When I let the dogs out in the wee hours of Saturday morning  snow was gently falling. 

It always seems amazing to me that something so epic could be basically noiseless.

In my 60 years on this earth, I can’t recall a single Christmas when we had snow on the ground.

Look at Jade the tree with snow on her branches. And Charlie sniffing around, amazed at his patio looking so different.

This is what it looks like from just inside the patio door. My pot of petunias on the coffee table snow-filled. 

The angel stands to the side, as if presiding over the event.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…” I cough the words rather than sing them.

My last daisy, the thin petals covered in snow. Odd how so much snow is clinging downward instead of poised on top.
It kind of looks as though a fellow daisy threw a snowball and caught it square in the face.
When the snow begins to melt, it will be weeping.

A wonderful time to light candles. Drink hot chocolate (it makes my throat feel better). 

Watch Christmas movies or read. I prefer to read. Snuggle up under a quilt with the pupsters.

And look toward a new year fast approaching.

Have you noticed that when it
snows, before the snow gets slushy and dirty, it is like the world is

A landscape of pristine angelic white that covers all the ugly things we do not
want to see. 

And for a time, we don’t have to.

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  1. Merry Christmas! I hope you and your throat feel better by now. You received snow early, we are due some "winter mix" here in Charlotte, NC by Thursday night into Friday morning. I hope it is snow and not freezing rain or sleet.

  2. Merry Christmas Brenda!
    Snow here in CT…but then growing up in NY and now living in CT..I've enjoyed Many a White Christmas throughout my lifetime..
    Hope you're feeling better and enjoy the day with your fur babies!

  3. Lovely pics,Brenda – I especially like the first one of the patio with the soft interior lights shining through the window. Have a peaceful Christmas and a creative,healthy 2018!
    Thanks for all your posts, they are always interesting and thoughtful.

  4. When I lived in my old house in Knightstown, I was able to experience the most beautiful snows in my life. Because of the many pine on our lot, it was magical when it snowed. There is nothing like walking in the snow when its not too cold and having the snow gently fall to the ground. Thanks for sharing all year your wonderful posts and pictures with all of us. I know its a lot of work and its greatly appreciated by all of us. Merry Christmas Brenda!

  5. Snow turns the outside into a beautiful fairy-world! We also woke up to a couple of inches of snow! We used to get a lot of snow but have not had much the past few years so this is a Christmas treat!

    Have a warm and relaxing Christmas Brenda!

  6. I can hardly remember a Christmas WITHOUT snow. It is almost magical when it comes down and is so fresh, pure and white…and then the dreaded dirty slush happens. lol
    It is snowing steadily here. I didn't know we were supposed to get any snow today—I guess I was wrong.
    Merry Christmas to you- xo Diana

  7. Have yourself a lovely Christmas with Charlie and Abbie. My patio looked like yours two weeks ago. I also marvel at the exquisite quiet after a snowfall. So peaceful. Bless you and the pups.

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