Day 16 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. The sky is grey and snow is coming down. I’ve forgotten how grey and dreary November can be. The snow is welcome. It will brighten up the landscape. I am remembering another scene – of snow falling on the cedars. They were really spruce trees but they’re close enough. The phrase had caught and stuck in my head after seeing the movie. The cedars/spruce are gone. I’m missing them today. It’s nostalgia for those trees and what has past.

The trees are gone and Sheba also. I’m remembering and missing her today. She loved nosing and messing around and under the spruce trees winter or summer. She didn’t mind the snow or cold. We were out almost every day in all kinds of weather. We were as regular and dependable as the mailman.

The snow is still falling but not on the cedars. It is a good day for tapping out the memories. It is a good day for eating spicy pumpkin chili, drinking hot chocolate and curling up with a good book. Maybe later I can coax myself downstairs and finish shortening my new snow pants. Maybe tomorrow will be a good day for cross-country skiing.


  1. Lily, thank you for sharing your memories and images. I see you have actual Winter! In Phoenix, Arizona, we have Sweater Season. I do recognize that white stuff from when I lived in colder places. It makes everything brighter and quieter. Memories!

  2. Lily, this will be my first winter away from a place of snow. Your pictures brought back some pleasant memories. I enjoyed watching the snow fall, but not going out in it. I much prefer the cool/cold air in Tennessee.

  3. Snow is the great purifier. Walking with my dog will be a great hole in my life when she passes. I cherish every moment with her and everyone else. We do not know if we will see them, again.

  4. Awww, snow! If you don’t have to drive it’s beautiful and peaceful! Love your pictures, thank you for bringing some winter wonderland to the blogging world!

  5. I loved the book Snow Falling on Cedars but haven’t seen the movie. I appreciated this melancholy post about memory, longing and sadness. thank you.

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