Monday, December 9, 2013

The Beauty of Snow

snowy road
"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood” ~Andy Goldsworthy
One of my favorite things on earth is snow. It brings out the inner-child in me in a way that few things can. Here in Central Kentucky, we are not blessed with an abundance of snow – perhaps 4-6 inches per year total. But on those handful of times per year in which it snows, I am filled with an inner-joy that is hard to describe…especially to some of my more summer-inclined friends :)
What’s not to love about snow? There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, drawing open the curtains, and seeing a sea of sheer white blanketing the earth. The tree tops are so beautiful when decorated with snow. And how beautiful is it to watch the snowflakes falling from the sky? Knowing that no two are alike. Nature really is poetic at times.
Do you enjoy the snow? Are you blessed with snowfall where you live?

155 comments:

  1. The first snowfall of the year is the most beautiful. I remember well the first time I experienced snow. I was in the navy and walking with my then girlfriend, now wife, down a street in Newport, R.I., when these white flakes began falling all around us and on us. I was amazed.

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  2. YEAH Keith has snow I can feel your excitement. I am so happy for you. I know you already know how much snow means to me:) B

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  3. I enjoyed snow a lot more when I was a child, all the experience, the cold, no school days, all play and snowmen and snow fort building, everything. Now I think that my utility bill will go through the roof, how will people get to work? I worry about the homeless and wonder where they will sleep? Driving in the snow is miserable and dangerous. I prefer Spring when the planet comes to life and the birds sing!

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  4. Snow is amazing!! I miss it A LOT ... I will always be a NY'er at heart and miss growing up around it!!!!

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  5. So beautiful! We don't have snow here in Florida, but by next winter I'll be living in NC and looking forward to seeing snow. :)
    Happy Monday to you!

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  6. Here in southeastern NC we rarely get snow and I certainly miss it, 'cause nuthin', and I mean nuthin', makes me want to get under the covers and get busy more than snow. I'm sure you know what I'm talkin' about!!!!

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  7. We are overloaded with snow where I live! It seems to me you don't have enough down there, so I'd be happy to box up a huge chunk of ours and send it right over to you :)

    I love the look of snow and how the world around me becomes so beautiful, but because it lasts way too long, I get tired of it after awhile. A few weeks and not too much of it would be so much more appealing.

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  8. I am blessed with a fair amount of snow... depending on the year ;-) ... I like having the four seasons... I just wish the cold didn't last SO long ;-)

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  9. I do not love snow, but then again we get a lot of it. I will try to appreciate it more:)

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  10. Now that I am retired and live in the woods-I do love and appreciate the beauty of snow-and ice as well.
    5 years ago here in Missouri we had a devastating ice storm that took out most of the electric poles in my county.no power or water for over 2 weeks-we were prepared so handled it all ok-and I grabbed the camera and caught gorgeous photos. the beauty was stunning.
    back when I livied in northern Illinois and driving far to work in lots of snow covered roads -no not fun at all

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  11. It sure is pretty, I'll give you that...we get quite a bit of it here though, and it gets old fast, especially when you have to drive on slippery roads (ugh). The first snow of the year though, is always magical!

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  12. I am not blessed with snow. Snow is still an amazement to us being used to San Diego mild winter weather. For five years now I've lived in a valley in Southern California surrounded by snow capped mountains my lawn gets frozen though ah aha! I love watching them and going up to a little town in the mountains to have breakfast and walk and browse the antique shops ;)

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  13. I'd hate driving in the snow that is for sure...

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  14. I love snow, I love driving in snow, I love SNOW STORMS, and taking photos of snow storms and Icescapade the glitter of ice on trees, children throwing snowballs, I love when the lake turns to ice, I love snowflakes on my face, we get mountains of snow, and still i love it, but it's a long season of snow and by March the month of Storm, I get fed up our winter is long and cold and beautiful but mostly its SILENT and that's my favourite thing of all except for the orchestra of ice pellets hitting on the rooftoops with the winds it is a Love song

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  15. ah, we got mostly ice the last 24 hours...i would rather snow...i like the hush of it...like it insulates the world and adds only its music for a bit...and i love to go sledding, though it hurts a bit more these days, ha.

