When I was a kid growing up in North Carolina, I had to dream pretty hard for a white Christmas. We did get one when we lived in Asheville, in the mountains, and I will never forget it. Living in Alaska, you would have to dream just as hard to not have a white Christmas, but after sixteen years, I still appreciate them. This winter has been very, very cold, but we have had little snow. On Christmas eve this year we got over two feet, which was beautiful, but forced everyone to do a little yard work. I brought my snow-blower up to a friends house and helped out so they could join us for a Christmas party.
It was a stunningly beautiful day, for the short period of light. During the storm, a freezing rain event caused heavy sagging of the branches, but luckily we didn’t lose power.
I am in London Heathrow now, getting ready to board a flight to Johannesburg for a month of exploring Mozambique and Botswana. My next post should be quite different from this one! Wish me luck!
Amazing photos Brad. What a great place to live and get to spend Christmas! Enjoy Africa – look forward to the blogs.
hey tom, you see the previous post? you star in it!
great to hear from you too. I am actually in London now.
we will be here again for 3 nights on the way back. staying at a hotel in soho! meet up?
I live in Asheville and I haven’t seen real snow for a while. Lucky you, it looks really beautiful! I also dream of a white Christmas and fantasizing on going to the Yukon or Alaska for a winter. Going to Botswana and Mozambique?? My favorite! If you have time and haven’t been there, you must go to the Central Kalahari and the Kgalagadi!! You can swim with wild dolphins in southern Mozambique! Look forward to your posts from over there. Have fun!
Hey Brad – Ha yes I did see the previous post. Forgot all about that amidst everything else that got filmed!! Would be great to meet up in london. I’m away skiing from 5th-12th so if it’s after that then great. Let me know and I’ll buy you a bear, i mean beer! Tom