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the KWH iPad Show #30 💜 November snOw

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Hello & Welcome
to my 30th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is the season’s first snowfall…
as seen through the eye of my iPad 🙂

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Hey there…
We’ve got snow!

It’s that snowy time of the year once again, here at the 53rd parallel north on the Canadian prairies. And awe shucks, I haven’t even blogged about my summer or autumn photos… yet!

This year’s first foot of flakey blanketing white fluff arrived Monday morning and continued to fall hard for us until Tuesday afternoon. It’s our first real snowfall since “snow angel” neighbour Randy moved away. And while my husband’s HPP medication is definitely showing signs of healing ((( yay, God heard and is answering our prayers!!! ))) he’s still on crutches. So, this 2015/16 season of snow shovelling is in my hands, which is totally okay. After these past few years of not having to shovel, my nimble knitting muscles are about due for a workout anyway 😉

The first snowfall is always the prettiest. Yet these (now less than 8 hours) short days leading up to winter solstice can be a challenge, when trying to capture glimmers of glistening fresh snowy magic. And so, my trusty iPad and I have been keeping one eye on the sky and a finger on the camera trigger!

Forecasters have predicted we’ll have another winter like last year… And that sounds good to me, since last year was mild! Whatever the case, I’m sure the snow will stick around until mid-to-late April—just like it always does :-/ 🙂 ❤

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Snow-fully yours… ♥ Jackie


44 responses

  1. It looks fantastic. I’d happily swap it for the constant rain here.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    November 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

    • Thanks David 🙂 We swapped our rainy west coast of souther British Columbia weather for prairie sunshine in 2009… And the first thing we never missed was all that rain!!! Hope today is sunny where you are! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      • Nope, total downpour.I was so drenched going to hospital they offered to book a bed for pneumonia. 3 weeks to get snow for Christmas xxx

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        November 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        • Yikes, gotta keep dry! That reminds me of when we lived in BC and I used to pack an extra pair of socks for the bus ride to work. Umbrellas were just part of the wardrobe and/or a towel to dry my hair… LoL … At least snowbanks just sit still until they melt 😉 I hope you get to see some snow in time for Christmas! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          November 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

  2. Such a Beautiful post…Happy to hear about your Husband…I will keep you both in my prayers too…I know from experience it helps. We got our first snow this week too… I’m not as sure if I’m ready for it yet. You are being Heard!

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    November 30, 2015 at 10:48 am

    • Thanks Bea 🙂 I hear ya, about the snow… Few of us are ever really ready for it. Still, I do love winter’s clear blue skies! Prayer helps everything and you are in my prayers, as well ❤ Thanks for hearing and praying! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      November 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm

  3. just love your pictures of snow!!!

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    November 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

  4. Wow, I loved your photos, so very stunning. It looks so very pretty. Take care and enjoy, stay warm and safe. 🙂

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    December 1, 2015 at 3:07 am

    • Thanks snOw much! ‘Guess that’s one sight you’ll never expect to see in South Africa, right? 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      • lol. We get very little snow in Johannesburg. Maybe a light dusting every 10 years, if we are really lucky. 🙂
        If you take a drive to the mountains further south, you do get the snow. Its a drive worth it!

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        December 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

        • Truly, our climates are like night/day… You have to drive to the mountains, while we simply step outside and into the snow! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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          December 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm

          • 🙂 True. I think I love snow so much since we really have to make the effort to enjoy it. I guess it would be different if it snowed here regularly.
            You enjoy some snow this winter on my behalf. 🙂

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            December 3, 2015 at 3:37 am

            • Shall do 🙂 and that is true… Snow is lots of fun, apart from freezing temps (which nobody really likes). I’d like it more if we were surrounded by it for less than 5 months at a time. But so far, so good… currently a wee bit of melting and balmy +2ºC 🙂 ♥ ❤

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              December 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm

              • Your weather has indeed been very mild this winter, so far so good. I think you are going to have a pleasant winter, and not too cold, judging by the weather now. Its cooler here, no more heat wave warnings, and we have had a bit of rain, hoping for a lot more. 🙂

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                December 4, 2015 at 12:01 am

                • Here’s hoping for pleasant weather with sufficient rain there and mild temps here! I’ve just checked your forecast and had to smile because what you call “cool” is downright hot summer weather, to me 😉 🙂 ♥ ❤

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                  December 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

                  • Thank you so much. We do need the rain, and wont mind at all.
                    It is “cool” today, however we have been warmed it will get got again, and the weather services have issued a “heatwave” warning for during the week. 🙂
                    We are in for a really hot vacation. 🙂
                    Take care.

