Sunday, August 16, 2009

Scenic Sunday: Snowy "Postcard" Scenes

photo by Jamie

Last fall, when my daughter came home for Thanksgiving, we all piled in Dixie and went to Frankenmuth during a blizzard. The night seemed magical. The snow fell thick and fast, crunching loudly under the tires, and when we walked, it packed wonderfully under our feet. Michigan's "little Germany" a Christmas town, was all lit up and decorated for Christmas. We parked the car and walked across the covered bridge and enjoyed the first snow of the season together, we looked upward and watched as the clock struck the hour and the glockenspiel chimes played while snow fell on our eyelashes. On the way home, we laughed as we stopped at McDonalds' and everybody ordered their favorite ice cream sundae! What fun we had and how full of joy we are when the family's all together.

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas season, and the falling snow made it all perfect. While they were here we were able to do all sorts of winter and Christmas-related fun: we had a snowball fight on the covered wooden bridge in Frankenmuth, went and bought a live Christmas tree, came home and decorated it, rode the snowmobile, and visited a small turn-of-the-century village in a nearby township that was all decked out for Christmas and for the lighting of the huge Christmas trees and saw a wonderful fireworks show. We drank hot chocolate and ate popcorn and made the most of our short time together, making lots of great memories... Our son-in-law even went deer-hunting with the guys several times ( and I think he froze half to death...Alabama doesn't stay cold for very long at a time).

When I was looking for our SCENIC SUNDAY photo, I thought the snow looked beautiful and wanted to share it with you. Hopefully, it's not too hot where you live, we have finally started to have some hot weather and the pool water just now made it to my comfort zone: 78 degrees. All summer long it's been under 70 and this last week we made some progress!

I hope you have a wonderful and restful Sunday!


Sue said...

Hi Joni
We haven't made it down to Frankenmuth YET-but your post has certainly gotten that fire burning again!
We've finally had a week in the mid 80's and I'm very grateful for that-just to get a tomato to think about ripening. I love our cool Michigan summer, but a tomato would be nice to.
Best to you

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing photos! It's nice to enjoy these cool scenes in August! happy Sunday to you!

Carol Murdock said...

Love the photos Joni! It feels like fall here this morning!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I love, love, love the holiday season...especially the 1st snowfall!
Can you believe how beautiful the past week has been? Sadly, it's about a month late!

Recycled Cottage & Garden said...

Oh the memories...we used to go to Frankenmuth when I was growing up in MI but we never went in a snowstorm. I miss getting to go there but it's too long a drive now that I'm in TX.

Mary said...

I hope Autumn visited your blog and this post. She was proposed to on the same covered bridge, and now she's a new wife, having fun playing house in a little apartment in the city. I know she'll miss scenes like this...