When we moved to Washington I was worried about several things, one of them being that Christmas and winter in general just wouldn't be the same with out snow. Here, it will snow occasionally (like once a year), but will be all melted by morning. You can imagine my surprise when we woke up to this a few days ago...
Not only did it stick all day, but it kept snowing,
Currently we are covered with about 14 inches of snow and it looks like there will be no let up for about a week. Because it rarely snows here, no one ever invests in snow plows, shovels, or any snow clearing gear, which means the roads and everything else are a COMPLETE mess. All the schools have been shut down and Scotty had a short work week (and it's looking like no one will be going to work tomorrow either!)
So, it looks like I don't need to worry about having a white Christmas...but I think I got a little more than I bargained for!
note: Washington hasn't seen snow like this since 1968
P.S. did you notice the deer in the first picture?