Note:  Now I realize that not everyone categorizes snow as a Simple Pleasure when it comes to the logistical challenges of what to do with homebound kids on snow days or how you’ll get to work. Not to mention, shoveling the driveway & walks, de-icing the car &  traipsing through dirty, salty slush. But as they say, if we can’t beat it, we might as well join it; or at the very least, enjoy it vicariously through the pictures below.

Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow




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Hello  & Welcome!

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,

Though your nose gets a chilling

We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,

Walking in a winter wonderland.


Frisco, CO

Baby, it’s cold outside. So cold you can see our breath condense in the freezing air. (Just writing that caused me to sneeze twice.)


What powder hound can resist the first snowfall of the season,  a white Christmas,  an official snow day (that is, enough of the fluffy white stuff to stop life as we know it & cocoon us indoors), or opening day on the slopes?


It's a marshmallow world in the winter

when the snow comes to cover the ground.

It's the time for play; it's a whipped cream day.

I wait for it the whole year round.


At the first sight of snow the fun begins, but it really starts to snowball when we get hit with a headline-catching winter storm. We’re not talking miserly accumulations of 3 or even 6 inches, but one that rages for a day or so & buries us in a foot of the white stuff before relenting to sun-washed skies.


Time for some winter kicks.


Get ready for rosy cheeks, snuggly scarves, hat-induced cowlicks in your hair, roaring fires, warming beverages, & hearty, comforting fare.

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