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  16. I didn't know you had much snow in Ky. Yes I love snow but I get annoyed with the bitter cold temps like we are having now. My house is cold and drafty so I roll up rugs and put them against the outside doors. It's an old trick but it works.

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  17. I like snow at Christmas. It's pretty and amazing but when you have to work in the cold and knee deep snow, it a whole new dimension.
    I'd rather have green grass and flowers.

    JB

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  18. We were blessed with snowfall this morning and it is beautiful...for now!

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  19. God, i love snow. i live in a tropical country so i don't have snow every year. and since i live in bali, it's practically summer everyday

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  20. I loved snow as a child...now that I'm (quite a lot) older I dread it. Do we get a lot snow? Not as much as we did when I was young...global warming I guess..but we have the potential for snow from early October until the end of May and have been known to get up to 8 inches at a time.

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  21. I love this photo and I love snow. I wish we would have gotten more here in St. Louis last week.

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  22. I absolutely love snow. It's one of my favourite times of the year and my favourite part of winter.

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  23. White christmas is such a beautiful thing .... and snow really slows the world down ... when we walk outside on the snow it's so quite ... I love that

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  24. I dig snow! I've lived in the Midwest where we got several feet of snow at a time and really miss it. Lucky to get a couple inches here.

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  25. What a gorgeous scene, I do love the snow covered pine trees. We had about 7-8 inches yesterday, it is even prettier when I do not have to go out and drive in it. Enjoy your new week!

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  26. no snow this year so far - thank goodness - it just makes life so difficult - beautiful to look at - a nightmare otherwise.

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  27. Snow is cold. Snow is wet. Snow is slippery. Snow is dangerous. Nothing to like about snow!

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  28. I love the feeling of snow, but it's cold. They should have made it at 30 degrees, lol.

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  29. Snow is very beautiful, and we certainly get a lot of it here in western New York. While I love the first snow of the year and adore having snow on the ground for Christmas, I do tire of it (and the cold temperatures) pretty quickly. Still, I can't imagine a winter without it!

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  30. I think we know my answer to this one...;P

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  31. I do enjoy snow, though we have very little of it here. I am happy to stay off the roads trying to drive in it!

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  32. Hooray for snow! It is pure magic :). Now, I get to make up for those 9 years in the south with hardly any snow.

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  33. I do love a good snowfall. I like it right when it falls before the cars make it all muddy and gross.

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  34. Having that much a year is fine, get what we get and it is dumb dumb dumb. Driving is the worst, hate it.

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  35. I love snow!!! It's like a silent blanket wrapping everything in clean white fluff. The temp here is 0 and we have about 6 inches on the ground.

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  36. So beautiful! We don't get much either but it's always funny when we do everything shuts down. Its very peaceful :)

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  37. wow. i'd have thought you'd get more than 4-6 inches of snow there. we usually get a faint dusting (more ice than snow) but a few years back, we had 10 inches fall at once - for NE Tx that was extremely rare!

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  38. I love the snow - especially when it is falling. We get a few days (perhaps a week or so) of snow. Sometimes it lies around for ages.

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  39. The last snow we had here in south Texas was in 1985. It was beautiful but we're not geared for it here.

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  40. I think I've seen so much snow and subzero temperatures that the magic isn't nearly so real...not to mention my wife's accident on deadly roads recently. We had wind-chill temperatures near -40 degrees. I think sometimes snow is far more romantic from a distance.

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  41. I agree that snow is beautiful. It ends there. I'm not a fan of snow. I'm not a fan of the cold and would be quite happy living on a tropical island during the late fall and winter. I do not live in snow country either and have no desire to do so. It is beautiful...like in the picture you posted.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  42. Or laying in bed and see the brightness on the ceiling and there is no sunshine. The brightness of the snow casts a bright light on the walls and ceilings. Always fascinated me as a kid.

