More Snow Makes for a White Christmas!

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As I traveled around the neighborhood I noticed how beautiful the snow looks when it is still white and pristine.  I took these pictures of a golf course nearby because it was so beautiful and wanted to share them with you.

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Here is a poem that I wrote from the first snow storm.  We have had a second storm since adding up to two feet of snow.  It is wonderful to look at but not to drive in case any of you are who are in a warmer climate wanted to know.  Kids love it to make great snowballs and snowmen.  I am beyond that stage since I get too cold when I am outside in this weather.  The temps have dropped to the teens and single digits some nights.  Brrrrrrr!  Pile on the blankets!

THE FIRST (OR SECOND) SNOW

As I look outside my window tonight

I watch the snowflakes drifting by.

The world never looks so clean and white

as when the first snow falls from the thick clouds in the sky.

As a child I always loved the snow

because there would be no school for the day

and off to sledding I could go,

having lots of fun in my own carefree way.

Now that I am an adult I look at the snow

with a different point of view

and think, “Oh, I wish to work I didn’t have to go!”

I don’t enjoy driving in the ice and snow that I must go through.

Oh, I wish I was a child again,

so that I could go

sledding with my friends

out in the glorious fluffy, white snow!

(The one good thing about now being retired – I don’t have to go work anymore!  I can work from home on my writing. Yippee!)

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog.

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY!

Thought for the Day:  Think of those less fortunate this holiday season and share your love with them.  May God bless you all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eight children's books for PS-Gr 4, four middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missin g Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working toward publishing one children's book and middle-grade/preteen book 5 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A mystery series for girls and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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4 Responses to More Snow Makes for a White Christmas!

  1. deanie2013 says:

    We’ve had four snowstorms already, Janice, but you have lots of snow. I agree it looks so pretty when you can admire it from inside, but driving in it is another story! Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely Christmas and New Year. I always enjoy stopping by. Your poem is beautiful.

    • jjspina says:

      Thanks Deanie. You are right. We did have a couple of previous storms with only a dusting. I didn’t count them as snow since it left quickly. Hope all is well with you.
      Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you my friend.

  2. Wonderful wonderland photos and a fun-filled poem, too… I can sure relate. Lucky us, WE don’t have to GO OUT to go to work! Happy Holidays, Bette

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you Bette. It isn’t too bad being retired, more time to do what we love.
      Thank you for stopping by. It is always nice to hear from you.
      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you too!

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