Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header Picture for September 2021 shows a beautiful Sunset with the Shenandoah Valley below. My picture was taken from our room balcony while at Skyland Resort on 8/3/21.
Friday, December 9, 2011
We had one of the prettiest snowfalls during the day on Wednesday this week, even though it was quite small. All last year (when we had quite a bit of snow), I kept telling George that I wanted to see one of those 'wet' snows that clings to everything....
WELL---even though we only had an inch or so, it was so pretty... Both of us went outside and took photos... AND--George loved it also... Do you know why????? WELL--there are two reasons: 1. it didn't stick to the driveway or roads---so he doesn't have to clear the driveway; and 2... he said that he was happy that "I" finally got my snow ---so now, I can be ready for SPRING.... ha ha ha (Can you tell that George ---raised in Indiana --doesn't like snow much, and that I ---raised in southwest VA---LOVE it???)
We are supposed to have a fairly mild winter ---so this may be our only snow... (I know that you northerners are laughing at me being so excited about a small snow like this ---since you get SO much snow. ) BUT---this truly is the perfect snow to me. I don't need to see 9 or more inches to love it!!!!!
Above is the front of our home. The snow was really peppering down when we were outside getting some pictures. Compare this picture to my header above. There was much more snow last year ---but I still like Wednesday's picture also. Another thing I loved about this little snow was that it came during the daytime ---so we can enjoy it. Most of our snows seem to come at nights...
Note in this picture also that the container Roses are still out... (Last year, they were cut back and put away into the garage for the winter by now.) We have been quite mild so far this year with a very few cold days... Interesting how every year is different from the ones before. That is what makes life interesting, isn't it????
You can also tell in this picture just how much snow was coming down.
Happy WINTER to all (who are experiencing winter where you live)... I've told many folks that we live in the best of all worlds here. We do have ALL four seasons ---including winter. But ---we don't have hard winters like some do. We also (because we are 2000 feet above sea level) don't have very hot summers either... (I was questioning that with all of the heat we had this past Summer though... ha ha )
Hope you enjoyed seeing our FIRST snow of the season!!!! I was one happy gal!
Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday.