When it snows in Alabama it feels like magic.

The white stuff causes wonder and excitement like nothing else. We watch the snow as it falls and we pray that it “sticks”. Most of the time the ground is so warm around these parts that the snow melts as soon as it touches.

But sometimes……  img_1109-1


It sticks.

And it’s one of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen. Especially in the country. Where the cows are in the fields and the trees are big and the sheds and fences are covered with snow.

And the roads are closed because no one knows how to drive on snowy roads and we don’t have chains on our tires.

But we play in the snow because it may be the only snow we get for a few years. We build a snowman and ride garbage can lids down hills and have snowball fights.

Then we gather enough snow to make snow cream and eat it while we talk about how we hope the snow stays another day.

But it doesn’t take long for the magic to melt and we wait for it to come again.


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  1. supersweetserendipityblog on November 18, 2016 at 9:53 pm


  2. arv! on November 19, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Looks spectacular. we don’t get snowfall here so it really sounds amazing

    • mariegriffith on November 19, 2016 at 6:39 am

      It’s a rare thing here. That’s part of what makes it so magical.

      • arv! on November 19, 2016 at 7:55 am

        Is that so? I thought Alabama must be getting lots of snowfall!

        • mariegriffith on November 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

          Not at all. Our winters are usually very mild.

          • arv! on November 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

            Great…That means you get to enjoy the weather!

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  4. Tanja on November 20, 2016 at 4:22 am

    so pretty!

  5. unfoldingfromthefog on December 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Lovely! Coming from a place with plenty of snow, it’s to forget the magic.

    • mariegriffith on December 6, 2016 at 5:42 am

      Thank you. I know in some places snow is an aggravating part of winter and the magic would be easy to forget.

  6. Galen911 on November 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I live in Southern Arizona so I know exactly what you mean. Once every 5 years or so we get a dusting of snow… and we always see it as magical. I will never forget one Christmas morning quite a few years ago we woke up to 4 inches of snow on the ground. The kids weren’t even interested in opening their presents… they were too occupied playing in the snow! It was gone by noon… but it was a White Christmas we will never forget! Nice image…


    • mariegriffith on November 10, 2017 at 5:44 am

      Thank you Galen. What a magical Christmas morning for your family!

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