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                    December 7, 2015 at 12:41 am

  5. Glad your husband is starting to get better ,just lighting a candle

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    December 1, 2015 at 7:24 am

    • Thank you so much 🙂 Healing will take time, but the process has finally begun! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm

  6. Jackie, simply love the photos. We hardly get any snow here in Ireland. I can’t imagine having as much of it as you do.

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    December 2, 2015 at 11:02 am

    • So glad you enjoyed my photos, Jean 🙂 This is only the beginning, for us… There’s plenty more where this came from! 😉 :-/ 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  7. Would I ever get used to it? At this time of year I praise the Lord I’m not Canadian. 🙂 I mean, I know it’s pretty in photos but I’m so happy to just admire from afar. Hope hubby recovers enough to help you out in a while.

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    December 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    • Hahaha …awe Jo… ‘guess we can’t all be Canadian, then 😉 … LoL …I’m happy just knowing you’re in the “audience” 🙂 Truly? I’d likely miss it, but wouldn’t mind trying the expat life somewhere sans snow to see for sure! This week’s +Cº temps have managed some melting, so that’s nice 🙂
      Thank you very much for your support in hubby’s hope to one day toss those crutches in exchange for a shovel and/or golf clubs… Slowly yet surely, that day will come! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm

  8. I am so envious Jackie!! Snow!!! Lucky you and the photos are gorgeous! Garfield hugs 🙂

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    December 6, 2015 at 12:02 am

    • Thanks G-hug 🙂 Your tropical climate is one of our favourite daydreams, believe me!!! 😀
      Mild/sunny weather has melted most of our snow, but there’ll be plenty more where that came from! Please send self-addressed stamped envelope and I’ll be snOw happy to send you some 😉 ♥ ❤

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      December 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      • Aww…that is so sweet of you and here I am sending rays of sunshine to warm you and yours’ hearts 😀
        Heaping loads of Garfield hugs and trust me, I have some 475 stuffed Garfield toys LOL!

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        December 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

  9. Beautiful pics! Looks like this year I’ll be experiencing this again for the first time in YEARS! So glad to hear hubby’s healing is coming along positively. God Bless! 🙂

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    December 6, 2015 at 5:33 am

    • Thank you, Linda 🙂 I hope your “again for the first time” Christmas in the snow (with your ancestors) will be merry and bright! Indeed, this year is a bit brighter for us… As we are so relieved to finally see a glimmer of hope, where hubby’s HPP had us feeling increasingly hopeless… Praise the Lord! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

  10. There is always something magical about the first snow of the season. ❤

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    December 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    • Yup! Snow tends to lose its charm by the end of the (approx 5-month) season :-/ But the first snowfall is always charming! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  11. Great pictures. Lucky you. I also love the ghosts, great idea with the glowsticks 🙂

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    December 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    • Thanks Inese 🙂 Yeah, the snow-ghosts are (literally) a cool idea 😉 The snow’s more than half melted, but it’d be funny to conjure up some glowsticks and try making ’em 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  12. Pretty! We just get a lot of rain here in Oregon 🙂

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    • Thanks eurobrat 🙂 Ah yes… we moved here from near Vancouver, BC and do remember all that winterful coastal rain 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      December 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

  13. Lovely snow photos – just like in Finland in winter!

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    May 21, 2016 at 4:40 am

    • Thanks Sartenada 🙂 Yup, we’re nearly as far north as you! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      May 22, 2016 at 2:35 am

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