I LIVE WHERE THE SUN SHINES......BUT I HAVE SEEN SNOW!!!!



At the moment I know most of the U.S. is covered in snow of record proportions.  Just thought I would share the fact that I meaning "moi" have been snow bound on a few occasions.  LOL Well....maybe not a few - but one time!!!! 


My husband and I do some motor homing in the summer, and often we will head to the West coast.  This particular year we were heading to Big Bear Lake in California,
If you have ever been to Big Bear, you must understand the road is quite twisty and windy on the drive up there.

We left on a very nice sunny day and got up there with the sun shining.  The next morning we woke up to this.


Needless to say I was a little shocked.....but Mr. Cool said not to worry;  we had plenty of fuel and enough food to last the length of the storm.  



We ended up having to stay 2 extra days; but we loved every minute of it.  Our dog Sophie had never seen snow so she would romp and run and bury her head completely in the stuff.


So even though I don't live where it snows; I can truly appreciate the magical wonderland it creates when you wake up to a freshly fallen snowfall.

I know the trouble starts when it begins to melt and all you have is brown sludge; but - OH MY- HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS AFTER IT HAS FALLEN AND EVERYTHING IS DEADLY STILL AND YOU FEEL LIKE THE UNIVERSE HAS COVERED YOU WITH A BLANKET OF THE SOFTEST COTTON YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!

Blessings to all of you dear friends,

Jo


Comments

  1. Wonderful Post, I want to Motor home Too~ I Hope & Pray that One Day (soon) God will bring Me a Man & We can Travel this Beautiful Country of Ours ~ I want to see the Grand Canyon again, Maine in the Fall & Somewhere Warm in the Winter..... Please God, Bring Him Quick~

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  2. Josette, my brother lives between Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. Lots and lots of snow.
    I posted pics on my blog about mid-February.
    He said they had between 6 to 10 FEET of snow.
    Had to shovel the snow off the roof of the house and garage. He's lived up there for about twenty years.
    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  3. Hi Jo, beautiful photos... however, I do like seeing your flowers better! I am sooo anxious for Spring! We get soooo much snow here in Utah!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. How beautiful and ethereal that snow truly is. Glad you had fun at Big Bear and were prepared for your extended stay.

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  5. yes, it is lovely then....when fresh and unsoiled...i shall try to keep that vision!

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  6. I love how you describe snow as that big soft blanket. That's the way I see it and I see way too much of it here in the Midwest!! I would say that with motor homing, you get to see a lot of different things and this was one of those great surprises. And shhhhhhh...I LOVE to get snowed in! Something exciting about it! ;-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. What a lovely post...your words are wonderful and you seem so happy and thankful for all that you have....thanks for inspiring me today. Enjoy the snow! xoxo

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  8. Hi Jo, I've had grand kids all weekend so haven't had much time to blog, Had to come catch up though and need to tell you what a touching post you did before this one...loved it. And this one speaks volumes on the beauty we miss. I live where there's more winter season than any other. We still have Novembers snow on the ground but it's melting now..into the sludge (o:
    I'd love to be able to see the country in a motor home. There's so much out there....
    So you enjoy yours no matter where it takes you.

    Have a great Sunday and I'll check back soon.

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  9. Hi, tank you very much for your lovely comment!Me too, so glad to find you! Your blog is so beautiful too!!! See you soon.
    Warm hugs

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  10. Dearest Jo,

    How kind of you to come by and spend a moment with me for my anniversary! We truly are blessed and enjoy our lives together. It looks like you and your husband enjoy traveling! So do we....from California to Massachusetts to Minnesota, we have lived in the most beautiful areas. Our travels in Europe as well have left us many wonderful memories.

    Have a lovely week, and your blog is stunning! Anita

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  11. Hello,dear Jo!-)*

    Such a wonderful post!I enjoyed it very much,your photos are SO mistique...

    Here in Netherland are crocus and little snew flowers says ''goodday''for us and the snew is go on!-)))

    Have a warm,nice sunday,

    Love and care,

    ***Violetta***

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  12. Thank you for visiting my prose ~Cradle of Solitude~....it is a joy to have you there :)

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  13. Those photos of the snow are beautiful, Jo. We live in similar climates as I'm in San Diego....of course, we don't get as hot here as you do.
    May I tell you that I LOVE your blog and all the beautiful photos you have of your roses, tulips etc. and the all the other photos you have on your side bar.....FABULOUS.
    BTW, I'm glad that you were able to find my blog!!!!

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  14. Hi Jo! I love those photos. That is a beautiful treatment. Stay cozy.

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  15. Yes, we in the North do complain a lot about snow. But we also know it is beautiful. Well, for sitting inside a cozy room and looking out at. ,-)

    Glad you and your doggie got to experience snow!

    Gentle hugs...

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful images! Kind of a nice surprise, huh? :-)

    YES, if you come to Kerrville you MUST contact me, I'd love to meet you!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Anne

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  17. So lovely when the snow comes and stays for only a short time as that is the magic of it. Any longer, and people start to get tired of it quickly. I'm from the south, so have never lived in snow or had to deal with it on a daily basis. Every other year for Christmas, we would go to Ohio and Michigan and I LOVED visiting the snow. Was always nice to go back home to warmth though. Many blessings to you and yours for a bright and beautiful week! :) Tammy

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  18. Living in So. Cali, I've been to Big Bear a lot and even though I despise snow...I've gone for my kids sake. I'm the one in the cabin sippin' hot tea. It's beautiful though.

    tootles,
    bunny

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  19. I love it when it snows a lot and have no choice but to stay inside with a cup of hot cocoa and gaze out the window at the sparkling white streets and crystallized tree branches. No matter where you live and who hasn't mowed their front yard, a fresh coat of snow adds a touch of unity and beauty.

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  20. just discovered your blog, and hope to come back again, cannot see where to follow tho.... love your pace of writing and all the subjects you choose, a girl after my own heart I think.... anyway, have a good weekend with your loved ones..J

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