December 25, 2010

White Christmas

Snow falling

Snow flakes had been falling on and off on Christmas day, but it wasn't until time for evening chores that it started to really come down.

Flash shot of snow falling

As a kid growing up in northern Illinois, I used to hope, wish, and pray for a white Christmas. I don't know why, but a white Christmas seemed truly magical to a kid.

Fluffy snow flakes sticking to Jasmine's back

Usually though, our snow came in January through March, so a white Christmas was rare. I'm sure today's snow was a real treat for a lot of kids around here.

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you.

Our temperatures are still a bit above freezing, so I'm not sure what it will be like in the morning. At any rate, I hope you had a very happy holiday.

White Christmas © December 2010 Leigh at


Mr. H. said...

Merry Christmas.:) A little snow always makes it seem a bit more festive.

bspinner said...

Leigh Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you had a wonderful day!!
You are so right snow on Christmas day is so magical. We don't have any on the ground but from what the weather man tells us we'll be getting some tomorrow into Monday.
Pictures are lovely!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Hope you had a great Christmas day.

Woolly Bits said...

Leigh - happy christmas to all of you! I love the photo with the goats and Charlie, the way they look at the camera! like the animals in the stable....
we have a bit more snow, but maybe you're catching up over night? a thaw is finally forecast, but before it's going to be better it has to get worse - icy rain and black ice on the roads for a day or two. we'll see how we are going to start the new year:))

Mama Pea said...

Lovely snow for Christmas Day!

I grew up in northern Illinois, too. In Aurora, about 35 miles from Chicago. Is that anywhere near where you did?

Leigh said...

Mr. H, snow is nature's Christmas decoration. :)

Barb, I heard you all were in for quite a bit of "magic" of your own!

Jan, so good to hear from you! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Bettina, I couldn't believe they were all looking at me when I took that shot. As if to say, what in the world are you doing out there in that white stuff. LOL, I hope your weather behaves itself. Merry Christmas!

Mama Pea, I grew up a little farther east, in Lombard actually. My folks still live up there and so does my brother. Some things I miss, but not the cold!

Tami said...

Whooo Hoooo! SNOW! Just beautiful isn't it?

Ok...Now I'm ready for spring (grin).

m said...

Unusually, it has been below freezing here most of the time for a month here. Temperatures on our external thermometer in the past 24 hours have been between -3C (27F) and -13C (9F), although when we went out at lunchtime the car was only registering -1.5C.
We have some 5 day old snow, very little though, only about 2 cm (1 inch) making everything look bright.
We have my mother staying with us, but none of us are venturing out much as it is treacherous underfoot.

Lee said...

How lovely! I hope you had a very merry - and warm! - Christmas!