Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snowy Smokies

When you live in the South, experiencing snow is pure magic. It puts a grin on your face from ear to ear and makes you giggle like a child. No matter what you have planned, everything is put on hold so that you can go out and simply play in the snow:-)

This was the view from the bedroom window of the cabin yesterday morning ~sorry about the screen markings~ Can you see the top of the mountain covered in snow?!

My little guy made his first snow angel...

Look out Dad!! This one has your name on it.

And just so you know, a snow disk makes for a pretty handy shield when Dad decides to retaliate:-)

Of course, all too soon it was time for us to depart Winter Wonderland and head back to reality.
But the drive home was nothing less than spectacular....

See what I mean~~

I don't know what was colder, us or the water.

This was the view from the top of New Found Gap, looking back across the valley.

Eventhough the temperature outside was quiet frankly beyond FRIGID we had to stop at the top and play for just a few minutes.

The King of Clingman's Dome and his popsicle parents hope you are starting the New Year off playing and making memories with your loved ones:-)



Beautiful pear tree lane said...

hi Rhonda,
I live in the south and know how scarce snow is so when we get some we just really are beside ourself.
I so enjoyed looking at your snow pictures, hopefully we will soon get a little bit.
thank you for sharing.

Vee said...

Oh that pretty confectioner's sugar really does look magical and I'm glad that you know what to do with!

RiverBend Farm said...

Your pictures are breathtaking! We're forecasted snow the end of this week..oh, please! Not here in Texas! I don't do snow!

Anonymous said...

Hey Rhonda,
When our boys were little we went to the Smoky mts. a lot. I miss them. It was nice to see them in you photos. And yes, snow does make us plum gitty down here. The weather man said the S word today...maybe Thursday or Friday there may be snow flake all the way down to middle Ga.!!

Have a safe trip home.

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Hi Rhonda!!! Oh I love those mountains! We climbed up Clingman's Dome a couple years ago so I'm able to enjoy the pics even more....we like the leaves when they are golden and red but they sure are pretty white!

PS Love the Winter Wonderland music popping on as I looked at you Winter Wonderland!

Dena said...

It looks like a winter wonderland!! It's unseasonably warm here in Southern California so I am enjoying your view :)


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Rhonda! I'm catching up, too. Your photos are amazing, and your boy is growing up! I didn't post photos but we had 20 teens for New Year's. It was really festive! And fun, they were hilarious. Hope to see more of your wonderful blogging!
Fondly, Andrea

Vickie said...

Hi Rhonda - looks like a fun time was had by all! Snow is magical here in Texas, too. We rarely get it. Today we're having temps in the teens, but no snow. Not much fun...(whine) Your little boy is getting SO tall!

BittersweetPunkin said...

No snow for me yet...just rain. Can I have some of yours? :)


nannykim said...

Cool pics of the snow. We have been to clingman's dome--I enjoyed seeing these pictures! Wish we had some snow here near the beach!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi happy new year,
What great snow pics. Your little guy is so darn adorable. We have had a lot of cold days here too, but no snow.
I love your wallpaper is so pretty!.
I have enjoyed catching up with you to night.
Take care and big hugs,

Billie said...

Hi Rhonda! I soooo missed your blog while you were away, but I certainly understand. I hope you are enjoying your job. I can't wait to see how spring will shape up around your farm. I can't wait to get started with my chickens this spring...I may have some questions for you. Thank you for stopping by my new blog...I look forward to reading your posts.

Meggie said...

Great looking snow angel, Rhonda! So glad you're back. Sorry that I haven't visited blogging has also been sporatic.

myletterstoemily said...

such a fun day in the snow!

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Deanna said...

Hello! Great photos!

I was wondering about Clingmans dome, did you hike it while the road was closed? Or did you find another path that connects to to it? I am traveling down there next week and trying to get as much knowledge as possible since the sign the says closed till March 31!

Thank you very much for your time!