Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Book of Me Written By You~Prompt 15~Snow



I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:


This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 15 ~ Snow

Do you live in area where you routinely have snow?
How old were you when you first saw snow?
Do you remember it?
Did you make snowmen?
Throw Snowballs
Sledge Rides
What is the image that first came to mind when you read snow?
What does snow
feel like,
smell like
how do you see snow?

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I was twelve years old when I saw snow for the very first time. If I saw snow before that, I do not remember. I was in the seventh grade. The church group had a weekend trip to a cabin. I don't remember where the cabin actually was. I do remember seeing photos my friend had, but unfortunately I do not have any myself.

Living in central California, we do not typically get snow, at least at sea level, where I live. Up in the surrounding mountains you will see snow on occasion and once every several decades we may have a surprise bit of snow around the yard.

These photos I took in 2009 of the snow in our surrounding hills/mountains.


 The photo above was taken as we were heading towards the country, out of town.


You will notice how dry our hills are in December. This year is much the same, I do not ever remember needing to water plants on New Year's Day, but that is the case this year unless we have a sudden burst of rain within the next 24 hours.


This view is more from the country area of town.


And this is maybe 10 minutes from my house, in the hills, with the windmills.


When I think of snow, of course I think wet and cold. That is how it felt too the first time I was in it, cold and wet. I am grateful I do not live where it snows all the time. I do not want to shovel or live where it snows. I think the novelty would wear off real fast. The beauty of living in California is that, you can travel to snow within an hour when the time is right and if you so wish. Or, you can travel to the beach and ocean within an hour from most places in central California.

I remember making snowballs and riding in a sled when I first played in snow. I seem to remember that I preferred to stay in the cabin also, where it was warmer. My ideas of snow don't seem to have changed much over the years. I LOVE looking at it, especially at a distance, it is beautiful. I just prefer not to be in it.

Here are a few more photos I took in December 2009. We do get some beautiful views. Just as I like it, views!


 Driving through town.


Also from town.


In town also, but the mountains are more distant, and the trees are still a bit red.

Don't think we will see snow this year, we need to at least have rain first!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 




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