When we got the light dusting of snow on December 9th, they had more in Wales. I told my Mam it wasn't fair that Wales was getting better snow now I don't live there any more. She reminded me that I have the ocean practically right outside my window, and that I have that all year round - snow or not.
"That's true," I said. "But I want both... I want snowy beaches!"
Two days later, I got my wish:
OK, so there wasn't loads of snow, but we woke up on that Monday morning (December 11th) to see snow on the beach - as shown in the above photo, taken from our livingroom window - and this scene outside our back window:
Lilie and I headed outside to check it out, dragging Kelly along with us so he could take photos. The snow on the ground was more like icy slush where people had been walking on it and it was having trouble sticking from the rain, but Lilie checked it out anyhow...
It was still snowing a little at this point... Kelly says you can see it a little in this photo of me:
But it was sticking best on the cars and things...
So - since they'd want the snow off their car eventually anyhow, and most of our neighbours are nice enough that I knew they wouldn't mind - I grabbed some snow off one of the neighbours' car roofs...
And made snowballs for Lilie (and for my own enjoyment too). We didn't get a shot of Lilie chasing the snowballs, since Kelly didn't know I was going to throw some for her, so wasn't ready with the camera. But here she is checking out some snow, and eating it:
It did snow a bit more after these shots were taken. I think we got something like an inch in the end. But the snow changed to rain before Kelly got a chance to take more photos, and what we were left with afterwards was icy slush, which I figured you probably didn't want photos of. If I'm wrong, and you did want to see some slush, just look closely at the photos of Lilie above, and you should see some around her paws.