Monday, October 31, 2011

October Snow?!

I have a real distrust for weather men. They have been proven wrong far to many times. When they start saying crazy stuff like several inches of snow in October, I won't be found running to the store for bread and milk. (Not to mention we don't buy bread and milk at the store any day of the year!)

But I may have become a believer, at least this one time. Like the rest of the east coast, we were dumped with cold white stuff that looked surprisingly like snow in October.

We had not even had a frost yet. The leaves have not fallen off the trees. Only a few days ago, my children were insisting on going barefooted outside. I thought the ground would be too warm for the snow to pile up. But it did.

Not a lot. But plenty for the children. They were absolutely ecstatic. Best of all, it was a Saturday. That means Dad was home and I wasn't forced to go out and play with them. Yes, I took photos from the doorway in the warmth of the house.

I could think of far better places to be than freezing my toes in slushy snow. Don't get me wrong, I love snow. It makes the world absolutely beautiful. I just like to enjoy it better from the indoors.

The children made two tiny snowmen themselves, then Ed helped them make a big snowman. I told the children to remember this day to tell their grandchildren they once made a snowman in October.

Then they joined Mom in the enjoyment of the fireplace. Ed says that the hours of work on this fireplace are beginning to be paid off. Thankfully, we didn't lose our power like many others.

Today, the snow if rapidly melting, leaving behind only a pile of snow gear, frozen flowers, and warm memories.


  1. I saw all this on the news last night. We had beautiful sunshine and yet I am 100's of km north of you. In two weeks we are heading your direction and really hope the snow holds off then.

  2. That is crazy! I guess I need to start watching the news!

  3. That is amazing and beautiful all at the same time! I can't wait for snow, however I am in TN so I might not see it until December even January. Send some our way! Its times like these that reminds me God is still in control! Hope you all are staying snug and warm!

  4. What a great time to enjoy your fireplace! :D {{ahhhhh}}

  5. Somehow my roses survived. They are still blooming today! I am now sure how they weathered the six inches of wet snow but they have. Now I wish I had taken a picture of them when they were covered in snow. Crazy weather!

  6. The snow was crazy but beautiful.

    Love your fireplace....always so warm and welcoming!!!

  7. I love that you told them to remember the October Snowman!!! Definitely something to tell to their children. =)

  8. We had 4 to 5 inches and it is still on the ground, though it has diminished some. One town in our state (NH) got over 31 inches of snow!

    What lovely photos of your fireplace! It's worth all the work already!

  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to enjoy snow from inside a warm home. We actually had snow here in Oct of last year - surprise!

  10. We left town just before the snow started to fly - my blog post today tells the reason why.

    Our power at home was out for two days according to our older son. Snow in October and our power out which is also rare!

    We are in sunny Florida!


  11. Quel chance une vie paisible dans un endroit merveilleux !!

    bisous de France

  12. That had to be the best way to break in that fireplace! How beautiful!

    I remember once as a child getting some snow the last day or two of October, so I always figure it's not outside the realm of possibility. At the same time we never got more than a couple inches- six felt like a blizzard, so these last couple years where it really piles up have been such a treat. Despite those years, I still go into the season only expecting those couple inches max each year :)

  13. Beautiful sight, though, seeing your kids enjoying that fire in your new room! :-) Sure seems to be working for you!

  14. Would love to try the lavendar/oatmeal. The candle is certainly interesting.


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