There’s nothing like a good snow day to fill you with holiday spirit. Last week I mentioned that we could use a little more snow for good outdoor holiday photos, and just like that, we got a perfectly picturesque snowfall last Friday afternoon and evening.
Some parts of the Twin Cities got up to 21″, but we probably got somewhere closer to 8 or 9″ here at our house. Just the right amount to be festive, but not totally overwhelming.
And I’m sure some of you are tired of hearing about it, but boy, how fabulous to be retired and not have to commute in a snow storm!
Mr. Q and I stayed home and watched it come down. He made his famous secret family recipe brownies, while I watched And Just Like That. Any other Sex and the City fans out there? I was a huge fan of that show. I knew that they were coming out with a reboot, but I wasn’t quite clued in to the fact that I could watch it on HBO Max, which we just happened to add to our channel line up when Dune came out. So, I’m a little behind (what’s new there?) and two episodes are out already. Spoiler alert! Don’t read the rest of this paragraph if you haven’t seen the show yet! But wth? I wasn’t expecting them to kill off Big in episode one. Then again, it makes sense. What would be the ongoing story line in ‘happily ever after’? I love the fact that the characters are all around my age, and their lives have changed accordingly. I can totally relate to Carrie trying to stay relevant with Instagram and podcasts.
But I digress.
I got up early on Saturday morning as the sun was just coming up so that I could get some photos before shoveling out.
On the one hand, the snow is gorgeous. On the other hand, it covered up a lot of my outdoor decorations!
Hmmmm. You can’t even see the arrangement of greens in my various containers.
But not to worry, that snow will melt later in the week and my greenery will be revealed once again, including my garden Christmas tree (I’ll share the details on that soon).
Since I knew the snow was coming, I took some time on Friday morning to finish up my front window box.
Well, more accurately, to almost finish it up. You see those stars? One of my readers (thanks again Connie!) sent me three of them. I only had enough lights on hand for two of them on Friday though. I’d like to get the third one in there too, hopefully I’ll get to that this week.
In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy this snowy wonderland for a bit.
There’s nothing like that first good snowfall of the year. I absolutely love it. How about you? Are you a fan, or are you in the ‘snow is a four letter word’ camp?