A White Christmas for Shelton, Washington
I feel lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest. I am surrounded by woods and lakes and can view the Olympic Mountains any day of the week. What more could I wish for? Well, how about a White Christmas?
A couple of days ago, I woke up to—snow on the ground. Since then, nearly a foot of snow has accumulated in my front yard. Now, this might not sound like a lot of snow to many who live in other areas, but for Shelton, Washington, snow is always an event, and a White Christmas is, well, Wahooooooooo!
Snow Comes to Shelton, Washington
I live in a small trailer park. There are several children in the park, and it did not take them long to put on coats and gloves and dive into the snow. With a little assistance, they soon built a snowman that will be around after the rest of the snow is gone. Other snowmen magically appeared around the park.
Blue Bear Park
Engineering a Snowman
I put on my boots and headed for the woods adjacent to the park.
Entry to the Woods
It is always wonderful to be the first to walk along a snow-covered path in the woods: everything seems so fresh and new.
An old maple leaf becomes a vision of beauty.
However, after walking through the snow for awhile, I came across other tracks: I was not the first to walk along the trail since the snow began to fall.
Track in the Snow
At the end of the trail, there is a small, cabin-like house. I thought about how wonderful it must be to look out onto a snow-covered field and beyond to the woods.
House in the Woods
Untold numbers of both children and adults are dreaming of a White Christmas. For this year, at least, I will be able to experience this in Shelton, Washington.
I hope you enjoyed this article,
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