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And snow it begins… setting eyes upon wintery skies ♥


Snowy front yard.

Click image to see my autumn/winter
photos posted from this time last year 🙂

BIG thanks to our kindhearted “mystery”
neighbour (we’re not sure who it was),
for clearing the snow from our driveway!
That was such a pleasant surprise!

‘Tis the start of another season to be jolly about snow shovels and bundling-up in woolly layers to go outdoors for work or play… Fa-la-la-laaa… Yup, snowy days are here again! Time to get the fleece out & put snow tires on the car & spread the bed with flannel & fire-up the furnace!

Still, the snowy white landscape makes everything look bright at night. Plus it looks quite pretty with the sunny blue sky, wouldn’t you say? ‘Guess that’s all white 😉 And do you know what else? It snowed Friday night and we slept-in Saturday morning… waking up to see that a kindhearted “mystery” neighbour had already cleared our driveway! It’s pretty cool—and not a bit flaky—knowing we have neighbours willing to do that!

Well it’s not too frightfully cold—yet, here on the minus end of the mid-November thermometer. But, golly gee whiz… how can it already feel like winter when I haven’t even blogged my autumn foliage and daylily garden bouquet photos yet?!? Hmmm… it might feel warm ‘n fuzzy to post them mid-winter? Yeah, that might be just the ticket to a momentary “mind-cation” escape from the snow 🙂 

For now, set your eyes
upon these wintery skies! ♥ Jackie

 

 

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43 responses

  1. Beautiful, beautiful snowy pictures. Hope you’re warm inside, knitting.

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    November 19, 2014 at 1:56 am

    • Thanks TTY 🙂 Fresh snow is always pretty! Even the ice is nice to look at, whilst knitting inside 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

  2. I bet it’s going to be a white Christmas this year. What a lovely season you have in your country. ❤️

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    November 19, 2014 at 4:16 am

    • Yup, we always have a white Christmas! Sometimes we dream about a green/exotic Christmas like yours 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  3. Your snow pictures are so beautiful.

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    November 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

  4. Gorgeous photos. Stay warm and cosy!

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    November 20, 2014 at 1:41 am

  5. Such gorgeous pictures! We also had a dusting of snow…my favorite picture is the one of the sun in the center of the tree branches! Stay warm!!

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    November 21, 2014 at 6:39 am

    • Thank You 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed my photos! That one is my favourite too—caught the sun at just the right moment for a bit of glistening snowy detail. Will your snow last until next week? Wishing you an early Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

  6. Seriously beautiful!

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    November 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

  7. These are lovely, I think the first snow is always lovely, but it does tend to hang around a little too long!, thankfully we don’t usually get too much here in Ireland, though when it does snow, we are all totally unprepared, and chaos ensues!

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    November 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

    • Yup, the first snow is definitely the loveliest 🙂 But then around here, it keeps coming and ends up staying for pretty well half the year :-/ How long does the snow tend to stick around in your area? Do you have any photos of Ireland in the snow? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      • Hi, Ireland hasn’t had any snow for the past three years,so no photos at the moment but it is forecast for this winter so watch this y!

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        November 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        • Wow, 3 years without any snow… In my entire life, I’ve never experienced a whole year without snow! It will be interesting to see if Ireland manages to get any snow this year! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          November 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  8. Stunning pictures, I will be thinking of you under your white winter blanket. xx

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    November 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

  9. You have changed things up a bit. I almost did not recognize the site at first, but the pictures are really nice! We had rain here today–actually off and on most all day then right before time for sunset, the sun came out and we had blue skies and a rainbow–not just any ordinary rainbow but a full one with all the colors. Less than half an hour later it was dark.

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    November 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    • Thanks Beth 🙂 Oh wow, that rainbow sounds amazing! There’s just nothing that can compare to a vibrant rainbow, especially after all that rain 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  10. ohhhh.. is really beautiful.. and a blanket of white snow.. 😀 totally LOVE it.. okie.. I’ve seen the weather reports that somewhere in US, it had like 2 meter of snow.. not sure if that’s true.. emmm… keep warm my friend.. 😉

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    November 24, 2014 at 1:09 am

    • Snow glad you like ’em, Angela 😉 Pics like these are likely as close as you’ll get to snow this winter, eh?
      And yes, a massive lake-effect snow storm did indeed bury Buffalo, NY in an entire winter’s worth of snow… yikes!!! And now, all that snow is melting… double-yikes!!!
      Interestingly, the Niagara Peninsula (see my “where we went this summer” blog post) is just 45 minutes north across the lake and accumulated only a few inches of already melted snow… Crazy weather! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  11. Obviously you don’t live in Buffalo!!!! Even enough beauty is enough beauty!!! Anyone living near the great lakes will be a bit cautious about snowfalls this year for sure.

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    November 24, 2014 at 6:20 am

    • Hi Carol 🙂 Yup, happy to be living here on the land-locked prairie landscape. We have 0% chance of lake-effect snow storms! Such crazy, wild weather—over there in the Buffalo area. And to think that just 45 minutes north across the lake in the Niagara Peninsula, our family says they received only a few inches of already-melted snow… Hope your area is having good weather 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  12. Wow, these are such beautiful pictures! ❤

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    November 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

  13. Weird question here- do you have an awd vehicle?

    I ask because snow and awd can make for some great, if very stupid, fun.
    🙂

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    November 28, 2014 at 12:38 am

    • LoL Ben, thanks for dropping by with this fun question 🙂 Our 12 year old Celica is fwd with snow tires for the winter. Lots of people do have awd/4wd, around here, though. But an icy highway can still have its way with them. For us, the aim is to keep from slipping ‘n sliding and avoid snow-stunt driving 😉 ♥ ❤

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      November 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

  14. Jackie, I think the orples are playing in your mud puddle. Could you help me find them please?

    http://orples.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/the-orples-first-snow/

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    December 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    • Hi Marcy 🙂 Yup, they were here and we had a (snow)ball 😉 Later on, we went indoors and they helped me with my DIY heart garland. It was so fun to have them here! I’ll be posting photos/instructions very soon 🙂

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      December 2, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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  16. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. May this years snow be crisp and crunchy and not turn soft and slushy!💃

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    December 9, 2014 at 1:35 am

    • Good to see you too, Barbara 🙂 Snow around here is normally light and fluffy. Today, with temperatures rising above the freezing mark, the snow is nice and sticky—perfect for building a snowman! Do you have snow there in Wales? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  17. I love the snow meandering across your blog page! 🙂

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    December 14, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    • Ah yes, WP’s bit of seasonal cheer! it’s fun with the dark background and snowy photos, ‘though seems a bit strange on the summer posts 😉 Do you have snow in Campbell River? ♥ ❤

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      December 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      • No, not yet…..

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        December 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        • And not likely either, right? We used to live in the Fraser Valley, where Christmas is normally wet 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          December 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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