11 December 2014

Blogmas Day 11: Let it Snow

Crocheted snowflakes--see blog archive for pattern!

Today we had the first snowfall of December where I live. It was just flurries, and none of it settled, but it was still very pretty for the few hours it lasted.

The odds of a white Christmas are fairly slim here on the southern New Jersey coast--in fact, NOAA puts the historical probability of at least an inch of snow on the ground on Christmas at less than 10%, giving us the distinction of being the northernmost region of the east coast to have such a low chance of holiday snow. But while white Christmases are rare here, I can remember a few instances of at least flurries on or around Christmas. One particularly memorable year when I was a child it snowed a couple of inches on the 23rd or 24th, and we actually had a properly white Christmas!

Even though our Christmases are usually of the grey and brown variety, I still wouldn't choose to spend the holiday anywhere but at home. After all, at the holidays it's really what's inside the home that makes things festive, and I couldn't imagine anywhere better to be than our home at Christmastime.

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