It’s not often that my son gets to have a snowball fight on his birthday. He thought that was pretty awesome.
The sky was a beautiful blue, behind the snow covered trees.
There has been no shortage of snow this year. But during the wee hours of the morning I saw some of the largest snowflakes I ever recall seeing. Of course they had to be clumps of snowflakes. But they were big. Some of them were approx. 3 to 4 inches across. They looked really pretty falling. The ground was warm, so they were melting pretty fast. It took awhile before it really started to stick on the ground. It wasn’t easy to photograph. I tried some with flash on, with the flash off, with the porch light on, with it off, etc. They just don’t look very big in these pictures, but I assure you they were huge.
Like I said, not great quality photos. But it was very fun to watch falling.
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There hasn’t been much to photograph nearby lately, and I haven’t felt up to going out looking. So… call this a weather photo. ;)
This is two of our dogs, out for a potty break, enjoying the snow.
This is Luna’s first winter, and she LOVES snow.
She runs and dives and tunnels and licks and eats snow and dives again.
She even makes her own bizzare version of doggie snow angels.
This is not Sniffer’s first winter. She’s the dog on the right looking at Luna like she’s crazy. :)
(Sorry about the screen door frame in the shot, I was shooting from inside.)
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Well the power went out shortly after I posted the post below ( the night the storm hit).
We ended up with approx. 20 inches of heavy, wet snow.
The power was out for 5 full days.
Obviously I am updating this from behind schedule, now. But I am going to go through the photos we took those days and post them on the date they were taken. One of those nights while my husband, kids & I were sitting around without electricity listening to the radio, they played the top 100 hits from 1977.
1977 is the year I was born. And when I was about the same age that my daughter Ella is now, a big winter storm hit leaving my parents with lots of snow and no electricity in January of 1978. As I sat and held my baby, I thought of my parents holding and entertaining me, probably hearing those same songs on the radio.
Before I get started on our photos, I thought I’d share a couple of family photos from the storm in 78.
My father & I:
My Mother & I:
My youngest daughter Ella, during this year’s storm. (At the same age as me above.)
I will post our photos from the storm soon.
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