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The snow day without any snow

November 15, 2014


Buddy on the mantel again


Sally watching the fire

Our big blizzard...lamesauce!

Today was supposed to be amazing.  They were predicting 3-5 inches of snow.  I spent all day yesterday running around, gathering supplies to make sure we had everything we needed to stay well-fed, warm, and entertained for the next few days.  I bought firewood, popcorn, good beer, and the snuggliest sweater.  We were ready to be snowed in.

The snow was supposed to start around 9 or 10 this morning.  I wanted to wait until it started before taking outfit pictures, but by 10:30 I couldn’t wait any longer.  Just as we went out on the deck, the first few flakes began to fall.  A few minutes after we came back inside, big fat flakes started to fall.  A lot of them, coming down really fast.  It was so beautiful!  In hindsight, I wish that I’d grabbed my camera and run to the window to capture them — but I didn’t, because I thought it was just the beginning of our beautiful mini-blizzard.

Five minutes later, while Flavio was downstairs building a cozy blaze in our newly-functional fireplace, the snow stopped.  We got a few more flurries a couple hours later, but what you see on the leaves there is pretty much the sum total of our first snowfall.  What a letdown!  I’m sure we’ll get plenty of snow this winter, but there’s nothing quite as special as the First Snow…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2014 5:03 am

    I’m always let down when they say we are going to get snow and not much happens. I am even that way in March when everyone else is sick of it. I was hoping for more this past Friday. I just hope we get a bunch from Christmas. Now I am off to Tumblr to see your outfit from yesterday 🙂

    • whitney marie permalink*
      November 16, 2014 12:07 pm

      I’m not a big fan of snow if I have to go somewhere, because I hate driving in it, but I love being snowed in! We did end up getting a little more snow overnight, but not much. And they got a lot more in my hometown, which has made me very jealous and homesick. I have very mixed feelings about snow at Christmas — I love the idea of it, but just thinking about driving home to visit family (150 miles away) gives me hives. Last year we got snow at Christmas and I ended up missing out on celebrating with my family. But then my mom came to visit after Christmas, and I got to go home in early January, and meanwhile my husband & I had a very quiet and cozy holiday at home — so it all worked out, I guess 🙂

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