The snow started coming down as I was driving home from Bible Study yesterday. Seth saw it out the windows and said, “It’s snow? It’s Christmas now!”
I kept glancing at the temperature; 35 degrees -and such a cold wind, making it seem even colder. I was thankful that I had gotten Seth and Sarah their winter coats just a week ago.
When I stopped the car in the driveway, we hopped out to see the snow. I was curious to see the expressions of my two youngest ones who don’t remember much of last year’s snow. It was so cold we didn’t stay out for long.
Can you see the wonder in their faces?
Hours later, the snow was still coming down.
I took this picture through the living room window.
I assured Ethan that there would still be school the next day, but sure enough, we both got up at 5:30 a.m. only to discover that our school was CLOSED.
IT’s THE FIRST SNOW DAY OF THE YEAR.
I had to go take care of my chickens and ended up wandering around to see the unbelievable sights (wasn’t it JUST summer?)
The ponds were so pretty. It’s not cold enough for them to freeze and they are still dark, soft, glowing liquid.
Like giant, rippling mirrors.
This is the stream which borders our property; another place of wonder and magic.
Parker, our dog, couldn’t follow me because of his hidden fence, so he just stood and looked longingly at me, letting out a few excited barks now and then.
By the time I had meandered to the edge of the woods, two of my boys had come outside to enjoy the snow.
Caleb (7 years) and Davy (10 years). They both got up after I took the picture and requested their own personal copies.
I handed the camera to Davy and he took a picture of me in my snow clothes.
Honking geese flew overhead and he aimed the camera right up to the sky and took this picture;
They found ice hanging off the dock and ate it. A simple, delicious treat.
David threw this poor hen out the coop window and she was so afraid of landing in the snow that she hung off the fence for a minute before dropping down. She went straight back home to the coop.
When I came back to the house Sarah got right up to my face with her big eyes and said, “YOU CAME BACK!”
It’s 8:09 a.m. and the boys are getting ready to make snow men.