Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry and Bright

It's so peaceful and quiet this morning. Everything is blanketed in white and the dogs and I are the only ones awake. I'm enjoying this slow start to the day, lingering over my coffee and soy nog . . . mmmmmm.

You Yankees will laugh at me (I know, I used to live in the D.C. area) since what we have here in Georgia is really only a dusting of snow, but it is so uncharacteristic and magical that it is, to me, like a winter wonderland. My daughter told me yesterday that she'd heard the last time the Atlanta area had a white Christmas was 1880-something (the exact year escapes me and I'm not going to wake her to ask).

Here are some photos of what I see out the window. I tried to get a shot of the dogs in the snow as I let them out, but they are both southern wussie-girls like me and couldn't get out and back in again fast enough!

Outside my front door . . .

I love how the snow makes my front-yard jungle look like lace!

And the backyard -- I suppose it would look more lovely without the lacrosse pitchback and goal and the trampoline, but this is who we are!

Maybe this is a better angle, off to the side . . .

Looking around this morning I realize how fortunate we are to have been able to dig our roots in here for 10 years, surrounded by a community who is like family. In this moment, I am  . . . Grateful!


  1. SOOOOOO beautiful! Still coming down here ... although we are flying out tonight...the snow is SOOOOO pretty!

    Enjoy the solitude and the blanket of white! Love you Sweetie!

  2. Love the snow-filled pics! Sounds like you are in a winter wonderland to me! :)Happy Holidays and New Year Cheryl!

  3. Thanks Lindsay! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. I super wish I could play in the snow. And I love when our living environments are touched by those we live with (for us, it's kids --not our own-- and dogs). It used to bother me but now I think it's nice. So the lacrosse thingy and the trampoline go perfectly well in the scenery : )

  5. Happy Seasonal holidays.

    Teh snow here in Scotland is just starting to melt.

  6. Thanks for your comment Cheryl! I also really like the pictures of your snowy backyard-it really does look like lace! And how awesome are those glasses?! (and at a good price mark too!) Have a happy new year!

  7. The only time i have ever seen snow was on a trip to new zealand- and even then it was from a distance, on the peaks of mountains. These photos look so beautiful! Our christmas was a warm 31 *Celsius (88 *Fahrenheit). I might actually go for a bike ride to the beach later... Happy Holidays! :)

  8. Hey Sally -- Thanks for reading. I love your blog! Enjoy the sunny weather!