Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Snowy Sunday

This is the view we woke up to this morning. Although the weatherman has been predicting snow for a couple of days, I was quite skeptical - usually the predications amount to naught. But last night around 9 pm we noticed the snow falling. We had guests for dinner and after they left and we cleaned up the kitchen, we bundled up and went for a walk.

The wind was really howling and we hunched down into our coats and scarves for the return home facing the wind. The streets were a bit slippery and I took one hard fall. We saw one little fender bender - one car slid backwards into another on a hill.

I'm sure most people aren't as crazy as we are about snow. I grew up with snowy winters and then spent 21 years in the tropics without snow. Here on southern Vancouver Island we get very little snow, but I'm always excited to see it, even though it kind of hampers regular life. The snow here is not like snow in northern BC and driving really is treacherous. (And people are not used to driving in snow and don't have proper tires.)

Church is cancelled today because of the snow. We had a leisurely breakfast, and my husband is out shoveling. Our son and his wife are walking from their home (about 25 minutes) for lunch - tortilla soup! My oldest daughter called all excited about the snow, and our youngest is thrilled, too.
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4 comments:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Love it. I haven't seen snow for quite a while, and especially that first fall is so beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family, and soup!
XO Lidy

Storybook Woods said...

We get so little snow around here, I can not understand anyone complaining. I am in heaven. Clarice

Caleen said...

It looks so beautiful and at the perfect Christmas time.. It has snowed in California a few times and it was really exciting. Yet not enough to really keep... It may get icy this week. It is pretty cold for our neck of the woods.. We usually just deal with lots of fog.. Happy Holidays.

Shirl said...

Hi Lorrie,

I love the snow too. It is definetly ear muff weather over here on the mainland, but not much snow in Langley.

Love your home tour for the holidays too!

Shirl