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When Snow Fell on Alabama

It has all melted now, but I am still remembering our unexpected snowfall that occurred on December 8. Today was rainy and cold, a bit too warm for snow. Later this week we should have spring-like temps around 70 degrees F, so our typical see-saw winter weather has begun. Meanwhile, I have more snowy images to show you. I must take advantage of the opportunity, as the rest of our winter is likely to feature muddy tones of brown and gray. So here they are, as close to a white Christmas as I am likely to get!

Finally, I found this character (a decorative metal bug who has forgotten it is winter) happily playing in the snow in front of the house:

A joyous holiday season and Merry Christmas to you all!  Deb


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That green metal bug with his snow cap is hilarious! Your photos, particularly those with the touches of red standing out in the snow, are fantastic. Your property looks like a winter wonderland. Even if it didn't last, you have the perfect photos for next year's Christmas cards!

December 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

It is so pretty! I hope we get some this winter. We have a slight chance this weekend.

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip

All of these photos are so Christmasy what with the snow. Your garden looks gorgeous shrouded in the snow. Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa at Greenbow

Beautiful! And brave of you to go out and take pics. (I'd probably have been shivering inside. But then I'm a weather wimp when it comes to the cold...) :P

PS - We're supposed to have decently warm temps this week too (60ish a couple of days), but I think the long range looks like we'll come crashing down to reality next week. Like you said -- a seesaw!

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Beautiful pictures! Happy Holidays to you :-)

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGoneTropical

Oh my...your gardens look like a winter wonderland and your photographs are absolutely gorgeous! Happy December and enjoy the holiday season!

Wow, that is stunningly beautiful, Deb! It looks more like Wisconsin than Alabama. We're having see-saw weather lately, too. 45 today (it was perfect for a long hike), but snow in the next couple of days and then single digits for highs a couple of days next week. Snow is beautiful, though. :)

December 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings.com

Your photos are gorgeous. Snow creates magic scenes.

Have a beautiful Christmas with your family.

December 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhb

Beautiful! Enjoy it while it lasts.

December 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJason

All the good bones look stunning with extra snow.

December 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Studer

One of the most beautiful winter sights is when the snow clings to all the branches like that, and everything just seems so quiet and peaceful! My family in Georgia got snow, too, and enjoyed it immensely. Your little green bug playing in the snow is so cute! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

December 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIndie

Your snowy pictures are gorgeous! Especially with the pops of color from remaining fall leaves. The dogwoods and red maples look very beautiful with their coating of snow. What is the evergreen in the second to last picture?

The little frog is adorable. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

December 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

Fabulous snowy pictures. The first sign of snow this Winter in this area falling right now. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2018

December 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlistair

Hello everyone and thank you for your comments! Sweetbay, that evergreen you asked about is a Cryptomeria japonica. I originally bought it as a living Christmas tree ( it was about 7 feet tall ), and then I planted it out after Christmas.

January 1, 2018 | Registered CommenterDeborah Elliott

I remember that snowfall, I marveled that Michigan and the south were both getting snow, but here in central Ohio, we got none! I’m sure you enjoyed the temporary beauty.

January 1, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Ruff Leja

gorgeous white Christmas even though a bit early.

January 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commentercatmint

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