On Dec. 8 it started to snow here. I loved taking pics of the first snow of winter...and I had ample opportunity.
|Dec 8, 2017 Black Mountain NC 7 am|
But it also means that North Carolina shuts down when it snows...all the schools, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, the Clay Studio.
|Dec 8, 2017 Black Mountain NC 9 am|
It is a feature of our litigious society, I figure. If kids have to stand out at a bus stop on a mountain road (and some of them are very steep and curvy around here,) there's danger of a bus/car/truck sliding about and someone getting hurt, or at least very cold.
|12.8.17 Black Mountain NC 9 am|
So our schools all shut down at the first inkling of snow, and many times that means a decision is made at 5 a m based on a storm due at noon, and it never comes. But this time there was snow on the ground when I woke up at 7 am.
So let's go venturing into files to see more snows from the past...which is what Sepia Saturday is all about, after all!
|1946 my first snow in Dallas TX|
|1948-9 Mom shoveling snow into a pile, while cousins Claudette and Sandra try to form it into a snowman and I just watch on! Houston Texas at Gummy and Poppy's house,|
|1953 snow in St. Louis, our apartment on 2nd floor.|
|St. Ann MO, probably 1956-7|
|One of my early snow sculptures - St. Ann MO 1956-7|
|1950 Applachian snow storm Thanks to NC Expatriates for photo|
|Appalachian Snow storm 1950 Thanks to NC Expatriates for photo|
|My youngest son in his first snow, Lumberton, NC 1986-7|
|My first snow in new apartment Black Mountain NC, Nov 2016|
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