On Saturday we got another small snowstorm that left about four inches, which is enough to give Mainers what they always crave in December—a white Christmas.
The day after the storm was beautiful, as it often is, and out I went to take some pictures.
Here is our backyard, on the edge of the woods, looking very northern with its snow-covered trees.
Next, a side view of Clif cleaning the driveway. (Little Green conked out, and Clif will soon be doing an assessment to see if the snow-thrower can be fixed, or if we need to buy another one.)
Then, a view from the front of our cozy home tucked by the woods.
Finally, a picture I know you’ve all been waiting for—the trusty town plow. Thanks to the diligence of the people who clean our roads, we are never stranded at our homes for more than half a day, no matter how much snow we get. Note how clear the road is a day after the storm.
This is what you might call a lucky shot. With camera in hand, I happened to be by the mailbox across the street from our home, when I heard the distinctive roar of the plow. I didn’t have to wait long before it came thundering up the road. After exchanging a friendly wave with the driver, I took a picture of the truck with its sand and plow that is so essential to life in the north in the winter.
70 thoughts on “A White Christmas”
Great pictures, will the snow last until the weekend?
I hope so, Susan. We shall see.
Stay warm and cosy! So glad you got a picture of the plow!
Right place at the right time, with camera in hand.
Oh no, Little Green gave out? Well, he certainly has served you well. Yes, the sound of the snow blow blowing by lets you know it is winter, and you are so right about them doing a wonderful job of keeping the roads passable. Applause to all of those hearty folks who leave their warm homes to keep the roads clean for all of us. Have a great week!
Those members of the town road crew are so essential to us this time of year, god bless them!
You bet! Always gives me comfort to hear the sound of the plow.
Thank you for these lovely pictures of scenery quite alien to me and yet so beautiful.
Oh, a white Christmas! Apparently down here it just doesn’t happen. This leaves us with a certain lack of seasonal charm….. anyway, I am glad for you!
Sorry! I suppose the difference is that we are farther north than you are.
It looks beautiful in the snow Laurie and great to see the trusty town plow keeping the roads clear 🧡
Hey there, Laurie. No snow yet in greater Philadelphia, and none on the horizon. Honestly, I’m fine with that!
Always best to appreciate the weather where you live.
It’s getting there! We’re now forecast to get up to 15 cms (6-7” ins) on Wed. We’ll see. Are you in line for the same storm? Then it would definitely feel like Christmas!
Here, the dreaded “wintry mix” is predicted. We shall see.
Same here; they changed it. As you say, we shall see. Sigh.
Freezing rain right now. Supposed to end by 7:00. Best of all, no power outages are predicted. Fingers and toes crossed.
Now you’ve got me humming an old tune! We sang it in our recent concert.
That tune should be Maine’s theme song.
I like seeing your snow and knowing I likely won’t have any. It’s beautiful, though…
In Maine, snow and Christmas go together like jam and toast. 😉
yay! for you! What a beautiful scene-I just love your cozy house!
Thanks so much!
Your snow pictures look beautiful. For us, it is 50-50 if we will have snow on the ground for Christmas this year. I am happy either way!
Our prospects are good for a white Christmas.
The tall snow-covered trees make a splendid scene.
Looks festive 😊. We are expecting some snow today and tomorrow 😀
Lovely shots. I hope Clif’s inspection produces the required result
I’m thinking about your house being all on one level. Good for a long life. My son-in-law would really like my husband and me to consider moving to one level.
It has lots of benefits. Unfortunately, our washer/dryer is downstairs, but we are making plans for a laundry room upstairs.
I always look forward to you posting about little green… I hope this isn’t the last time! Anyway, your place looks very beautiful. Happy solstice!
Tomorrow, there will be news about Little Green. 😉
Looks like a white Christmas is highly probable for you … mine will be gray and brown. 😉 Cheers!
I think we will have a white Christmas. Fingers crossed! Tomorrow, we are getting a “wintery mix,” something all Mainers hate.
How pretty ! Glad to hear your Christmas will be white ! Ours will be green and very wet. Have a Merry Christmas !!!
Many thanks! Same to you and yours.
Love the snowy photos and I’m hoping the couple inches of snow we have will last until Christmas!❄️🙂
Fingers crossed for you!
Looks just like a Christmas card. I think we are heading for a grey Christmas. 🙂
I so enjoy seeing shadows on snow, and you have some fine ones. I hope you do have a perfect, snowy Christmas. It won’t be happening here, that’s for sure — but we can make up for it by eating ice cream with our pie!
There you go! Ice cream with pie is wicked good.
You jammy thing getting a white Christmas! We have had a few dry days but now rain is forecast on and off every day through the holiday. I hope little green survives though he does seem to be becoming a bit unreliable. Well done for your council keeping the roads clear. If we get snow here it stays until one of the farmers gets fed up enough to clear it with the scraper on the tractor usually used for clearing cow poo off the yard! The big roads are cleared but ours is too small to get done.
Many thanks! Today’s post will contain an update about Little Green. In our town, only private roads are not plowed by the town. The private roads always have associations where everyone chips in to for plowing and other maintenance.In Maine, the roads must be plowed in the winter. 😉
I’m glad for your beautiful snow, Laurie.
Enjoy your White Christmas.
Many thanks! And a very merry Christmas to you and yours.
Laurie, I’m enjoying your white Christmas vicariously this year — we’re supposed to be unseasonably warm for the day. And I’m loving it, frankly! Your shots are beautiful, especially of the snow-covered pines. Enjoy hunkering in a bit!
Perfect timing to be able to wave your thanks to the snow plow guy. Wonderful!
Very pretty, but so cold. Shivering here as I look at your photos! Hot chocolate, anyone/
Winters in Maine tend to be cold. As lifelong Mainers, Clif and I are used to it. 😉
Wow! It looks like Christmas 😁
It certainly does!
Stranded no more than half a day made me smile. It’s a case of perspective, isn’t it? But then again, a pretty good service, as I imagine you being a little bit remote there on the edge of the woods.
Finally! a glimpse of that snowplow! Lucky shots are still good captures!
The snow looks beautiful, Laurie! Red house evergreens and snow make a lovely portrait of your world.
Thanks so much!
May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude. Merry Christmas!
We had a white Christmas evening, so unusual that we don’t even have snowplows, so bus service and everything shut down as it got quite icy. Fortunately, we are on staycation but haven’t a care except for running a dribble of water to keep pipes from freezing.
Nice when you don’t have to worry about going anywhere.
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