Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our First Snowfall

All Photos - The Grower's Daughter

It began this afternoon, gently, without any sound.

Our first snowfall.

A delicate blanket of white draped itself over our evergreens and cedars as the snow fell softy to the ground.

We didn't know how long it would stay and brighten our gloomy day, so we bundled as fast as we could, and we raced outside to greet our beautiful reminded that Winter is right around the corner.

Willen made his first snow angel. We read about how to make them in one of his library books and he's been patiently waiting to practise ever since.

Sopping wet, and a bit chilly, we finally decided to come inside (something that didn't take much more convincing than a warm cup of hot chocolate). Unfortunately, I found myself completely unprepared! I have no instant mix, cocoa or milk - let alone marshmallows or candy canes! How did that happen? I guess I need to stock up for winter.

Looks like daddy is going to be bringing us home a Venti Peppermint Hot Chocolate to share.

We'll be ready next time!


  1. So pretty -- I love the first snow....we're supposed to get ours here on the prairie later this week :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!

  2. So pretty! We lived in Montana for 6 years and I really miss the snow and the sun~Cheers Kim

  3. Lol the comment before me says So Pretty too, oops I should have read it.

  4. We came out of our high school's Advent mass today at work to see snow falling and accumulating in the grass and on our cars. What a surprise. Winter weather is certainly near! Time to stock up on the hot chocolate supplies for sure.

  5. As much as I dislike the long winter here in Michigan, the first snow is always so calm and magical. :) Your first photo is just beautiful, Maria. Looks like Willen is going to be a true snowbunny this year! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  6. Beautiful photos & that last one of your Willen Snow Angel put a big grin on my face.
    I'm new to your blog and love it!
    ~ Zuzu

  7. we don't get much snow here! and when we do, it's a huge occasion. Love the attempt at snow angels! :o)

  8. We are so hoping for snow here in our little village in England...the last two years have been amazing for us Aussies who are'nt used to transforms the village into a picture postcard and has enhanced our northern hemisphere christmas experience. The locals think we are mad as a it creates all sorts of problems because England is just not geared up for it anymore...but I love it...bring it on!! Robx
    p.s. lovely photos...I also have a photo of my son and daughter (21 & 23) as snow are never too old!!!

  9. Hi Maria, I just stumbled across your delightful blog and was surprised to see that we are neighbours, of sorts. Don't you love the blog world? Thank you for sharing the post on the Caledonia sale, I was away and was very sad to have missed it, but thanks to your photos got a peek. Your images and thoughts are lovely, I enjoyed visiting and shall be back. N.xo

  10. I love your blog just dropped by for a peek.
    The first photo is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

  11. I would personally love to see the snowman Willen made.


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