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Hello Snow

December 18th, 2012

The night before last snow started falling from the sky. There was an inch or two on the ground when we went to sleep and we woke up to four. It continued snowing throughout the day until we had about 6 inches of the lovely white stuff. Lucky for us, with our LONG driveway, we got this old red truck with the property. Mr Chiots went out in the morning to plow the drive. I’m thinking this truck should be featured in our Christmas card next year!
plowing the drive 3
plowing the drive 2
plowing the drive 1
I must admit, Mr Chiots and I LOVE the snow. We enjoy hiking in it and being outdoors in wintry weather. For Christmas this year, we got each other snowshoes and now it looks as if we’ll be able to put them to good use!

Any snow in your garden yet (that is if you’re in the snow areas)?

35 Comments to “Hello Snow”
  1. daisy on December 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I agree, that truck would make a fabulous holiday card!
    I haven’t had any experience with snow as an adult, so I can’t say how I’d feel about having it around. Not much chance of snow in this garden! ;0)
    Enjoy the wintry weather!

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  2. Eliza J on December 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

    We were supposed to get snow Sunday night in Mass., but instead got ice. Last night it rained and is still raining Tuesday morning. I was looking forward to some snow…hopefully for Christmas. That truck is wonderful! Yes, it would be great for a Christmas card. I can picture it all decked out with lights, and of course a wreath on the grill. Actually the two of you in the front seat waving would be cute too.

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    • Susy on December 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      That’s what we were thinking too. Perhaps if we get another big snowstorm we can get our pictures taken this winter and be way ahead for next Christmas!

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  3. Brenda on December 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

    It looks so pretty, like a fairytale. We are in Australia so don’t get snow, it’s summer here and 32 degrees celsius tomorrow! XxBrenda

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  4. Robin Follette on December 18, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Love the truck!

    We have icy, crusty, slippery snow now. It’s 32* this morning, no signs of snow yet today but I’m hoping. I’d like enough to cover the slippery snow and make it beautiful outdoors again. And of course, enough to don the snowshoes for a Christmas walk.

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  5. Kathi Cook on December 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

    No measurable snow yet. I think it rained here while it snowed Maine. I’m ready for some,although it has been pretty nice hiking weather with moss and ferns everywhere still. We also love hiking in the snow, but I’m sure it will be here soon enough.Snow does make everything look so magical. Beautiful pictures,

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  6. Amy C. on December 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I love the truck! It would make a great Christmas card!

    I’m completely jealous of your snow! We have nothing but mud here and I’m so sick of it! Not to mention the warm weather that comes with it. My poor horses can’t go outside and my older mare is sweating with her thick winter coat in. Luckily, it’s supposed to break on Friday and we might even get a white Christmas. :)

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  7. Jennifer Fisk on December 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

    That truck is the best and yes, next year’s card should feature it.
    Here on the Island, we got a little snow and then it warmed up. Today it is pouring rain. Such is life when you’re surrounded by ocean water that is way warmer than it should be.

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  8. Denimflyz on December 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Winter Storm Watches are just posting for us this morning here in Central Nebraska. We have not had any moisture here since the summer.
    For the ground and crop’s sake, we need this very badly. So I am going out this morning to get just a very few pantry staples and milk and I’m set to go for whatever comes. Shovels at the ready too.
    Don’t really like to play in it though…that’s for you youngsters to enjoy!! :^)
    Have a very wonderful Holiday season

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  9. Denimflyz on December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Just love the old truck. I’ll bet Mr. C loves it too…most men love their boy toys…
    I am a pickup truck girl anyway, so trucks are in my heart.

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  10. Misti on December 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I think I could only enjoy snow in a setting such as yours, somewhere that I come with the frame of mind that snow is what I get for a certain period of the year.

    Love that truck!

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  11. Linda on December 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    That first picture you posted would be a perfect Christmas card. Love the truck!

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  12. Johanna on December 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

    At first, I thought we were headed for a “brown” Christmas. Here in Milwaukee, the lake effect either means we get WAY more snow than the rest of the state or way less. So far, it’s been way less :(. Apparently, it looks like there’s a storm heading our way this Thursday, and if the temps stay low we might get some inches before Christmas!

    And can I just say, that red truck is my dream truck! Love it.

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  13. Peggy on December 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

    The truck is a definitely candidate for next year’s Christmas card or possibly even the December photo in a calendar… No snow this season in northern central Indiana so far. In fact it looks like we won’t even be below 40 between now and Christmas. Yes our WhOLE household LOVES snow!! We lived in Alaska for almost 5 years…. the snow was great but the sub zero temps were a bit much (-45 is really cold, and -69 more so…. brrrr makes me cold just thinking about it! ha ha!)

