A Medley of Frosty

I wanted to participate in this week’s Sunday Stills Christmas Song Lyric Challenge and went looking for the holly and the ivy. Unfortunately, they were not full grown so I had to settle for these berries in my garden.

Then I considered other Christmas carols:

O Holy Night! ~ Hark the Herald Angels Sing! ~ Silent Night!

but there were no pictures to adequately convey the spiritual nature of these songs.

I soon realized I was getting too complicated so when I saw Frosty the Snowman next door, I went down a frosty path.

All that frostiness reminded me of another of my favorite holiday songs.

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire’s so delightful,

and since there’s no place to go –

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Yes, I love the snow and hope we’ll get some this year! But if we don’t we can head to Mt. Rainier,

and if we’re lucky we may see the moonrise over the mountain.

Which might do for Silent Night, after all.

~ Susanne

30 Comments on “A Medley of Frosty

  1. Oh my gosh, your photos of winter mountains and frosty moments are exquisite, Susanne! I like what you did with the lyric challenge and of course, your images tell the story of each song so well! I would be happy to send you some snow but it mostly melted again–here’s wishing you just enough for spectacular photo ops! I just got home from teaching today and I sat down at my brand new desk-top and 32″ monitor and thought of you and your post about Windows 11. Yay!

    • Thanks, Terri! I had to dig a little deeper for this challenge, as I literally thought I would find some good holly and ivy! But in the end it was Frosty the Snowman who inspired me! 😉 I do love the snow, probably because we don’t get that much here in the Seattle area. But every couple years we get a few inches that stick around for a while and I so enjoy it! So you got a new computer and a giant monitor?? Good for you! Curious now, what are you teaching?

  2. Lovely post, Susanne. As far as you wondering about snow, right now we are expected to have about a foot when this snow lets up tomorrow.

    • Thanks, Don. I don’t think I could handle the cold winters and deep snow of Minnesota! We’re expecting snow in the mountains this weekend but none in the lowlands where I live. I’d like at least a few inches sometime this winter, but we’ll have to wait and see 🙂 Stay warm and dry.

    • Thanks, Pete. Most people feel as you do about the snow. I’m not asking for much. Maybe 6 inches that sticks around 4 or 5 days. It’s so beautiful. ❄☃️

  3. I like the way you found your way through the dilemma to a perfect solution! Your frosty images are great, but it’s the next to last of Mt Rainier that I really love 😀

    • Thanks so much for your comment. I had to dig a little to interpret this theme but Frosty sent me down the right path. ☃️😁 Glad you enjoyed the picture of Mt Rainier, one of my favorite places! 😊

  4. I love the close up one with the ice crystals! There was actually frost on my lawn this morning! ❄️❄️ But not snow☃️

  5. Simply breathtaking photographs. Thank you for sharing your incredible gift with us.

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  7. Love your frosty pictures! We got a dusting of snow last night in Yakima and more fell throughout the day but didn’t stick. I always love pictures of Mount Rainier, so thank you so much for that!

  8. Your chilly pictures of the Seattle area are so beautiful, Susanne. Frost makes all things beautiful. We had our first snow here in Prescott this morning. Our friend from CA was very thrilled. Your mountain pictures are stunning all dressed in their finest whites. 🙂

    • Thanks so much! 😊 Our temps are dropping here too and light snow is in the forecast. I hope we get some, it makes everything so beautiful, especially since I don’t have to drive in it!

      • Driving in Seattle in the snow could be very dangerous. Fortunately, you don’t get too much snow, do you, Susanne?

        Seattle is one of my favorite cities. My first husband and I drove there every three weeks to see his mom when we lived in Portland. I loved walking around Greenlake.

        We have a lot of foothills here, in Prescott, too that are quite steep. Last year in one particularly bad storm, we stayed put for about 4 days. Usually, we can go out the same day but the walk to our car from our condo is slippery.

        Have a great holiday season. 🙂

      • Thank you! 😊 Yes, indeed! I was born and raised in Seattle and lived near Green Lake in high school. I loved walking around the lake.
        As far as the snow goes, those of us who worked downtown when the snow hit have harrowing tales of getting home! Even so, I love the snow! We usually get a little bit each year and rarely have been surprised by a foot or more!! It never lasts more than a week or so. ❄❄ Arizona is beautiful and makes a wonderful getaway when I crave the sun!!

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