Sunday, November 29, 2009

Up here in the north

we had a beautiful down pour of snow on Friday.
Thanksgiving was full of things to be thankful for. The food was plentiful, the company delightful.

After the snow on Friday, before the wind came on Saturday and blew it all away, I took a stroll up the road to grab some pictures. The sun doesn't rise here in the east ... at least in the winter or summer. This was sunrise at 10:43 a.m. on Saturday.

We are looking forward to Christmas. Did some online Black Friday shopping and then did hit a store or two on Friday for a few little things. I've decided that I'm doing online Christmas greetings this year. At least for now that is the decision. I will have some guilt feelings very shortly about not doing Christmas cards ... and then we'll see if I cave in or not.

Hoping all is well with all of you!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

While most people probably look at the snowy pictures in awe, drinking in the wintery season... I look at them, and can't wait for summer to come back! (I may be in luck! Its supposed to hit 50 deg tomorrow!)

I wonder if maybe I should move... head south a lil bit...


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Where is your MN spirit Charlie ;). I am one that does enjoy the change of seasons, including winter. The snowy mountain picture is beautiful.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the day. We DO have so much to be thankful for!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Head South, Charlie??? At least we can move snow around and add layers for the cold, but how does one move a tornado, hurricane or 8 to 10 inch rainfall? And how about the 110 - 120 degree temps? Texans cool off in the summer looking at a video of a snowblower at work clearing walks. For me, it's the 4 seasonos and some complaining in each of them.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I love the "and some complaining in each of them." Ya, we love the change of season, but it seems we still have to grumble a little when it is too hot, too cold, too wet, or too windy. :)

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fall: the changing of the leaves, the sign that things fade

Winter: the beauty of fresh fallen snow, the silence in the air

Spring: a new beginning, the sprouting of new blooms

Summer: the sound of the rain, the green-ness all around

Have to love the four seasons! The closets filled with flip-flops, mud boots, sorels, t-shirts, sweatshirts, parkas