Monday, January 18, 2021

Snow Fun

J A N U A R Y  18th
~ World Day of the Snowman ~

Unlike many of my friends, January is 
actually a favorite month for me.

We don't often have severe winters here in central Texas. 
In fact our winter days can be a roller coaster
of temperatures and weather patterns.

A recent Sunday was one of those winter weather days!
We woke to heavy rain, but by 10 AM, 
snow was gently falling and continued till late in the day.

Areas west and north of town received considerable more
snow than the few inches that accumulated here. 

Our beautiful Capitol grounds January 10, 2021
Photo Credit, Richard F. Lyons

Families delighted in the winter wonderland, and snowmen 
could be seen in many outdoor spaces across Austin neighborhoods.

By Monday, the snow had dissolved, leaving vestiges of those
neighborhood snowmen standing on brown winter grass.
I know, not a very pretty sight! 

Most January days are 
simply cold and dreary here.

But, that's OK with me. 
I'm a fan of winter!

I get to dress Sadie in a favorite sweater,
though admittedly she doesn't like rain or snow.

She would rather be
 inside up on a comfy bed or .   .   .

In her favorite chair 
with her cuddly snowman.

You'll find me on the sofa with a cup of hot tea while 
the chef sips on his mug of hot chocolate.

Yes, January 
is a favorite month.

I get to celebrate my birthday in January, 
the birthdays of some dear friends,
and a great niece and nephew.

Are you living among snowy scenes, 
out playing in the snow and enjoying the winter sports?

I say,
"Let it snow!"

Have you ever built a snowman?

Or, how about a Snowhog?
Samantha posted photos on her FB page with the quote:
 "When you show hogs, you don't make snowmen!"
Is this not the cutest?  Talk about having fun in the snow!
Photo credit, Samantha McGinnis

Tell me, are you a fan?
Is January a favorite month for you?
What do you like to do in January?

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  1. While snow is not common in Atlanta, I’m always hoping for a snow day!! Lucky you!

  2. Sarah,
    I LOVE the Winter and I have decorated my Den in a Winter Wonderland theme along with the Kitchen too ( have yet to post) I LOVE all your sweet snow men and i enjoyed seeing pictures of Sadie and Samantha....Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  3. Our Januarys are usually brutal with blizzards, but we have had a mild winter this year (and ironically this is the year we have to stay inside and close to home!!)I like just an inch or two of snow to make everything look pretty and clean on our grey dreary days! Cute collection of snowmen and an adorable snowhog!

  4. Happy birthday, sweet Sarah! I hope this year is as wonderful as you are! xxx

  5. And January 18th IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!♥I love all your snowmen..and that lucky lady Sadie..:)

  6. You have such cute snowmen items! I am sitting in my new home in sunny Florida enjoying the warm weather. Happy Birthday!

  7. Dearest Sarah,
    Love the cute Sadie pictures but am definitely not a snow fan.
    January is not a favorite month, right in line with December, due to the cold and nippy wind.
    Hugs and stay cozy!

  8. Hi Sarah, I try to love January every year, and embrace the chance for new beginnings, organizing, and getting things done, but I am not a fan of cold weather! I too have surrounded myself with happy snowmen, and have been hibernating by the fire most days! Your snowman collection is adorable, and I know you enjoy snuggling with sweet Sadie! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  9. LOVE all your snowmen and winter pretties. Sadie in her sweater is my favorite. She is so cute!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday Sarah! I love your happy collection of snowmen and always enjoy seeing sweet Sadie. How fun you received snow, I'm a fellow fan of winter too.♥

  11. Sarah, I'm so happy you enjoyed your special day, and are enjoying January like few others, with snow! You know my sentiments, but I still enjoy the happiness it brings those who embrace it! My favorite thing of January is organization. It's my forte, and it's the perfect month to dive in. Sadie looks 100% adorable in her winter sweater, cozy with her snowman.

  12. How wonderful you had a nice snow to enjoy this January. I'm sure you adorable collection of snowmen were celebrating along with you the wonderful wonderland of winter. I love the idea of all things winter but I'm afraid I'm one of those people who can't wait to get all my decorations put away for a clean slate, the sooner the better. I have a few candles and greenery left out to enjoy on these cold dreary days and evenings. Such sweet photos of Sadie and your snowmen collection is darling. Can't wait for spring, already seeing my daffs which makes me so happy. Hope you are still enjoying your b'day week.............

  13. Happy birthday sweet Sarah! I love seeing your snowmen and even a snowhog! I love winter and January, it gives me pause and I need that! Sadie is adorable in her sweater! Happy Winter!

  14. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Yes, I'm a fan of winter and always look forward to the slower pace of January to start the new year. Love all your photos of the snow and snowmen. Your sweet little Sadie in her sweater is so adorable!

  15. The snow was exciting for a portion of the south which was unusual. We didn't get any but I enjoyed those that posted pictures that did. Excitement is contagious.
    Your snowman collection is so fun and your vignettes are always creative and enjoyable.
    Im so glad you had a nice birthday celebration.
    Sadie looks so cute in your photos.
    I'm really pretty cold natured so I'm like Jenna I like sitting by the fire drinking hot drinks. I do like the slower pace but can't wait for greening up and spring flowers.

  16. Sarah, happy belated birthday. Your snow people are so adorable. I love that your have so many wonderful collections. They make me smile. Sadie looks darling all curled up. We are having some warm weather, so I am working in the gardens.

  17. Sarah,
    We are supposed to get snow on Tuesday....Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  18. Adorable. I love that those farther south got more snow than we did in Arlington. The collection of snowmen are darling. See this featured this week at Keep In Touch.

  19. Oh my goodness, Sadie is way too cute! Thank you for sharing at EH&F.


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