Connie- Those first couple of snows here are a mess because people forget how to drive in the slippery stuff....cars all over the road and in the ditches. UGH Hope you are having a good Day After Christmas night- xo Diana
Hi Diana, I think that the first snows every year bring out the people that forget to slow down . . . prepare to stop sooner and use a more gentle foot on the brake peddle. It's not hard to remember, but seems like a lot of folks forget :) It's best to stay off the roads until the third snow or so, if you can (avoid the beginners, LOL. Happy New Year.Connie :)
Thank you for your concern and prayers Connie! Yes, the snow is beautiful but the roads can be deadly. The trees with the snow is breathtaking. What a gorgeous area to live! Please say a prayer for my son, he will be on the road coming home soon from his job at ups. He is only 21 and hasn't driven in bad road conditions much. I've been away from blogging a few days and wanting to see what my precious blogging friends are up too, especially you! You and Steve be safe...Happy New Year and GOD BLESS YOU! Roxie
Hi Roxie, I've had the same concerns about my daughter and granddaughters, but they called this evening and they are all back home safe and sound. The mountain passes around here get very hazardous in the winter months. I'll add your son to my prayers. God bless . . .Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Looks like you are being safe too, and I am glad. It's a good thing we don't have to worry about snow driving here; all it takes here is two drops of rain on the road to make us Southern Californians forget how to drive safely.
Hi Sara, rain can be bad in areas where it doesn't rain often. The rain and the oil on the roads do not mix well. Be safe:)Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Everybody knows that I will not drive in the snow and over the years I have come up with strategies for not doing so. This is a very timely reminder ( and the pictures are beautiful) xxxx
Hi Fran, Now that I am retired, I avoid the bad weather driving as much as possible. I am venturing out tomorrow, but I'll take my time and paid extra attention to the other guys on the road :)Happy New Year,Connie :)
Good reminder! No snow here yet--gives me a bit of a chill to look at your pictures. Very pretty!
Hi Sandy, The snow is pretty, but can be a safety factor.Thanks for stopping by . . . I truly enjoy company in my little corner of cyber space.Happy New Year, Connie :)
Wow spectacular...so far from where we are at with a week of 40 degrees or 105 F....sweltering away. Happy New Years to you and yours. xxx
Hello, it is nice to hear from you Bron. . . I wish that I could send you some of our snow, we have plenty to spare, LOLHappy New Year,Connie :)
gorgeous pics, connie! wishing you a wonderful new year!!
Hello Lyn and thank you very much :)Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Great reminder for everyone to just slow down and take it easy. Too many are in such a hurry and forget to drive safely.
They forget that the speed limit is actually set for dry roads and that extreme weather conditions mean using extreme safety measures. I sometimes think that the ones who do not pay attention are whose driving alone and for some reason they don't value their cargo the same as when they have children or other passengers in the car. They need to be reminded that those people love them, and want them to return home safe, too. Happy New Year,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Burrrr sayes Queenie in the Valley of the Sun. No worries about snow here :o)Have a great day.Always, Queenie
Sounds like you are having a warm and sunny holiday :)Happy New Year,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
So true but happily for me, we've only had a dusting of snow so far this winter which is amazing for Chicago! No complaints from this gal! It may be pretty but to me, can't hold a candle to summer - haha!
I totally agree . . . spring, summer and fall are my favorites . . . but there is a beauty in all the seasons. I guess if it wasn't for the cold of winter . . . spring might not be as sweet :)Happy New Year,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Good advice and beautiful pictures!
Hi Lori, and thank you . . . these were taken on the 180 miles between us and Seattle :)Happy New Year.Your blogging sister, Connie :)
What gorgeous winter scenes, and that snow just calls to me. We had tornadoes on Christmas day but our home was thankfully spared. Wishing you an ongoing festive season and a wonderful new year!Bises,Genie
Thank you Genie . . . getting a compliment on my photos from you . . . just makes my day. You are the Queen of lovely photography . . . thank you :)Sorry to hear about your bad weather.Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Gorgeous photos, gorgeous scenery! Treacherous sure, but so gorgeous! You live in a wonderful place! Happy New Year to you!
Hi Anita, thank you for stopping by . . . I am happy that you like the photos.Good luck on the give-away, Connie :)
Seasons greetings Connie to you and yours. The photos are lovely and I so wish we had snow here too in Essex, England. I do agree though that although it looks lovely we should all be so careful when driving. Pretty as it is, it can be very dangerous too. We are off to Belgium for five days now so speak again soon. Happy New Year Patricia x
Hi Patricia, I'll be looking forward to seeing the photos you take while you are in Belgium . . . I think it is wonderful how you do so much traveling :)Good Luck on the Give-away, Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Ditto Connie, Ditto.... oh and watch out for the deer as well.....Wishing you and yours a most lovely New Years Eve and a memory filled 2013.Grace
Hi Grace, last week Steve and I were coming home from the movies and saw two deer right in town. I'm always amazed when I spot them in town . . . you just never know when one could jump out in front of your car.Happy New Year,Good luck on the give-away,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Hi Connie,Absolutely stunning photography! I love how fresh snow makes everything look so amazing. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy 2013!Hugs,KayPS I saw a wolf looking back at me in the aspen trees. I don't think I got a photo at the right angle.
Wow! a wolf, I'm going back to look at your photo again :)That is a very cool photo, and I'm happy that you like mine.Happy New Year,Good Luck on the give-way,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Such a timely reminder, Connie...it's always amazing to me how people don't slow down for the conditions! Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful New Year's!
Hi Linda, here's hoping that your new year in wonderful as well. I am starting back on my diet next Wednesday, so until then I'm satisfying my cravings . . . to day I baked french bread and red velvet cake:)Good luck on the give-wayYour blogging sister, Connie :)
Wise words my friend!Have a Happy New Year!
Hi Laura, and happy new year to you as well. Here's to a year filled with love and good health.Good luck on the give-awayYour blogging sister, Connie :)
Yes, be safe! You sure have beautiful scenery where you live. Such gorgeous photos! Happy New Year!
I am very glad that you like my photos, this is the mountain pass between us and Seattle. We are the desert, then you go though the mountains and end up in the busy city by the Sound.Happy New Year.Your blogging sister, Connie :)
so beautiful. hope you weren't driving and shooting. If so, you must teach me how!
Oh heavens no . . . Steve was at the wheel and I was taking photos, LOL.I would never risk my life for a photo opportunity.Happy new Year,Your blogging sister, Connie :)
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Wow, Connie...what beautiful scenery! Where do you live?
Hi Melanie,I'll be over to visit in a minute . . .Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the give-away.Your blogging sister, Connie :)
Wow!!! That is definately beautiful scenery!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!