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First Snow of the Season

October 6, 2011

I woke up this morning to cold.  Beautiful, awesome, smells like winter, cold. It had rained during the night, and the clouds were still sitting really low on the mountains around my house.  I was sure there was snow under there.  And when I dropped Creamie off at preschool this is what I saw.  October 6, 2011 9:03 am.

October 6 9.03 am

I was so excited for the clouds to lift so I could see the peaks.  Mountain peaks covered with snow are one of my very very favorite things to look at.  But 2.5 hours later when I went to pick her up the clouds that had started to break and lift had changed their minds.

October 6 11.33 am

October 6, 2011 11:33 am.  The same view of the street.  It was snowing hard.  And it’s probably not cold enough for it to stick around for very long, but it sure is beautiful.

October 6 snowstorm

I should point out that last Friday it was 91 degrees (33 C).  It was so hot it broke records for this time of year.  And today it smells like winter and it just might warm up to 50 (10C).  Maybe.  It kind of feels like it is about to the freezing point out there, but I bet that is partly due to that nice wet snow that is dusting everything.  Quite a change for just 7 days.  It smells like winter outside and I can’t wait for the first hard frost that will kill all these pesky plants I am allergic to.  I woke up to snow and had the AC on last night because there is so many floaties in the air I am allergic to I can’t open the windows even a crack.  That right there? Totally Lame.  Hope your Thursday is fantastic, even if there is no snow.

PS- Out last snowstorm was on April 30th. I love that we can have snow for 7 months of the year.  And this year I don’t think all the snow completely melted out of the mountains.  I love it.  Also, thanks to a $60 antibiotic Creamie is finally well enough to go to school.  Which I also love.  And so does she.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2011 12:58 pm

    Wow, beautiful view! I prefer it a little warmer (although I didn’t enjoy the multiple days in triple digits this summer, also broke some records) so I think I’ll stick with Texas. But I don’t mind visiting Utah occationally for Quilt Market in the spring! I really just thought your blog post was going to be about powdered sugar or something. (I’m kinda jaded like that.) Thanks for sharing!

  2. October 6, 2011 1:40 pm

    The snow this morning ruined my hair. I hope you’re happy.


  3. October 6, 2011 2:23 pm

    I love where I live and all that, but you sure live in a beautiful place.

  4. October 6, 2011 3:03 pm

    Oh how lovely! I just love this time of year and I just regress in age at the slightest snow fall!

  5. October 6, 2011 3:20 pm

    Happy first snow day!!!!

  6. October 6, 2011 5:59 pm

    Thought of you today. Happy first day of snow to you guys! Glad Creamie has been able to go back to school.

  7. Liz Merrell permalink
    October 6, 2011 6:37 pm

    I LOVE your pictures and miss Utah so much!! Cait sent me pics today of snow in Idaho, but I didn’t know you all had it, too. You’re all so lucky to have wonderful beautiful seasons!
    I’m glad Creamie’s feeling better and I hope your hubbie’s job is all good. Sorry he’s been gone so much. Life. Enjoy your snow!

  8. October 6, 2011 7:00 pm

    So glad you found something to help Creamie out, but seriously… $60? That’s rough, sorry.

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures. We’ve been getting a lot of rain around here lately–it’s nice. Cozy, even. I’m not quite missing the snow yet.

  9. October 6, 2011 7:52 pm

    Have you ever shared where you live? I am so envious of your snow and my husband would die for those mountains!! Snuggle up and enjoy 🙂

    • October 7, 2011 12:00 am

      I share generally. I live in Utah and this is a small arm of the Rocky Mountains. I can hardly imagine living without them. They always feel like home. They are my great big protectors from the big bad world. The little town I grew up in had giant mountains on two sides and little mountains on another side. It always feels safe there.

      • October 11, 2011 12:25 pm

        Ah! I drove through Utah several times when my husband was an archeologist – he worked all over the west, and I think those were probably my favorite digs to visit him on. Well, some more than others… He worked in Vernal at one point, and the whole area north of SLC was gorgeous, and I did a lot of day trips around the area and loved it… another time he worked in a town called Milford, which was as close to “Nowhere” as I think I’ve ever gotten ha!

  10. October 8, 2011 12:38 am

    Ah – we’ve passed through your area. I remember it as “Where our 2 y/o first-born threw up, do to the mountains winding roads, with one more day on the road in a now smelly car seat”. HAHAHA! Oh how I love traveling! ;D

    I do love snow, and that pic is beautiful especially with the colorful trees in front. But I love even more that you found a magic pill for your little one and now she can head out again!


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