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A Frosty Morning in Idyllwild – Bikini Frog Protests

A Frosty Morning in Idyllwild – Bikini Frog Protests

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Idyllwild has finally been dusted with a precious snow blanket. The drought continues, but a small amount of relief has been granted. The only one complaining is my bikini frog.

Snow Days In Idyllwild, CA

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The road to my house after the snow plow came

The road to my house after the snow plow came

Last month, I was snowed in at my home in Idyllwild for two days. I was able to enjoy the coziness of my wood burning stove, home-made soup, and the entire 1st season of Homeland on DVD. No one was pressing me for work because the whole town stayed home too. Appointments were rescheduled and life slowed down.

National Forest at the end of my block.

National Forest at the end of my block.

Once there was a break between storms, I bundled up and ventured out to the National Forest at the end of my block. The views are always stunning. By the third day, when the storm completely passed, the temperature rose high enough to go snowshoeing in a T-shirt.

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Snowshoeing out Cowbell Alley.

These are the reasons I love any kind of weather. There is enjoyment in all four seasons, and fortunately, Idyllwild has them all.

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Snow Day In Idyllwild, CA

Snow begins to fall in Idyllwild.

Snow begins to fall in Idyllwild.

There’s nothing like a snow day to make you slow down and enjoy the beauty of winter. There are always a hundred things you should be doing – laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and the like. But somehow a snow day is also a goof-off day. On December 13, I had just such a pause to marvel at nature, weather, and the things that are truly important in life. A roof over my head, a good wood burning stove to keep me warm, winter gloves, boots, and coat, and a strong manzanita walking stick.

View of the forest from my loft

View of the forest from my loft

I started taking videos of the snow fall from my deck. Take a look on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJuWzmqxW8I Then picked up my walking stick and headed out to crunch some snow. I hope you enjoy your next snow day as much as I did.

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