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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snow Lovers . . .

Snow lovers like me are wondering when it will snow.


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Most of us here up north love snow. We wouldn't live here if we didn't. Sure some times we complain about it and we like the perfect snow. Light and fluffy, not too heavy and not during rush hour. We have had only two small snowfalls here in the Minneapolis area this winter. Yesterday it was 52 degrees! Our little lake had pools of water on top of the ice. Several events in the area are threatened with cancellations or delays because of our lack of snow. This doesn't happen often, I believe the last time we had similar conditions was 2002.



My back yard two weeks ago, grass still green. It has since turned more brown.


Whatever the reason for our lack of snow, we don't like it. Many of us plan our winter vacations in tropical spots so we can get away from all the snow. Nothing like rubbing it in to the relatives, " Oh so sorry it is 20 below zero there in Fargo, we are enjoying sunny weather here in Ft. Meyers and it is 80 degrees!" we tell them, chuckling to ourselves. When we return from our trip the cold air hits us as we get off the plane and walk up the jet way to the terminal. We know we are back in Minnesota. In just a few days we are back into the shoveling and enjoying the fact that after our little break we are now a couple of weeks closer to spring.

We are being deprived of this contrast in environments. Now instead of beautiful pristine snow, I look out and see brown trees, plants and grass. Usually my unkempt garden is covered with snow and looks beautiful. I wish I had cleaned it up better this fall. Some of my hardy plants still have green leaves. I fear for their lives as the snow helps to insulate them from the cold temperatures which come and go.

So if you are like me, and you miss the snow, here are a few lovely images by some fellow Minnesotans of what it should be like here this time of year. Enjoy the snow, and then a cup of tea or cocoa next to the warm fire when you get back inside.


                                                                         


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Any snow where you live?




11 comments:

  1. I am sorry but I don't share the love when it comes to snow. I am so happy we have not had any, except for the freak snow storm here in late October, which completely "freaked" me out! I am sure we will take a hit eventually, probably in March lol xo

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  2. Beautiful, Beautiful! I love snow!

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  3. Stunning!! Love them all, especially lol'd at Mr. Gingerbread Man in his very own hottub :) We are in the same boat here - last winter we had record snowfalls and this year nothing... never thought I'd say it, but I miss the white fluffy stuff!

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  4. Oh my snowflurries! Those pictures are just beautiful. They make me crave snow. Wishing for flurries your way!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  5. Beautful photos Diane, I especially like the first two. Here in Ireland we have had a very strange winter. It has been so warm everyone is totally confused. I go out with coat, hat, scarf and gloves and then have to strip everything off again an carry it around with me. This time last year we were covered in snow! What a difference.

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  6. So amazing and beautiful pics, Diane!! Here in the south of Spain never snows(well, just once, I think ;-) and I love the snow...last week we were about 18º..so it's imposible..but it's getting colder now....thx very much for your visit...keep in touch :-)

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  7. Beautiful post Diane, love the photos full of beauty and magic. Snow has always been so mystical to me and you have captured the essence of snow as I perceive it having not ever experienced anything like your photo selection. The seasons are changing every where only yesterday whilst in the middle of summer we had wind, hail and rain and then the sun came out each element competing with one another. A bit like the old Aesop fable, unfortunately the name eludes me. Will have to go look it up. TFS

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  8. These are lovely photos :) It has hardly even rained where I am... I hope you get snow soon and can enjoy those cozy times with hot cocoa and good company.

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  9. Your snowy scenes are so beautiful and inviting. We don't have any snow either but hopefully this weekend we might get a few flurries. It was really strange to have a brown Christmas.

    Think snow!

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  10. Oh my goodness! Those snow pics just might convert me to become a snow lover! I live in Mississippi and snow is. BIG deal when we get it... But I wouldn't want to live in... Tried it once when my husband was in the Navy..we lived in Great Lakes, Illinois. I saw enough snow that winter to last me a lifetime! Lol

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  11. Once again the snow went around us somehow. I have to admit that I really love snow before and during Christmas and as we get to February I have had enough. That is when we try and escape for a winter break someplace warm. This year is so strange though, no snow and now we are getting the cold, it is 10 degrees as I write this. Hope the rest of you snow lovers get your wishes for snow too! ~ Diane

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