Winter Solstice 2016

Today is officially the first day of Winter — the Winter Solstice — although the snow and below-freezing temperatures arrived two weeks ago. The first snowfall was powdery and dusted everything in the picturesque way that my imagination always likes to remember.

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First 2016 snowfall — the back deck at Wildwood

Unfortunately this is the mild west coast of Canada and before long the reality of our winter always hits. This week temperatures have been climbing, and thick wet flakes quickly doubled the amount shown here before changing to rain showers. Now we have ten inches of snow packing down under an icy crust and it will probably all wash away before Christmas.

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Icy snow crystals melting on the windshield

Still, on this first day of Winter, it’s beautiful to look at from indoors. This is what I’ll try and remember when it all turns to slush and mud.

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We’re preparing hearts and home
for the coming celebration.

May rich blessings be yours this Christmastime!

~  ~  ~

 

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3 thoughts on “Winter Solstice 2016

  1. As a northern Canadian, I understand how beautiful winter can be. Yet, here I sit under a hot sun, lavishing the smells and emotions of Bucerias. And while I love it here, I am first and foremost Canadian. Beautiful photos, Carol. You made me homesick … for a minute. LOL

  2. Darlene says:

    It does look so lovely but I am glad I missed the snow on the west coast as it is always so difficult to get around in. Have a wonderful Christmas, Carol.

  3. pastordt says:

    Wonderful photos! Almost, I said ALMOST, makes me wish for snow. :>)

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