|"Storehouse of Snow" by Sally L. Smith|
I'm sure many people in the world think that their city must be one of the "storehouses of the snow." This is a photo at the front of our house in January 2011.
It's a far cry from West TN with only a little frost, 28 degrees and bright sunlight today. That year it snowed before Christmas and we didn't see the ground completely until March. After that there were even more snows. We just left the lights shine on our trees until February but our neighbors had enough of our festivity and one day we came home and someone had unplugged them for us. The outlet was in our garage but they trespassed to turn them off. I guess they thought we had forgotten them or they put their "Scrooge" in overtime but we actually enjoyed them that long. They were so beautiful peeking through the snow.
We planted little trees like these in front of our house when we moved to Tennessee and we've continued the tradition of lighting them at Christmas. There's no snow but the joy is still there.