    As an adult, I don't like having to drive in this area in the snow. We tend to get ice a lot more than when I lived in snow country. But I do love the look of it all from home or while walking. Especially the beauty of the first snow fall. It's magical.

    I do remember snow forts, snowmen, and waging war with snowballs. We used to fight coming inside out of the snow but we'd get so cold we didn't have a choice. Lot of fun. Here in southern Missouri, we do get a couple of good storms that drop 6 or 7 inches a storm. This storm gave us about a foot. But it never stays around more than a couple of weeks.

    Like you said Keith, funny how we both chose to write about snow. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  43. So beautiful, I agree with you. When I lived in Dallas I enjoyed the occasional snow. Since moving to Baton Rouge it'll be a rare occurrence. Right now it's rainy and cold. Yuck!

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  44. I've been enjoying the beauty of the snow here as well. We've had trees covered in snow for the past few days that make me feel like I'm living in some kind of a fairy tale. It's wonderful!

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  45. I love snow!! Unfortunately, we don't get a lot around here, either. I think the average for the area is 15 inches a year, but it's rare that we get that much in our part of the region. I love the still, quiet atmosphere that snow evokes. And I am like a child, too--I love walking in and through snow. :-)

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  46. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! But definitely not blessed with it here in Charlotte, NC. It's probably my LEAST favorite thing about Charlotte.

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  47. The snow is beautiful. Having said that, I would like it to come and go in a day. Give me a mild climate. :-)

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  48. I love snow I think is magical! But sadly here in this time we are in summer, yes Christmas in summer, Chile Southemisphere, I would love a snow Christmas, but here m in summer lol
    Anyway enjoy always the Christmas, we love Christmas.imes
    In Winter sometmes we have snow but only sometimes!
    Enjoy your snow:)

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  49. The snowfall is not rare thing here, on North! I'm not very enjoyed snow.
    Two years ago we had such deep snow in suburbs that I could hardly walk to my summer cottage, the road was not for driving

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  50. Snow is wonderful and magical. I love it when it starts to fall, it's just so exciting and it makes everything look beautiful. 4-6 inches per year sounds great. You get the pleasure but not so much of the hassle and the problems.

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  51. You ask what is not to love about snow. When you get to be old and the snow turns to ice and you have to drive on it be sure and ask that question again. :-)

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  52. Snow is truly magical and always manages to extract the child in all of us. Here in the wilds of west Texas we get more snow than most people realize, but it always melts in a few days.
    Right now we're in the midst of another ice storm. The daytime temperature today is 16 degrees.

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  53. There's nothing like snow that I don't like...it's the ice that I fear. I have a lifetime of Minnesota snow-drift memories~~land of my childhood and early adulthood. After retirement, I choose to avoid the dangers of ice and live in Florida where snow is never a possibility:)

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  54. I've lived in CA all my life, usually closer to the ocean than the mountains. So when I saw a chunk of snow yesterday, I picked it up and had a friend take a picture of me. I admit, I'd rather keep enjoying it from a distance. I'm a sun-worshipper, though snow is beautiful.

    xoRobyn

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  55. Snow really is beautiful to look at, but I'd rather do it from afar. It brings cold and bad drivers. 2 things I just can't stand ;)

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  56. Staying in ..... yes. Having to drive in it ......no. Been blessed with a lovely sunny, mild December day.

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  57. Snow is beautiful coming down but here in the south .... it goes and becomes ice... I'm watching icicles melt now ... all the melting stuff will freeze again overnight and gets mean...

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    1. oh, and the child in me loves the way snowflakes fall on m'nose but the old woman in me ... knows it's going to turn mean... what this means? I find few surprises at 70.... I know too much but don't understand all I know plus the fact I know I know nothing. yeah... that's it ... so? I'm listening to Joan Baez's Glad Bluebird of Happiness watching leaves fall .... some float

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  58. I love this photo! And yes, we got some snow over the weekend! Here in SE Missouri we usually don't get too much either. But it's fun when we do get snow!

