Snapshots from the snow

It snowed! The first snow of the winter is always exciting, and it really is hard to beat fresh snow and blue skies.

It started snowing on Saturday morning, and snowed into Sunday morning.

Despite the snow falling heavily, my little girl was determined to get outside as soon as there was enough snow on the ground to build a snowman. So, come Saturday afternoon, while I listened to Christmas music and watched them from the warmth inside, she and her brother went out and built their first snowman of the winter. They got soaked, as the snow continued to fall, but they didn’t care.

It was snowing!

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The following day, we were back out by 8am.

There was something truly beautiful about the early morning sunshine glistening on the snow and my daughter was thrilled with the blanket of white.

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It was a winter wonderland, as the sun rose the snow looked beautiful against the blue skies.

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Unfortunately this early morning, powdery snow wasn’t right for snowmen, although my little girl did give it a good shot.

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It was good for throwing though!

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So, as there would be no snowman building that morning, my daughter set off to help her dad clear the driveway. And a good job she did too.

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Later in the afternoon, as the snow started to melt a little, it became stickier and perfect for snowman building. Snowman number two of the year was built!

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The snow can be disruptive and annoying, but it is also beautiful and the kids love it. As the winter goes on and the snow continues and lingers, I will try my very best to see it with my children’s eyes. As something magical and fun, not cold and wet.

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I hope you have enjoyed the snow if you’ve had some over the last week!

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
Eudora Welty

I began these ‘Snapshots’ posts over the summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.


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13 thoughts on “Snapshots from the snow”

  1. I marvel every year at the amount of snow you get. It seems to fall so thick and fast. Such gorgeous photos especially the bursting snowball. I’m still waiting to do the snow painting s you showed me years ago, my kids are now too grown up but I’m going to do it anyway when we finally have snow! For now a’ll stick to admiring your lovely snowy fun.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  2. That is some amazing, powdery snow. In our town in Surrey, UK we had a lot fall but it just wouldn’t settle as it had rained so it just turned to ice. Your pictures are beautiful. Sarah #CountryKids

  3. Such gorgeous photos, it looks like you had lots of fun in the snow! We had a great time in the snow here and my daughter was happy to have a couple of snow days so that she could make the most of the snow! #CountryKids

  4. I love the photo of the wee girl throwing snow into the air. That first snowfall of winter is magical. I’m glad we got to experience some this year too! Love the snowmen your children built. It is lovely to see snow through children’s eyes :-) #countrykids

  5. There is something so magical about snow. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get any at home so I now have a 5 year old wishing for snow … its even gone on his wish list from Father Christmas #CountryKids

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