    Have a wonderful time with the snow!!

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    • Susy on December 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Wow the truck is good enough for the December photo in the calendar? I think so, great response from everyone, seems to be very popular!

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  14. stacie on December 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

    the truck is awesome! Mn has snow~ we had a 14 inch storm last week, then rain then snow again..another round this week…we love the snow and so do our kids..snow forts under the docks and then there is the whole pond hockey love! Enjoy your day~ beautiful pictures..the truck could be a series of greeting cards…I’d buy them!! :)

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  15. Songbirdtiff on December 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

    We don’t usually get snow until February or March and we haven’t seen any yet. There’s a chance for Christmas or immediately after so I am hoping for that. I am eager to see some of the white stuff this year since we didn’t get any last year.

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  16. Deb on December 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Love the photos. Yes nice card. Keep sharing them. Merry Christmas.

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  17. Beth K on December 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I admit, I am completely jealous of all that snow (and my hubby would be jealous of the plow truck as he just uses the tractor to plow our driveway, most of the neighbors’ driveways, and the hardware store and bowling alley parking lots)! It’s been raining and dreary here. I am afraid we won’t have a white Christmas and that always makes me sad. I love snow and can’t wait until we finally get a decent snowfall here! I am really looking forward to taking my almost 2 year old son out to play in it – it’s going to be a blast!

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  18. Jennifer Schroeder on December 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the snow pictures. We are in Michigan facing no snow at all! I love snow too, so I was happy to see yours! Merry Christmas!

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  19. Maybelline on December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Rain today with the 1st freeze predicted tonight. Very excited that deciduous trees will finally get some rest. Buds will be breaking soon enough.

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    • Maybelline on December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      PS that truck is great!

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  20. Kathy on December 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    That looks like an old Jeep Gladiator, I drove on in highschool (hand me down from the Grandparents). I was an awsome truck! Good luck with the snow, we (the Seattle area) just had our first dusting of lowland snow, let the chaos begin!

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  21. Mary Schier on December 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    We had 6 lovely inches of snow, then last Saturday it rained. We need the moisture and our ground is still not frozen, but now it looks like March. More is predicted for later this week — I hope we get it. Love the truck!

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  22. Becky on December 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    We don’t usually get much snow out here in western WA, but we had a little start falling yesterday and then a bit more today. Just enough to stick on the ground. More than an inch or two usually causes most things to close down (except work, of course). But as a transplant from the mid-west, I love it anyway. I’m probably one of the few people around who hopes it stays through Christmas!

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  23. KimH on December 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thats an awesome truck!! And I agree.. it would be great featured in your card.. how awesome of the old owners to leave it for you..

    No snow here yet.. I do hope we have a white Christmas though.. I spent my youth in the subtropics and I still get excited as I did when I was a kid to see the white fluffy stuff coming down. :)

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  24. Rhonda on December 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    HA! I love that one of Mr. Chiots waving. Very cute. I’m so glad you guys are having so much fun! I agree. That truck should be your next card.

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  25. Myra on December 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    No snow yet in SE Ohio but that truck is the coolest!

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  26. Lona on December 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I love farm trucks and yours is super cute! It would make a perfect picture for a card. The snow is gently falling here on the Alberta prairie. Such a calm comes over the barnyard when the snow falls. I always love barn chores in the snow but not always the freezin’ temperatures and the north wind that comes along with it. Have a blessed Christmas!

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  27. laura on December 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    how wonderful! no snow here yet, in fact it is close to 60 today. i’m so hoping for snow soon though. to me it is not winter unless there is snow.
    love the red truck!

    ps…make a snowball for me!

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  28. Rebecca on December 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Now that truck has character!

    I’ve had snow twice in November this year – odd for this area – and some more is predicted for Friday. In this location, we often get rain or rain to snow events in the winter, but nor’easters like to leave quite a bit of white stuff in their wake.

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  29. Denise on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’d send a photo if I knew how to attach it. Don’t see that there is a way. We got snow the same night and day as you. We’re in Oregon. It’s not unusual for us to go snowless all year some years in our mild valley. I snapped a photo of my husband gazing out on the back yard and garden, where he’d planned to be out transplanting some camelias. The news forecast was for showers, but our showers came down white, and most of it remains on the ground today. Love it!!

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  30. angie h on December 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I love the photos and the old red truck! I’m hoping we get a good snow soon!

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  31. DEBBIE AUEN on December 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

    When I seen the first pic….I thought wow,that would make a lovely Christmas card…..scrolling down and seeing where you said the same……I love it!!!!!!!

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  32. Michael Lee on December 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations for this beautiful blog. We shared your photo and story in our Facebook page. Links and credits given!. We dont’ have snow in Costa Rica. For us this is magical.

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