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  59. I love snow! The past three years we've had plenty of snow here in the winter and our woodlands become winter wonderlands, so beautiful. Before that though, snow was rare and never stayed long. Don't know what will happen this year, though we have been forecast a cold winter,

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  60. I love snow, but not while driving.
    We are blessed with snow both sides of the River Hudson. It gets beautiful on the mountains. Our children grew up playing in the snow and now that they are grown up, they still like to play in the snow,while cleaning up our cars.

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  61. We don't get snow here in Las Vegas, but I've lived in West Virginia for a year and we had a lot of snow that year. I wish we had a little snow here but we don't.

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  62. yes, we do have snow :D and of course I enjoy the snow! who doesn't?!

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  63. What a lovely view. I am sure it is visually pleasing to drive down that road. I just love snow covered trees.

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  64. I do enjoy the snow. We might get a bit more here closer to Louisville than you do, but not much. On Saturday we returned from a trip to NC to see my sister and her new baby - the scenery in KY was very pretty. Even prettier today with the new coating of snow on Sunday.

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  65. I like the snow and I miss it a lot, especially around the holidays! However, I do not miss getting up in the morning and having to scrape it off of my car or driving in it. I can do without that;)

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  66. i agree that it is so beautiful, especially on our mountains and the large pine trees. And also what I associate with snow is quietness ans stillness. That is, until the kids come out to play in it.

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  67. Yes, I like snow and think it is beautiful. Now that we have moved, we do get lots of snow and probably we've had a foot of it already, though not all at once.

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  68. I'm not fond of snow but I admire its serenity and beauty ~ Its just bitterly cold today so I am eager for this winter to pass quickly ~ Have a good week ~

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  69. I'm so happy you're getting some! (Snow, that is!) :)

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  70. I love the snow! I love winter! We got some snow here in Montreal today and I so enjoyed watching it. I feel very blessed to live in a place where we have four seasons!

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  71. Come on over. My snow is waiting for you, Keith.
    It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting here right now.
    Except, he couldn't paint 50 mph winds and 18 below zero temps.
    But, it's pretty from the window view!

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  72. Ha, we got 4 - 6 inches of snow YESTERDAY. I think if we got 4 - 6 inches a winter I would appreciate it. LOL. But yesterday this storm caused a lot of havoc in my area, which is usually able to cope with snow well....but somehow the timing was off, and there were many serious accidents (including some deaths) as well. Snow is fine if you don't have to drive ANYWHERE.

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  73. I think there is rather a lot wrong with snow if you have to live with it for an extended period, but I don't and I love seeing it.

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  74. I love snow - anywhere else but here - lol. sandie

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  75. Freshly fallen snow is indeed lovely (I'm not too fond of the iced over, somewhat melted, dirty variety). That cold, breathtaking crispness in the air on a snowy day is what I especially miss on this tropical island!

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  76. Guess who is back to blog land...:) I love the snow too....and I am a little jealous you got some before me. :)

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  77. Snow for the next 5 months ... is a bit much ... otherwise, yah, I like ...

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  78. I LOVE it when it snows...everyone around me gets so grouchy about it, but it's so rare here in Kentucky! Two or three times a year, MAYBE, it's like a miracle when it happens.

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  79. I too love it when it snows. It is so pretty and sparkly. But is does get so so cold with the snow. We haven't had snow here yet. But have had temps as low as -7*! BRRRRR...
    Snow is so refreshing.

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  80. No snow here yet, Keith. I would love a white Christmas, and no more snow after that :) actually, 4-6 inches per year would be enough for me. Yes, it's pretty and I love photographing snowy landscapes. But it's really hard to commute to work in the winter in bad weather with snow and slippery ice and freezing cold. I hope we get a mild winter like last year--it only snowed a few times and I was happy with just that. :)

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  81. I love it. Living in Phoenix for so long I know just how you feel about the snow. As you've seen we are blessed with it every year. Last year it was pretty light. Hopefully this year we will see more. You should have seen me on my first white Christmas. Also there is nothing like hiking in the snow. You should see my winter hike from last year.

