A White Christmas

snow_patioIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the normally rain-laden Seattle area. We don’t always get snow here in the winter, but it snowed several inches last Saturday. The temperature stayed in the low to mid-20s until yesterday, when it started snowing again.  And it’s still coming down as I write this at noon on Thursday, Dec. 18.

This brings back fond memories of growing up in eastern Montana. I remember being snowed in at Christmas, playing board games with my family, reading (of course!), drinking hot chocolate and eating Christmas cookies. I love the soft, quiet beauty of snow and the enforced slow-down of a too-hectic schedule.

What I don’t miss is shoveling, driving in ice and snow, minus 50-degree temperatures with blizzard conditions (and going out to feed cows regardless!) and bundling up in so many layers that I could hardly waddle.

But when you’ve grown up in Montana, there is something special about a White Christmas! Happy Holidays, all!


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  1. Heidi,
    Great pictures. Here on Camano Island we’re enjoying the snow, too. Our woods look like a Christmas card. It’s a very dry snow, crunchy to walk on.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and your memories.


  2. We’ve got snow, too, Heidi, and we’ve been having sub zero temperatures. This hasn’t happened for many years, so looks like we’re headed into globar cooling. 🙂 How about an interview about you and your book at A Western Historical Happening starting Saturday?


  3. Hi Heidi,

    I love your snow pictures. My father grew up in Seattle, so it brings back memories for me of his snow stories. Great blog!


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