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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

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First thing I do when I wake in the morning up in the high mountains of Idaho is close the window. The window is on my side of the bed, and it’s open only about an inch, maybe a half-inch,  but baby, it’s cold outside. Would you believe 3 degrees? Would you believe no insulation in the walls of our condo? The cold air simply pours into the room, like a torrential river. I’m talking cold. Oh, you ask “Why keep the window open?”  Because my husband loves the bedroom to be cold at night. Right. But the window is on my side of the bed. Anyway, I leap out of bed, firmly close the window, then peek through the blinds to see if it has snowed during the night. That is my big excitement. I look out to check the deck railings, the barbecue, the walkway. Did we get new snow? How much?

Yes!!!! The first really big snowfall of the year and it’s swirling around. The men with the snow plows are clearing the walkways and shoveling our decks so we will not break our necks.

Men plowing snow

I quickly pull on my long socks, fleece bathrobe, warm pajama bottoms, L.L.Bean slippers and awaken my husband to share my excitement about the newly fallen snow. I then insist he go out into the cold and take photos for my blog. Now, I usually take my own photos, but it’s cold out there and I don’t want any part of it. So it’s 7AM, 3 degrees and not very much light. He puts on his robe, boots, socks and I have no idea what else and like the manly man he is, takes these photos for me. So, thank you, Honey.

pine tree with snow Pretty gutsy of me to let him take a picture looking like this, don’t you think? He made me do it.  Insisted I share the moment with him!

Sandy in the snow

Here in Idaho, you can hear the men all talking about how they woke up in the morning and spent an hour clearing the snow. Back in the big city, the talk is all about  golf, here it’s all about plowing snow.

Willows with snow

How do you stay warm when it’s so cold? Well, the first layer is usually a  cotton turtleneck, with a fleece vest, a fleece jacket, then finally fleece pants with long warm socks. And this is only for breakfast inside our condo.

Fireplace in our condo The other thing I’ve learned is that wool socks keep your feet warm, but cashmere socks keep your feet even warmer, or do I just like the luxurious feel of them? Now, there is one really good thing about the freezing weather, my hair stays straight. There is no moisture in the air. It’s frozen dry, so I don’t look like Queen Elizabeth.

Later, we go to the parking lot and I delight at the amount of snow that has accumulated on our car. My husband wasn’t as thrilled as I was because he had to remove all the snow so we could go to the market. We call this quality time!

car covered with snow

Sandy in front of car

That’s me. Mountain Mama. Brrrrrrrrrrr.

 

 

 

All images appearing on Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! are the expressed property of Sandra Sallin. All rights reserved. In other words, don’t steal it!



  • Harriet - You’re there and I’m not?
    Great photos, Bob… Oh, how I miss being home!ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Where are you? We just arrived to the snow and freezing weather.ReplyCancel

  • Randy Hyde - OMG, I can’t wait to be there!! Thanks for the teaser!ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Bring warm layers! We’re talking cold!!!! Looking forward to lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • SilverFoxyBlog - I am so jealous, this is the only time of the year I miss New England. Pictures are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • sandra - I thank you for my husband. He really is a good photographer. I learn lots from him.ReplyCancel

  • hollysue - It looks wonderful there!! Have a great time. Let’s facetime with you/matty and me/turbo.ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Would love to Holly. Thanks for reading and commenting.ReplyCancel

  • thecraftypioneer - Oh I love your photos and wish I could spend Christmas there! I am in Australia, so very different here!ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Well, I must admit, it’s pretty beautiful up here. Actually gorgeous. Does Australia ever get snow? Sorry I’m so ill informed.ReplyCancel

      • thecraftypioneer - Yes indeed – there are ski resorts here but somewhat limited compared to other parts of the world. Christmas time is mid summer here which takes a bit of getting used to if you’re from the northern hemisphere as I am.ReplyCancel

        • sandra - Yes, I went to your website craftypioneer, and saw you with your friends in the bright sun! We can get that kind of weather in Southern California sometimes. Very disconcerting.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Oh, I so enjoy reading your posts! Thanks for sharing the snow with us and to Bob for taking these beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful time in Sun Valley and enjoy the snow!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - What beautiful photos! And you look snow-perfect, say I.ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Glad you enjoyed the photos and I’m relieved to pass muster on my outfit. Phew!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I had to click on the image of the snow, ice, and the lamp. I knew you would have a positive spin on how bold winter has been this year! It made me appreciate the deep snow that has built up here in Wisconsin over the past two months. I admire your fireplace and mantle. It makes me want to rearrange ours now. Always a pleasure to read your work, Sandra!ReplyCancel

    • sandra - Thanks Jean. Glad you liked my take on the snow. It’s cold out there.ReplyCancel

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