Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

I live in Minnesota and normally by this time of year we are covered in beautiful, glistening white snow. I love the snow. It serendipitously coats the ugly, barren brown landscape into a beautiful magical playground.  The kids and I adore building snow forts, castles and making snowmen and snow angels. We also love to go skiing, skating and snow-shoeing. Wintertime activities are endless. All you have to do is bundle up and winter in Minnesota becomes a winter wonderland.

The only problem is well, we don’t have any snow. None. We’ve had another unseasonably warm December, one of the warmest on record. As the climate talks this week in Doha seem to have made little if no progress on global climate change, I’m beginning to really truly worry. Climate change is real and is happening right before our eyes. Unless we do something about it soon, the earth will continue to heat up and life as we know if for future generations will be gone. It saddens me.

So without further ado, I had to use a little technology to improvise and give my otherwise brown photos a bit of winter.  With the help of Filter Mania 2, I was able to convert my iPhone photos taken this morning during my walk around the lake into something truly magical….Into the change of season that I love: Winter!  Enjoy…

IMG_3954“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of”.  – Jim Rohn 

IMG_3957“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring”.  –George Santayana 

IMG_3958“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather”.  –John Ruskin 


“It’s a pity one can’t imagine what one can’t compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow”.  –Vladimir Nabokov 


As I type, it has just started to snow. Small, tiny flakes are falling gently to the ground. Oh, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Changing Seasons” To see more entries click here


  1. I love the snow too! We don’t get as much as you here in New England but I always wish for a snowy winter! The way I feel is that if it is going to be cold out it might as well look pretty and provide some fun. Let it snow!!

  2. My first winter in the Alps an, although I’m very excited about the ski-ing, I’m finding it hard to get used to the 70cm of snow in our village – I’m getting good at digging the car out of snowdrifts though! I hope your snow arrives soon!

    • Wow, I can’t imagine! What village do you live in? Do you live in Anncey? I bet skiing will be wonderful! 🙂 We are finally get a ton of snow! I’m so excited!

      • We’re in the mountains between Annecy and Albertville. The ski season has not properly started yet but we managed to make it to a resort last weekend and it was fantastic, especially as the slopes were pretty much empty. Hope it continues! Glad to see you finally got your snow! 🙂

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  4. What fun! Let it snow, indeed!!! The long-term impact of climate change on states such as ours that rely on the winter season and snow is concerning. Weather pattern swings worldwide are unsettling. ~ Kat

    • Yes indeed! Thankfully we are finally getting some snow! So far at least 4-5 inches and I think all in all we should get close to 10 inches by the end. It is beautiful out right now! 🙂

  5. I like the photo of the little berries. Seems to me a sign of winter (even if the snow is manufactured). I know that there won’t be snow in Shanghai before Christmas, but I’m hoping for a white Christmas back in Michigan. 🙂

      • It snows a little every couple of years, but just a dusting. Four years ago there was two inches for a couple of days and they literally called out the army to sweep the snow off the streets. 🙂

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  10. I agree with you Nicole. Those who insist that global warming is not real definitely have some big-time blinders on I think. Several people I know who live back in the midwest have become excited about their milder winters but I think it is very troubling, not at all good for the planet. Although driving a big rig in snow is not advisable, I hope you get lots and lots of the white stuff this winter. When we lived in Yellowstone for a couple of years, winter was one of my favorite seasons. 🙂

    • Thanks LuAnn! I agree, it is very concerning and I think if you live somewhere like MN you must enjoy the snow or else it is time to move! 🙂 We are getting a bunch now…almost a foot! It is gorgeous and I’m really happy!

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