2008 the year the snow was GREAT!
WOW. Record snowfall here in Spokane, WA.
It is New Years eve, and looking back on a December to remember.
60 inches of snow in 17 days! A RECORD SNOWFALL for December in Spokane, WA since the dawning of the age of Aquarius. (Since records have been kept, I believe 1881) !
It is the best of times for playing and such. Watching the kids brings back magical memories of jumping off our second story house on Mission street when I was a youngster into a big snow!
I have hunkered down here at home, somewhat lazy, occasionally productive.
Pondering 2009, and what that will bring. Mainly I have been grateful to the bone that all of my kids were home safe and sound for Christmas.
Back to the record snowfall. A blanket of white. Looks warm, feels cold. Dogs love it so much when we walk them, they prance and bob in and out of snow drifts, pounce and puff through the mysterious playful and movable chilly stuff.
A dogs life, the life of Riley. Their golden fur looks so cozy and protective as we waltz along in our snow clothes, peeling off the layers as we go .
I am not sure if I like the snow, but I certainly love it in December. It can go away now, return to the sky for all I care, once the holidays pass.
But it will return, and here in God's country we never know quite when, or how much. We anticipate it with the most childlike wonder, and grudge it as we shovel.
Snow, come. Snow, go.
Perhaps next winter you could give us a little break, as you really outdid yourself this year. 2008-the snow was great.
MAGICAL MANITO PARK IN THE CENTER OF SPOKANE'S SCENIC SOUTH HILL!
That is my outdoor fireplace under that heap of snow! Cool, eh?!
Icicles hang overhead...beware!
BethAnn Long, REALTOR Tomlinson South Inc. 12/31/08 509-362-4607
BethAnn Long ~ Spokane Realtor- Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South Inc.
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