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  82. We hardly ever get snow. If anything, we get ugly freezing rain. I miss it.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

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  83. we got some earlier this month, but it didn't stick

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  84. No snow fall where I live (Gurgaon), but yes, the temperature does hover around 1 or 2 degree Celsius in winters :-)

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  85. I love snow! And I get a lot of it. :) It snowed throughout the weekend, actually. We have enough right now that Little One climbs onto a snowbank in the yard and sinks in a little. She hasn't been as into the snow this week as she was last year, but it's also been really cold and I noticed her paws are getting cold because she stops to lift them up. I'm seriously thinking about getting her a pair of boots and seeing if she'll wear them when it's around zero degrees or below like it has been this weekend. Yes, I'm turning into one of those owners, but I feel bad when I see her stopping to lift her paws up because they're cold! Poor puppy.

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  86. It seriously depends. Last winter we didn't get much snow, but in April we got more snow than we had all winter. So far this winter (I know, it's not even winter yet) we've had sub zero temps and several inches of snow. I remember one Christmas 6 or 7 years ago we got about 4-5 of snow. Every thing was shut down. it took me 7 hours to get from Boulder to Denver. The roads were a MESS and the airport was shut down for 3 days because it just kept snowing. Those are good upslope storms we get and it usually snows in feet. Otherwise we usually get 6 or so inches at a time. But it does add up! I love the snow. I have such wonderful memories of playing in the snow growing up in the mountains here in Colorado.

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  87. Yes, and it looks like we are getting blessed again tonight. I'd rather be blessed with spring.

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  88. I love snow. Snowball fights, snowmen, sledding, hot chocolate. The best part of winter!

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  89. Love, love, love,love, love, love,love, love, love,love, love, love,love, love, love,love, love, love,love SNOW!

    It doesn't snow often in Dublin maybe every 3 years...

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  90. Finnish has at least 40 words for snow, so I guess you could say that I'm somewhat acquainted with the stuff ;)

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  91. I have to drive to see snow these days - in a cold winter we can have snow to play in about 1 1/4 hours from Melbourne. Predictable snow is 3+ hours away.

    Andy Goldsworthy is probably my favourite sculptor.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  92. I had enough snow a couple of years ago. It didn't stay snow-like - it compacted and froze, day after day, until the pavements were lethal and I could barely walk anywhere without ending up on my bum! Now I think I prefer photos... or possible a winter trip to Scandinavia :-)

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  93. Oh, I love snow - it brings back the magic of life and childhood!

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  94. Oh yes, if you only get four to six inches of snow a year, it is definitely magical. We get even less snow than that, so it's a real happening when we get any, and I insist on taking a walk in it, and making a pitiful little snowman in the yard. (Ya really have to work at it when there's only a half inch of snow!) BUT I remember being snowbound for weeks when we lived in Maryland. I remember snow drifts taller than I was. I remember the ordeal of shoveling snow over and over and over again, and the dreariness of filthy snow laying at the sides of all the roads. Believe me, after a while, the romance wears off.

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  95. As I write this, all I need to do is turn to my left and see my yard being covered in a blanket of white.
    That I'm writing this at almost 9 AM means I'm not at work because of the weather.
    So, do I think snow is beautiful?
    Oh, you betcha.

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  96. I'll have to eventually shovel, of course. But, now? I think I'll have another cup of coffee.

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  97. I don't mind it. One time when it snowed I decided it would be a great idea to shovel as many driveways as I could. I was in college, and on winter break. I knew a lot of people living in my parent's neighborhood were/are older. I thought it would be a great thing to do. My Dad found out, and snapped at me because he's done good deeds to them throughout the years, and they never seemed to appreciate it. Well the next day one of them brought over a big fruit basket. I looked at him, and started snickering.

