28 July 2010

Winter in July Wednesday!

Winter in July Wednesday is here. I grew up in Northern Utah. They know know about snow. They hosted the winter Olympics a few years back. As a kid, I loved snow. I did not care if it was cold and wet. Once when I was in kindergarten, it snowed the night before and there was no time to play in it before school. The snow all melted before recess and I was convinced it was an evil plot.
I thought the janitor had shoveled it all away somewhere.
In the summer of 1973, my niece and nephew from Texas came to stay with us for a couple of weeks.
When my Dad found out that my little niece had never seen snow, he decided to do something about it.
We dug up coats and boots, piled into the car and drove up into the mountains till he found snow we could play in. This was on the fourth of July.
What a great way to cool off! We even brought some snowballs back in the ice chest (they didn't last long).
As a grown up (OK, most of the time, grown up), I am not so nuts about the white stuff.
When winter is actually here, I long for summer.
However these are the dog days and it just stays hot.
So I dream of Winter in July. This is the niece that started it all.
This is her brother and one of my big sisters.
This is another one of my Nieces and an earlier winter, just goes to show,
they do snow there.
Every few years, we get one good snow storm here.
This is what our winters usually look like.
My favorite winter picture.
One of my Christmas Card designs.
I have to work today so I will publish links tomorrow for everyone that I know is participating.
I feel cooler already, hope you do too.


  1. Hi! I just found your blog over at Old Kitty - and I am absolutely head over heels about your house! It's absolutely magical, and so colonial:) Love it!

  2. oh i like the christmas card one...i feel the coolness of the snow...which brings relief in the heat!

  3. Not quite ready for that white stuff yet ...

  4. Oh thank you so much for sharing these lovely pics and fab memories! Your Dad sounds like a great guy - driving your neice all the way up the mountain to see snow!! How lovely!!

    And your card design is terrific btw - stunning!

    I enjoyed joining in with the Winter in July challenge! Got my writing muscles to do a little workout! LOL! Thank you for hosting this!

    take care

  5. I like it...but not fur too long!

  6. Wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  7. That was fun ~ but I think I will take the warm weather for a bit longer please!!! :)

    Keep cool Kat!
    xo Catherine

  8. I love your home!! Wow...what a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing you pics. And also thanks for the headups concerning "Xanth" by Piers Anthony. I'll have to pick up a copy and read it...those centaurs are something else, I'm a tellin' yah! :) The Bach

  9. It looks beautiful in the snow. We had a very nice snow storm here this year. What was very funny is that my SIL came down from NJ to visit her dad. All the way down they were traveling with a snow storm . When they got to my house we had 5 inches!! They stayed here and we went to Charleston for a little get away. By the time we got to Charleston it had all melted in Charleston. It was beautiful.


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