, "Don't
throw snowballs at the house." Good excuse, eh?
Yep, it's cold out here.
Then there's the proverbial snowman. We have a song about a
snowman the little kids sing:
Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,
Once there was a snowman, tall, tall, tall
In the sun he melted, melted, melted,
In the sun he melted, small, small, small.
And of course we had to set out all the cookie sheets and baking pans
to collect snow for the snow ice cream. "Hey, honey, are we out
of sweetened condensed milk?"
Here's another photo of the new shed take less than an hour later.
A photo of the wet weather pond in the front yard.
The front steps were covered with snow.
A closeup of a tree branch.
A very cold looking bird's nest.
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