    I do like snows. There are few things I could do without: The black stuff on the streets when cars drive on it, the white outs are hard to drive in, and I dislike that my boys don't get a good recess or two when it's snowy and cold. They come home and are stir crazy. They need time to run and play.

    I love the white pretty untouched snow. Making a snowman is fun. Sled riding is a blast. We have the perfect backyard for sled riding.

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  98. I agree, nature is poetic. A fresh snowfall can take my breath away with it's beauty.

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  99. Oh I wish!!
    It is SO cold here...yet still no snow.
    I am pining for that beautiful white blanket every morning as I open my curtains...yet all I see is more damp greyness! :/

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  100. Love looking and enjoying the beauty, but always happy to have it GO...

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  101. You get more snow than I do! Here we get nothing but flurries, though these past few days we've only had the pleasure of rain. Nothing cold, white, and fluffy at all. Ah, being in the south~

    But snow has always made me happy. Ever since I was little, I've always considered it magical. It's quite the phenomenon if you really sit and think about it -- frozen water floating down from the clouds. But just thinking about snow puts me into an inspired sort of mood, and certainly seeing beautiful pictures of places that get plenty of thick snow make me wish I could be bundled up snugly and pushing my way through the snow drifts. I know in many cases that is everything but pleasant, but I would love to be able to do it once or twice in my life...in a scenic location where the mud from the road hasn't turned everything brown. When traveling up to Missouri two years back, the fields in Illinois were blanketed in the purest snow, untouched by anything, and glistening in the morning sunlight. It was spectacular, and sends shivers up my spine now!

    Hope you're doing well! Long time no chat!

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  102. I'm surrounded by sand and sea here (and I AM glad!). The snow looks fantastic in your neck of the woods though. Make a snowman for me, huh?

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  103. I love snow. Here in Southern CA we don't see much although we are lucky to see it in the foothills only a few miles away. I grew up with a lot of snow and I have to say that the two things that totally entrance me are the sights of oceans and snow. Enjoy the white gift!

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  104. I live in plain , never had a chance to see the snow fall in real , have just seen in films and on T.V , and can imagine the beauty of snow . Lovely post :)

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  105. Hi Keith..I am as crazy about snow today as I was when I was a kid...but there were a few interrupted years that I didn't like it. I wish I could send you a photo of my naked snow angels...but at the time hubs and I made them, we were drinking salty dogs and they seemed so much more clear than they do now. :-)

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  106. I love snow too! Especially when I can build a snowman or go sledding! I am still a kid. :)

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  107. Snow is beautiful. You need to move somewhere like Colorado! :) I prefer sun and beautiful blue skies, but I totally understand why you love snow so much.

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  108. Ah yes, snow! The muffled sounds around after a fresh snow fall. We do get the occasional snow here in this part of England. I'm lucky because Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar clears a pathway through the snow. Penny the snowplough or "snowplow" in American. Yellow snow, now that's another topic! :)

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  109. Being from a semi-tropical climate I'm sort of afraid of snow. We do get it in Australia, down south where the winter snowfields are. But in Queensland, never really. So when I travel north in winter, those little read outs in the hire car - 3 degrees, ice alert, makes my heart stop nearly as heck you could slip off the road. But we always survive. And once we were on a train between Luxembourg and Brussels and went through a blizzard. One of the highlights of my life! But I was sure glad we weren't driving!!

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  110. I definitely prefer the beach to snow, but, I do enjoy snow on the first day it falls. When it becomes grey and slushy, yuck!

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  111. You've won the prize on Under The Porch Light...I will be needing your mailing address. Please respond to ournest@live.ca.

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  112. We are currently enjoying the most snow we have seen in years here in our small, Arkansas town. It really is something to marvel at.

    Leslie
    http://skipthesugarcoat.blogspot.com/

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  113. I LOVE SNOW! If it is cold then let's have snow! It insulates the world and makes things clean. I love it!

