We don't get any snow most years, so generally a little snow is very welcome. It mostly snows in the wee hours of the morning, surprising us when we wake. It generally melts before long so late risers don't always get to see the snow at all.
This Christmas Eve it snowed all day. It was the tiny flakes that were hard to distinguish from rain, so it wasn't pretty like it usually is with the big flakes. Bridges were closed and even some portions of some highways. Even some churches cancelled late night services.
Enough snow accumulated with the temperatures in the 20s that night to leave snow on the ground for Christmas Day. Driving to my brother's house takes us by fields used as pastures. It was like the pictures I'd seen. Snow lay across miles of fields, with drifts beside the road taking on interesting shapes. I kept thinking I needed to take photos, then realizing how boring pictures of snow would be to much of the Gather population.
I knew it was my first white Christmas, but checking I learned it was my mother's first white Christmas, too. The last time we had snow on the ground in our area was 1926, about a month before she was born. My mother is still enjoying many first times even at 82.
Have to wonder what 2010 has in store for us.