In 2011 (above) I did not have to worry
about not getting enough snow.
In Dec. of 2014 (below)
the front yard is still brown.
It doesn't quite seem like Winter to me yet, because we've gotten very little snow, and the outdoors is still mostly brown and grey, like Fall, instead of white like Winter. But it seems unlikely that this will continue for too long. Other people hope for snow by Christmas, but I am hoping it will be here by the Solstice, which this year is on Sunday, Dec. 21st. It's the longest night of the year, an astronomical event that everyone can celebrate. We have our own special traditions.
If you're looking for a different way to enjoy the season this year, that doesn't focus around gifts under a tree, see how we celebrate the Solstice on our Celebrate Winter page. It also includes my thoughts on connecting with and enjoying Winter, which will explain why I am looking forward to getting more snow.
Alternative Winter Holiday Celebrations
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