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  114. This may sound sad but... I have never seen real snow. I live in South Africa and it never snows here so in some way I do feel deprived when the rest of the world talks about snow. It's definitely one of my goals to go find snow during my gap year :p

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  115. We have so much snow here.

    Then again, what do you expect from Canada?

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  116. What a great photo, Keith! Snow is so beautiful. I have the most wonderful memory of going outside on a full moon in the snow and it being so still, with lovely blue shadows. Watching fat snowflakes fall is like being inside a giant snowglobe. We do have snow here, but like Kentucky, it is not very often. Mostly we just get rain. But if we crave snow we can drive an hour and be in the mountains to have all the snow we want. Wishing you a white Christmas this year, Keith! xo Karen

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  117. No snow yet and long may it be so.
    Do love the white stuff upon first fall as it dusts the earth with its magic...and then it becomes slush and sheet ice and I am terrified of it, terrified of falling.
    Anna :o]

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  118. Last night, I was describing similar thoughts to my friend about how everything around wears one uniform color of purity, whenever it snows. :)

    Sadly, I have never witnessed snowfall ever. We don't have snow filled winters here.

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  119. I love the snow!! Not the extreme cold so much! I lived in CA for a few years and really missed the snow, just didn't feel like Christmas to me there. Now I'm in Minnesota and we get plenty of the white stuff! We ice skate, we sled, we snowshoe, we ski, we ice fish. Embrace the winter!

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  120. No snow here. I live were the temperature is moderate all-year round. No humidity and definitely no snow. I have to drive three hours to Lake Tahoe to encounter it. That arrangement works for me.

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  121. Keith, its wonderful, beautiful, magical and turns even the starkest of countrysides (like in parts of Australia) into a total winter wonderland!
    When I lived in Tasmania most parts of the highlands where the biggest snow falls come, it's like a barren wasteland in summer but it's totally transformed in winter!
    But up here in northern Australia, I only dream about snow!!! And of course it comes in the middle of the year not the end or beginning!

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  122. Snow has killed a lot of my old and infirm animals..despite hen houses and huts....
    I hate it

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  123. i really like snow when there's not a lot of it where i'm living, and sometimes miss snow when in england. but sometimes when i still was in finland the endless months of snow started to feel like a bit too much.. x

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  124. I soo agree Keith! I love snow. I grew up in an area that got a lot of it, but where I live now it's never a given if we will get any. We're still hoping we'll get some this year!

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  125. KY always got a bit more snow than we did down in TN! I'm sad that I've never lived anywhere that has gotten decent snowfall. Maybe one day!

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  126. Snow is so beautiful, but it can definitely get irritating after awhile as well. I was looking at an article recently that had a bunch of macro photos of individual snowflakes and I was just blown away at the detail of each one.

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  127. I love snow! It is so magical and peaceful. It does not snow very often where I live either, but I also get very excited when it does!

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  128. I love snow so much that when it starts I go out to drive. Maybe that's because where I grew up and where I go to school are 2 of the 7 snow belt regions in the US :)

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  129. I love everything about the snow, except if I have to drive in it!!!

    A good blizzard is right up on the list too. Here in BC, we don't see a lot of extreme weather, I kind of miss it. ;<)

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday Keith and thanks for all the interesting posts here, throughout the year. Always a pleasure to stop in.

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  130. No snowfalls here.
    I can imagine how much fun it would be. (at the same time cold)
    here it's not much cold, sweaters are hardly needed, just that it becomes cooler than it was with silence becoming more prominent (as the fans coolers and ACs are put out of use). The silence marks the beauty in winter here!

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  131. Since I come from a tropical region, I love seeing these snow clad trees. It is sparkling white.

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  132. I love snow too, fresh, falling from the sky snow. Not to crazy about it days later after a blizzard in nyc, it then turns dark and mushy.

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  133. I agree, fresh, crisp snow is lovely. I love to go out in it with the dog; she snuffles her nose deep into it to rediscover scents which the snow is covering.

