There was no need to dream of a white Christmas here in NW Iowa...
It was indeed a white Christmas
with 18" of
I woke this morning and looked out the window
couldn't help but think of the Mr. Roger's song!
"It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood..."

So I strapped on my winter boots
& with camera in hand, went for
a morning walk in the neighborhood, to take in the beauty of this winter wonderland.
Bundle up and come along for a walk with me...
Our Red bud tree laden with snow that fell straight down...
something that doesn't happen too often on the windy plains.

It snowed for 3 days...
we didn't think it would ever

Can you find the car in the above photo?
tis to the right of the tree
& to the left of the man blowing snow!

Snowed in Bethlehem as well...

The soldier that stands guard over our lake
is now the
king of the mountain!

Tis going to be awhile before any grilling or use of this lawn furniture...

We are busy keeping our birds fed...
Looks like Aspen or Vail
not Iowa!
People are beginning to dig out...

The only living creature out and about in this yard appears to be either a rabbit or squirrel.

Snow-covered bushes look like
Speaking of marshmallows...
time to head inside
and warm up
with a cup
of cocoa

Stay warm & enjoy your weekend,


ohiofarmgirl said...

What great pictures and such a beautiful neighborhood too. Best wishes. Dianntha

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

oh, I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your snow pictures. I'm dreaming that we will have a good snow before the winter ends.......it's soooo pretty!

Feathers in the Nest

Anonymous said...

Wow, what lovely photos!
You made me laugh with the stop sign one and the comment that it was snowing in Bethlehem. :D
Thanks for sharing your snow-wonder.

Catherine said...

Your pictures are lovely! I love the houses in your town!!

Devon said...

Thank you for taking us along,,,as I am living in florida and dont even come close to a white christmas...what beautiful pictures..thanks again..

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

I loved the trip !!! Beautiful !! Enjoy it and stay warm. Thanks for the gift!!! Arrived Christmas eve.

Sherry said...

oh, lucky lucky you! We have never had a white Christmas and I would be thrilled to see one! Especially like that! I just love snow but unfortunately we usually get ice! ugh! Beautiful pictures!

Lisa said...

What wonderful pictures - they definitely capture the true feeling of a big snow fall. As a Minnesota transplant in California, it got me in the mood for the holidays and brought back memories of snow and outdoor ice rinks.
Thank you!
Happy Holidays

PriviesAndPrims said...

What kind of camera do you use? Your photos are beautiful!


Faye said...

I felt like I was walking right there talking with you as we walked....the pictures are so calming...I know you may be tired of it by now but those of us who very rarely see anything like this, its heaven!!! Enjoy your blog and read it often!~ Faye

La Table De Nana said...

Iowa is gorgeous!