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Christmas Snow

December 24, 2009
Tettegouche Arch in Winter (photo by D-Monk)

It’s a Christmas postcard here in Minnesota. We woke up this morning to a 6″ deep blanket of fresh Christmas Eve snow. And after an hour and a half of shoveling, the snow began to fall again. Another 6-8 inches is expected to fall tonight and into Christmas Day.

But for this moment, the day is picture perfect:

A blanket of new fallen snow
Mild temperatures
Light falling snow
No wind

Our neighbor Cliff — a retired band teacher — came outside to take a walk. “It’s a perfect winter day,” he said, “I want to walk in this snow and remember my childhood.”

Emma has been outside all morning. She helped with the shoveling, then started digging a snow-mine, then turned the mine into a snow fort, then started sledding. “It’s the perfect Winter Wonderland! All we need is a sled, and a snow cave, and snow ice cream!”

Yes, winter can be beautiful — even in Minnesota. January will bring the bitter cold of deep winter, March will bring the heavy spring snows, and April will leave us wondering if the winter will ever leave us. But right now, on Christmas Eve, it is a perfect winter day in Minnesota.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    December 24, 2009 2:18 pm

    Good job! Makes me appreciate the Christmas snow a little more!

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