    The problem that we cant get out when it snows, we can walk but not drive. As we are miles from anywhere and the village is small, that means virtual isolation.

    Worst of all is when the snow turns to sludge in the road.

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  134. Ahhhhhh... you're bringing back memories of our lives in Illinois. Granted we could really get a TON of snow that would make things difficult but you couldn't ignore the beauty of it.

    I'm afraid we don't get snow here on Oahu. We'd have to drive up Mauna Kea on the Big Island and that's too far.

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  135. By the way, that photo of the sunset earlier and this road photo really draws us into your blog. I just want to sit here and savor them and your beautiful words.

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  136. I used to believe I didn't like snow....when I had to drive 50 miles to a job that expected me to be at work if the apocalypse was hand.
    But I never convinced myself that I didn't like it. Standing outside, trying to catch snowflakes in your mouth. It's always made me glad I was alive.

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  137. I adore the snow! I'm a true big kid and as soon as those first few flakes come down I am outside like a shot and taking photos and enjoying myself. Here's hoping for a White Christmas Keith! - Tasha xxx

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  138. Keith, did you ever watch Gilmore Girls? Lorelai Gilmore had a special 'sense' of snow and this post reminds me of that. :)

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  139. Such a beauty photos...could be our drive back from Tahoe on the weekends ...we went for years and years. Nothing like snow to calm you.

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  140. We had a major storm this weekend that turned to ice. It is indeed beautiful. I don't like having to drive in it so if I don't have to go anywhere I stay home. I do like how it looks at night and during the day.

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  141. I love snow. No snow here in Melbourne (well at least not usually - I think they have had some cases of snow fall historically, but only like 2).

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  142. Keith,

    Your Christmas excitement must be difficult to contain right now!!! So many films bring that spirit into our homes.
    No snow with me at the moment, but livng on the doorstep of The Peak District in England, means that snow is never too far away at this time of the year...Beauty all around.
    Best wishes,
    Eileen:)

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  143. No snow here except when the weather is too bad and when this happens it can be found only in the highest mountains... and last a few days. . However, I like snow, even when I have enjoyed it only a few times along my life.

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  144. We travel to Utah every yr for our one week of snow. And yes, the beauty of blanket of crisp white snow is beautiful!
    Cortne

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  145. Hi Keith .. I'm very late - but it's so quiet in the snow I didn't know anything was happening.

    I do love the beauty and silence of snow .. I'll be glad if it stays away from here for a while .. enjoy yours though - cheers Hilary

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  146. I just love snow
    I wish I didn't live in the tropics
    But just the feeling of snow brings me so much of joy
    So many people complaint about not able to go outside or drive while and after it snows
    But I think just the idea of making snow angels and snow man is amazing
    Then I am sure sledging too is fun.
    Ah... I just wish I can feel the snow once in my life
    I am sure it worth waiting
    PS. Did you click the picture? Its amazing

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  147. I did once find two snowflakes that were exactly alike, but they melted before I could document the phenomenon.

    I love a good snow fall as well, especially that first day.

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  148. I love snow! I think that people who hate snow may be lacking a soul...

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  149. I wouldn't say 'blessed' with snow exactly, more like suffocating in it ;) We're about 2 feet deep so far and more expected in the next day. Fresh snow is gorgeous and fun to play in, but by March when it's dirty and sloppy and you're just so dog tired of shoveling the shine wears off.

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  150. Beautiful picture! I love the way trees look when they're covered in snow. We do get snow every year but it's not always the same amount. But I so love waking up to the world covered in snow. I hope we'll get a good amount again by the end of January or in February :)
    How about some sledding or building a snowman? Love that snow brings out the inner child in us!

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  151. Seeing pictures of the snow makes me smile, as I don't get to see it much here in sunny California unless we go up to the mountains. There is alot of cold and snow in different parts of California (which surprises people) just not where I live. Thank you for giving me a bit of your snow today.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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