What does your Winter Wonderland look like ??

By
Real Estate Agent with Mel Foster Co.

 

 LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW 

 winterWinter... and Snow..., finally showed up in my Northwestern corner of Illinois. I knew that it would only be a matter of time until it happened, we had been very lucky so for.  Just three days earlier, it was still fairly nice. Temperatures were still in the high thirties, and sunny. Thursday it snowed, now we now have about four inches of snow, and the temps. are in the single digits... Brrrrr!!!!!  There is something about a new snow fall that makes everything seem so new and fresh, like no one has set foot there.

 

                 WINTER                         

 I love it when there is a hard frost, like we had Saturday morning, it creates a winter wonderland. It's times like this that will draw me outside, in the cold... (I hate the cold), armed with a camera, and an insulated mug of hot tea, to take a few snapshots. I like the atmosphere at this moment; it's so peaceful, and calm. Click, Click Click, Click...ok I'm cold, time to head back in. 

 Well that's the weather for Sterling, Illinois so far, now what I would like to know, is your winter shaping up, what is the weather like in your area of the country.                                                                                             WINTER

Comments (27)

Deb Dahlberg - Rowland
Hart Land Real Estate - Fayetteville, TX
Deb Sells Texas!
Oooooooh that snow looks so inviting!  I miss that here in Central Texas.  We will be in the mid 80's today.  Unseasonably high for this area but I understand some rain might be in the forcast!  No snow for us....I will settle for a cloudy day and a light drizzle....that is as close to snow as it is going to get here!
Dec 08, 2007 10:19 PM
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Larry..this is just how I like to look at snow...IN PICTURES!LOL I am with Ntsike....give me the beach for Christmas!:)
Dec 08, 2007 10:40 PM
Venice Harris
EXP Realty - Conyers, GA
Real Estate Agent - Conyers, GA

Oh man... if Atlanta ever saw scenes like those it would be a state of emergency here.  :)  Really.

Dec 08, 2007 11:13 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer

Larry, I'm glad you're enjoying this cause I think it's gonna be awhile before we see the ground.  Great post, I've been waiting!

Dec 09, 2007 12:46 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate

Virginia - That's what I like about my area, if you don't like it now, just wait a couple of minutes, it will get worse!!! Thanks for coming by.

Dallas - You need to experience the Winter Wonderland in person, that's my favorite, I walk in a timbered area, and it seems like I'm the only one on earth, it's so peaceful. There are times when I wish the temp was in the 70s in Dec.

Deb - The snow can be inviting at times I agree, as long as the temps. don't drop too low it's ok. It looks like the rain that you are getting today are heading my way, changing to sleet, and snow.  

Dec 09, 2007 02:49 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate

BLR Guy - Believe me there are times when I wish that I was sitting on a warm sandy beach, and the only way I could see it was in a picture myself. Thanks for the comment.

Venice - I have heard that about your area before. Lucky for you that you are having record highs this weekend.

Dec 09, 2007 03:09 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Peggy - I agree, it looks like we might as well face it, that white blanket of winter is here. Thank you so much for commenting on my last post, I needed that push. The friendship of AR working it's magic. Thanks again. 
Dec 09, 2007 12:38 PM
Mark Horan
Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC - Saint Cloud, FL
"The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
Larry- I endured the snow for 15 years. I was born in the South and I'm here to stay. Beaches, yes beaches are my winter wonderland.
Dec 09, 2007 04:52 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Hi Larry - I remember those images well from growing up in Wisconsin. Today I'm in Las Vegas, where we still have green lawns, although a few of the mountains have a little snow on top and temps may dip into the 30's in the next few days.
Dec 09, 2007 04:55 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Surprising, so far it has been relatively mild for this time of year in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. And we've had very little snow up to this point. It could prove to be a very bearable winter.
Dec 09, 2007 08:50 PM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate

Mark - So 15 years was enough for you? I can't say that I blame you , there are times when I have thought of moving also. Thanks for the comment.

John - I think that I saw my green grass for the last time a week ago. Temps here are suppose to rise to the thirties today. Thanks for coming by

Dec 09, 2007 11:42 PM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Derrick - I hope you do have a mild winter, I know you have been dumped on the last couple of years. Good luck!
Dec 10, 2007 07:25 AM
Steve Glose
Keller Williams Classic Group - Orlando, FL
TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla
From my back door I can see my Palm Tree and swimming pool. Todays temp 83 degrees.
Dec 11, 2007 11:31 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Steve - From my back door I can see my trees encrusted with ice from the ice storm that passed through yesterday, and there is no way that I'm swimming in 28 degree weather LOL. Thanks for the comment.
Dec 12, 2007 07:27 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
   Here ya go.....November 23. Sharks Cove. Oahu, Hi
Dec 12, 2007 02:41 PM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Oh Sally.... don't tease me like that. I can feel the spray on my face. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 12, 2007 03:45 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
Happy Holidays!
Dec 13, 2007 06:58 AM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Happy Holidays to you as well.
Dec 14, 2007 06:14 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
 Hi Larry! I miss the snow and the winter wonderland, thanks for sharing!

I took this shot of the Flagler Pier last Christmas weekend, it was 80 that day. I was out there for 2 hours looking for... the whales :)

Have a great holiday!
Dec 14, 2007 11:47 PM
Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate

Thanks for the picture Lysa, I feel warmer already. I think the weatherman said that we are going to get about 2-3 inches of snow today with temps around 28degrees, Brrrrrrrr!!

Happy Holiday to you!

Dec 15, 2007 12:53 AM