Monday, January 7, 2013


All we have at home, in southern BC, is rain, a bit of frost, and a sprinkling
of snowflakes, just to give us a treat.
I DO miss snow for Christmas.

According to the old calender, Christmas is celebrated on the 6th of January
and this was our treat,

Ok we already had Christmas along with the rest of the world, but still,
it's a romantic thought.

My friend came out to Whistler with her family and since time flies, and
we did not see each other for two years, we made sure to go up there,
so we could catch up on the news and our friendship.
The road changed quickly from rain to snow as soon as we reached Squamish
and going up a slight slope, competing with the tractors constantly
clearing the snow to the houses, was tricky but we managed.


It was unbelievably still and quiet up there, just like I remember it
back in Quebec, where truly, we could feast our eyes
on a winter wonderland.
We treasure every season because of how it changes and how good it feels for the soul
to be a part of  this life cycle.
Whistler did not disappoint us.

The boys went snowboarding and then hurried back to watch the football game.
We played a heated game of  scrabble, cause the bratty guys liked to make up words lol,
 had a bite to eat and enjoyed each others company by a crackling fire
and the absolute beauty outside the window.

It was a wonderful day.
The drive back was a challenge since all the roads were snow covered and
the snow never stopped falling up there the whole day.
As we passed Squamish, it again changed to rain and the temperature
went up from 1Celcius to 4C  .

We came  home to green grass and green trees and bare parks and bunnies in our yard.
I must remember to leave them some goodies outside so we can watch them.
They are soo cute.



George said...

I'm glad you were able to enjoy a snowy Christmas, even if it was twelve days late. We're still waiting for our first snowfall.

Adam said...

I wish I had snow here

Tammy Theriault said...

beautiful! so lucky you can enjoy that. new follower, hi!! :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi A Lady's Life .. that's the sort of weather I remember from 50 years ago .. in little old England.

Love the photos and glad you had a fun day with your friends, despite the beautiful snow ... cheers Hilary

Russell said...

Enjoyed your description of your trip to Whistler on Sunday.

Of course the 12th day of Christmas is January 6! I am amazed at the people who do the 12 day countdown BEFORE December 25!! Heh!

More importantly, I just really enjoyed how you described such a nice day and your surroundings. I am sure Whistler is beautiful in the winter but I do believe it would take a brave soul to trek up there when it is snowing!

Take care.

Akelamalu said...

I'll admit it does look beautiful but I don't like it if I have to go out in it, especially if I have to drive.

Mama Zen said...

It's beautiful, but I wouldn't want to drive in it!

A Lady's Life said...

George Christmas is a frame of mind lol Add to it an old calender,a bit of history and snow and there you

A Lady's Life said...

Adam being young, you would enjoy it.
I did and still do. even going to work was fun because there was always a challenge. When you have to live like this you always have a positive attitude.People have to help each other but you do get annoyed after you finish shoveling, a truck comes by and pushes all the snow back into the driveway lol

A Lady's Life said...

Hi Tammy. Thanks for visiting.
It was very beautiful watching the huge snowflakes.

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - once you are used to things one way, eventually you miss them not being that way.
Some places, Santa comes in a cart pulled by a donkey. lol

A Lady's Life said...

Russell - now that's an interesting thought. I never thought of it that way before. Good job!
They live off tourists up there so the roads are incredibly well maintained.Unless you are reckless, it's pretty safe.It's just the side roads where the houses are where it gets tricky cause you are still going up hill and it can get slippery.

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu - in Quebec we were experts driving in snow one foot deep.
This is when you enjoy a stick shift.
The most impressive car was the mini austen whose tires were smaller than the depth of the snow. It never stopped and kept going.The only time we ever worried was when the snow came down so thick, you couldn't see a foot in front of you. But then you have the same problem in warmer places like North Carolina, when the rain comes down in buckets.
You have to admit, life can get pretty exciting. lol

A Lady's Life said...

Mama Zen - No problem Just drive slow and take your time and it will all be fine.