Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 23, 2008

I'm Dreaming Of A.....

What a pity we chose THIS year not to decorate for the holidays. I could kick myself. Finally, a white Christmas. The first one for me since I lived in Massachusetts and quite frankly, I can't even remember my last white Christmas there either. 1975? 1976 maybe? In the 80's we'd had snow near Christmas but I don't remember it sticking around for the actual holiday itself.

The giant sequoia looks like it's festooned with sugar and icing. Compare this to the same photo I shot, in the blog post below this one. Way more snow on the stairs.

All the trees were covered in snow after this storm system, unlike the day before. It's not melting either.

Needless to say I won't be using my car for quite awhile.

Pepper has snows'es on her noses as well.

These 2 junipers remind me of those old trees used in small winter scenes. The kind made out of brush wire and that have dollops of thick "snow" paint on the tips.

Our new neighbors built 2 giant snowmen. Looking at their yard, they didn't even make a dent in the snow that fell!!!

The front porch is a bit treacherous to navigate right now. We've been going thru the downstairs slider and into the garage's back door to get to the vehicles or even to just go for a walk.

The heather and rockery are now buried.

And just to put the cherry on top of the already crappy year, Safeway called and said that, b/c of the weather, ALL deli tray orders have been canceled. They can't even make them up for instore delivery either. The stores are barren and the delivery trucks are stuck or delayed. Oh well.

"You have to be crazy to stay in this place, you just have to laugh at it all". Psychedelic Furs


  1. That whole think looks like a nightmare to me...cold and trapped,blech!As for Safeway,that totally sucks.I am sorry to hear that.I hope 2009 is better for everyone than this year has been.

  2. That much snow would paralyze and cripple Nashville. A t least you can laugh about it.

  3. I am enjoying all of your snow pictures! Pepper looks cute with that snow on his nose =)

  4. Oh wow - such beautiful photos! Yes,lights would look pretty under the snow.

    Pepper is loving it I bet!

  5. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Aaaw, that looks like a 'proper' Christmas, even if you have no groceries ;0) Meanwhile, my part of the UK is promised a 'grey' one :0(

    Merry Christmas hon, let's hope things are better NEXT year!

  6. Wow. I must really be used to Vermont weather because that amount of snow seems fairly routine. Haha. Pretty photos, though!

    If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'll teach those Safeway guys how to drive in snow. What a lame excuse for not having food. Sorry to hear about that.

  7. It looks beautiful, but I'm glad I'm not there.

  8. We have snow too! Can't say I'm that excited about it...

    Merry Christmas Jojo, Brian and the Babies :)

  9. Gorgeous. After 4 years in Alaska, now in South Carolina for this Christmas, I'm really missing the snow. Enjoy it!!!

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

  10. Anonymous4:08 PM


    wow. i love the bbg snow afro.

  11. I was thinking of you when I heard Washington got snow! We got about the same amount last weekend, it started on Friday and didn't let up until Sunday. Then it hit 63deg here yesterday and it's all gone. Remember what Mark Twain said about New England? "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute..."

    Hope your holiday and safe and enjoyable.

  12. Oooh, What a beautiful place you have!

    I LOVE the snow... well, I HAVE to. I live in Winterpeg!

    Happy Holidays and all the best for a Happy New Year!