Christmastime in Iowa

These are pictures from Iowa, Monday, December 27th.  A hoarfrost had developed on the trees and plants that was quite striking and beautiful.  My family went for a brief walk ‘around the block’ later in the afternoon.  I put ‘around the block’ in quotation marks, because I associate blocks with cities and this tiny Iowa town has a population of maybe 600 people.  My two sisters are running at me in the last shot.  I miss them a lot and wish we lived closer to each other, though we pick up with each other easily enough whenever we reunite.

It was a time of good food & games and music.  I received some nice gifts including some books (yay!).   I also received the not-so-nice gift of a cold (thanks Dad!), under which I am currently suffering.  I came home on Tuesday night and worked on Wednesday and Thursday.  I am very glad for the day off today, in which I can blow my nose, read and write blog posts, and laze around until a low-key New Year’s celebration at my cousin’s house tonight.


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6 responses to “Christmastime in Iowa

  1. Snow!! Oh, I miss snow. We had a bit of it last week that stuck around for about a day, but New Mexico isn’t really known for its winter blizzards. 😦

    I hope you feel better! And have a happy New Year, of course. 😀

  2. Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing – I love the frosted trees…

  3. Those photos are absolutely gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon, and Happy New Year!

  4. Feel better, and Happy New Year! The snow is beautiful! I missed the snowfall in New York and only got back when it’s already turned all brown and gray and ice and slush. :/

  5. Sounds like a few of you miss the therapeutic benefits of snow! 🙂 Thanks for the compliments on the photos. I’m using a few less tissues than before, so it looks like things are on the mend.

  6. Your pictures are so beautiful! Happy New Year!

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