A Late White Christmas

On Christmas day we woke to a light sprinkling of snow on the ground. The whitening of the world did not last long. Mid-morning, the scene was dull brown once again.

A Balcony scene on Christmas Day. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Balcony scene on Christmas Day. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

But two days later, the world was winter-white. We were drawn to walk outside for a bit where we enjoyed the fresh, cool air and the pristine look of the world.

The winter park. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
The winter park. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The park was not completely covered with snow, but what there was added an extra dimension to the place.

A winter scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A winter scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The snow had covered everything. From rocks, to plants, to ground, to trees. The ground was just waiting to be disturbed by the laughter and play of children.

Planter powdered with snow. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Planter powdered with snow. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The Holiday planters received a new look – a look that suited them well. As did the fir trees that line the park.

A Winter Scene (3). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Winter Scene (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Benches that line the road for weary walkers, or for friends to sit and meet, were no longer in use. They will wait patiently until the warmer weather encourages people to use them again.

A Winter Scene (4). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Winter Bench. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I hope you enjoyed the walk in our neighbourhood after our first snowfall. It has snowed a little since, refreshing the covering on our ground. We still wait, though, for the snowstorms that will bring more inches of white and a population of snowmen.

What weather did you experience two days after Christmas?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

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52 thoughts on “A Late White Christmas

  1. It has been hot hot hot here, sun out every day. I can’t remember the last time we had rain. It is going to 41C here today, we are looking for a quite day, all the curtains drawn and the hope that the house doesn’t too hot too soon, but I think it is too late, I can feel it already. Your photos couldn’t have been posted at a more perfect time. They look so beautiful. I wish I was there. I would love to play in the snow. I have only been able to do that very rarely. Thank you Colline.

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    1. It is not pleasant to feel all that heat and not have the ability to escape it. I hope it rains soon so the you can cool down a little. I enjoy this time of year when it snows as it is not too cold yet and one can enjoy the beauty of the snow. Walking in the crisp, cool air is also the prefect way to escape the overheated living spaces we occupy.

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  2. Dull and brown … plus cold! Sounds like Cincinnati, but you get more cold. Several years ago we had the biggest, single-storm history for here … 17 inches … and except for the piles in parking lots, it was all gone about a week later.

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    1. Winter just does not seem right without snow. Last year we did not have much – and it was missed. I am hoping for more this year so I can enjoy the white scenery and the snowmen on front lawns 🙂

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  3. Please send us some snow here in Prague too. I would love to do some sliding.:) 2weeks before the Christmas we had about 3inch of snow I think, but then it disappeared quick. Until now our weather been grayish and rainy.:(

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        1. They absolutely love it! And when we go out walking together, I know it will take three times the length of time to reach our destination and they gamble in the snow on the way 🙂

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  4. I love when you take me back down memory lane to our shared home town. Well, shared in 2009 anyway. Isn’t the snow beautiful? I love the winter. I know. I’m a rare one, but I can’t understand why when it looks so lovely. And, yes I do have to shovel it, but I still enjoy it. One of the most peaceful things to do is shovel snow.

    Beautiful pictures, Colline. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Have not had the shovel experience yet 🙂
      And to be honest, I prefer the winter to have snow. Nothing more depressing, I find, to experience the extreme cold and not have it broken by white winter scenes.

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    1. I remember those Christmases. A day spent by the pool, or sitting under the shade of a tree. I have grown to enjoy our current ones too, huddles up nice and cozy in our home.

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  5. Very nice, Colline. We’ve yet to have any appreciable snow. An inch here, a dusting there, is all we’ve had. Around us though, they’ve been getting plenty of the white stuff. It is only a matter of time before it is our turn. 🙂

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  6. It has been somewhat decent in London these past few days. Miles and I have been enjoying our afternoon walks. Enjoy the snow for us. Miles loves the snow!

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    1. Do you normally get snow down there in Texas Alex? I always think of Texas as being hot and arid – guess watching those cowboy movies with my dad in my youth has influenced my belief!

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        1. I can imagine. People who experience snow on a yearly basis tend to be blasé about it. In fact, if there is not enough snow, the people here get upset as it affects their winter sports activities 🙂

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