11 November 2011

first snow.

on wednesday the hardier folk among us (otherwise known as not me) braved the bluster and cold and combed our lawn into crunchy piles.

there may have been jumping and burrowing involved.



[zee camped out under the umbrella and retracted into his shell whenever i swung the camera his way.]





then yesterday evening my madre’s deepest yearning came true:




it began as a light salting, and the kiddos (plus the grandma and great-aunt from hawaii) shrieked SNOW! and clambered into mittens and coats. and then the bowl of sky split wide and snow swarmed thick around us and we shivery-danced in the first official dousing of november.












the small folk and i are bound to have a change of heart come january, but right now? we* are crazy in love.





*i have no photographic proof for you, but believe you me that little m was not one bit amused with this frigid weathery stuff. he might be in for a disappointing six months.

16 comments:

happygirl said...

Isn't it fun to have a little snow? I'm going to say, I'm with m on snow. While all the other piggies are frolicking in snow, have m give me a call. :)

TheUnSoccerMom said...

I'm with little M... no snow for me thank you. ;o)

Very, very rarely do we get that magical dusting... but a couple of years ago in Feb, we got at least an inch or two. it.was.chaos. seriously. ;o)

I'm Hannah said...

it just snowed for us too, and WE LOVED IT!!!

great pictures!

Brandee Shafer said...

Your photos are ABSOLUTELY INCOMPARABLE. There are others with incredible eyes, but no one else has this same one. I'm thanking God for it, today.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are gorgeous. I'm with m! Hopefully he will adjust better than I did. Pure magic those pics. Love every one.

Carolyn said...

Nic-
as always I love your pics but it's the wonderful way you piece words together that I most look forward to as I see you have a new post. Your text reads like A.A. Milne-bouncy and woodsy and yummy in the tummy. Thanks for the delight and inspiration you share with each new post.

btw... I recently spent the day with my Aunt Merla and Uncle Bob Marsh (from the Denver area) and mentioned your blog and your Mililani roots and they retold me (I think I had heard this before) that they were the tenth family to move in Mililani when it first came into being.

kendal said...

snow. and so early. i'm a bit farther south....i love that you love it. i never tire of hearing about your kids, and saying a prayer for little m right now as he faces winter....

lulu and family said...

awesome! beautiful! what a wonderful celebraating of the start of soft white flakes!

EveryChapter said...

Oh it's beautiful! (although I agree with little M, I'm a San Diego girl through and through and snow is just something you visit occasionally). :)

Michelle said...

Oh, I so wish I lived somewhere where it snowed. I did live in Jindabyne for a little while (not quite as cold as where you live) and I LOVED it when it snowed. I adore cold weather, and yet, here I live, in a place that is beautiful (warm/cool) for 8 months of the year and then stinking, humid hot for the other 4. We are in the stinking hot cycle now. I have no air-conditioning, but I do have a swimming pool...which I think I should go visit instead of reading blogs, LOL! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful, her joy shines through her beautiful eyes.

Captain Murdock said...

Oh how I love the first snow. Praying little M grows to love it too!

I love, love, love the snow. It is exhilarating and makes spring so much the sweeter.

hannah singer said...

something about the first snow. surprisingly, so far, only a brief teaser here in north dakota. it is alteady quite chilly.

i love the moments you captured, joyous!

bless little m. long winter is hard. it can be fun, too! praying he finds all the fun, and soaks up the cozy season with ease.

always praying. xo

lauren said...

ser.ious.ly. please come photograph my life. do you have a coffee table book? because you should. really. i adore the way your heart and eyes converge and make this beautiful thing-- called a blog post. ;)

rahel said...

How beautiful! I love to watch snowfall- there's something so peaceful and calming in it (mostly. It would be lovely to get some snow this winter here too... this happens only every 15 years or more...
I hope that M will soon also find some joy in this white stuff...

emily wierenga said...

oh i'm sad little m didn't like it... he seems a tough little dude to get through to; i am praying nic. i love that you did a shivery dance and i pray that in spite of all of the struggles with m, that you are still able to feel the love of God wrapping you tight. i think of you often. e.

Jorth! said...

Wish I was there!