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26 December, 2010

Our First Christmas Snow!

IMG_4934 It finally happened! It started last night and continued into the morning…wonderful, wet flakes of snow! And, as I told you in my last post, it was my first white Christmas ever!

IMG_4932 The ice crystals hang like diamond drop earrings from my little Japanese maple…

IMG_4952 …and the snow has clustered inside the leaves of the holly, making it look like a snowy rose waiting to bloom!

IMG_4930 It’s a wonderful winter wonderland in our little neighborhood…the best kind of metamorphosis!

IMG_4903 There will be no lunch on the patio or time on the swing set with the grandchildren today! They are at home, not too far away, enjoying their own first white Christmas!

page1 Of course, the staff each took a turn to check out the snow…

IMG_4928 …and opted to stay inside and play by the fire…

IMG_4922 …which is where you will find me all day today...enjoying a little quiet time after a very busy week! Won’t you join us for a cappuccino? Now, where’s that Sunday paper? Hope you are enjoying your day!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing our first White Christmas!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday...Anything Goes!
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


See you next time! A la prochaine!

31 comments:

  1. Debbie, How exciting to have a Christmas snow ! We live in PA and I believe the snow will bypass us and head straight for NYC and Boston -We actually were hoping for a little snow on this lazy day :-) I love your photos and the description you give , they do look like diamond earrings and a flower ready to bloom -How magical! -Maybe you will get to take a walk later today and discover more magic around your neighborhood. Thanks for sharing and I love seeing the "Staff" doing what they do best!

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  2. Debbie, your snow looks gorgeous. It was 74 here yesterday. Can't believe how different it is across the country. Your pictures are gorgeous. Stay inside and enjoy the fire as you look out at the beautiful white snow. Hope your Christmas was super special. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Beautiful shots, Debbie. It is melting way too fast!!

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  4. Happy White Christmas! We got snow too -- in fact it's still coming down here in Mid-Atlantic Virginia. Looks like it might just be tapering off a bit. I'm staying in and cozy! Perhaps a long winter's nap in my future.

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  5. Enjoy the snow, Debbie. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year! La

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  6. Debbie,
    Don't you just love SNOW? ? ? I sure do! We didn't have any here for Christmas this year. . .but "Mr. Ed" was able to be here! Yeah!( He's a Highway Man)
    Loved watching the cats frolic and play! Maurice is "out of sorts" as the "granddog" was here yesterday. Thank you for the lovely photos of snow!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Lovely pictures! We were so happy to see the snow today and thoroughly enjoyed it! I too took a break today after much activity this past week!
    Hope you have a wonderful last few days of 2010
    Kathy

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  8. These are beautiful photos, Debbie. How nice that you had a white Chirstmas. We weren't as lucky...Christine

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  9. Hi Debbie. I took pics yesterday, too. What a wonderful sight! Of course, I had to tell everyone to call me when they got home....you know us southerners and our snowy roads! Beautiful pics, girl! Linda

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  10. How wonderful to have a white Christmas! We actually had a few flurries in N. Florida yesterday!

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  11. What gorgeous pictures, I can almost feel the cold outside and the warmth of the fire. Thanks so much for sharing this White Christmas.
    I'm visiting from Metamorphosis Monday.
    I just love your adorable staff.

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  12. Hey Debbie, I'm cuddled up all warm inside today too. Even though I hail from the north...I love the warm weather; so I'm sooooo glad this is only temporary! :) Happy New Year! ~CC

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  13. Oh Debbie how perfect!! And it's your first white Christmas EVER? Doesn't the snow make everything seem magical? I'm so happy for you!...Ok and just a little jealous too *winks* We had a nice WET Christmas in the Pacific Northwest *sighs* Vanna

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  14. I hope you don't have as much as we have today. But it does make a nice holiday. We'll try going out tomorrow -- hope you were able to brave the elements already. Happy New Year. Jane

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  15. It was magical wasn't it! The snow is almost gone from my front yard since we get lots of sun there but I still have plenty in the backyard.

    Manuela

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  16. I so love seeing your cats in action. They are so pretty. I rescue animals so whenever I see well loved cats in excellent homes it warms my heart.

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  17. I've just had the most wonderfully relaxing time exploring your blog and enjoying the beautiful music. Thank you for a most lovely experience and Happy New Year from a new follower.

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  18. That is a beautiful metamorphosis and I'm so glad you got to enjoy your first White Christmas. Even living in Michigan having a White Christmas is always a special treat. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Well, I am glad your dream came true, :)
    I understand, the novelty! It is pretty bad here, no mail, no RR service. Glad I have nowhere to go!
    Enjoy your white stuff!

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  20. I've had enough of the stuff for this year but I am glad you are enjoying it. I'm always sad to see the Fall leave. Love the photos of the cats and especially Baby Kitty & Isabella play-fighting. So cute! Happy New Year, Deb. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  21. It was simply amazing! So nice to have a white Christmas in South Carolina. Looks like you enjoyed it as well.

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  22. Love your photographs! I was born and raised in NY and I know there is a 1 in 7 chance of having it snow on Christmas. Now I live in South Carolina (not far from Debbie) and I can't even image what the odds are to have snow here in the south! Pretty amazing!!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  23. Hi Debbie! I love your snow!! Your home looks so pretty in the snow. Love the looks on your little kitty's faces! But my favorite snap is the one with them playing by the fire.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

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  25. What a wonderful first snow!
    Happy New Year!!

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  26. I adored the cat pictures. Happy New Year!
    Joyce M

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  27. It must be a very very very EXCITING Christmas for you and your family. The cats keeping warm I see near the fire. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  28. I'm so glad you were able to have a white Christmas, it certainly makes the world more beautiful, doesn't it. I love snow! Happy New Year!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  29. Beautiful photos and your precious cats are gorgeous. Happy New Year.

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  30. So pretty! I'm in with the Kitties ... We don't do cold! :)

    Happy New year!

    ~Liz

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  31. Debbie, I can always count on you for fantastic photo's..always! How I miss having cats. They were always a constant source of fun.
    And the snow. I wanted to take a bite of it. Lovely. Thank you so much for all you give us. Happy New Year and lots of hugs! :)
    Mona

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie