Friday, January 17, 2014
The Snow Globe Effect
Last Christmas, Mother Sweden pulled out all of the stops and gave us a lot of snow that created the perfect magic to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. It was lucky that my parents were there to experience the beauty themselves. The snow hanging on the branches of the trees made it feel like we were walking in a snow globe that had just been lightly shaken and all of the glittery snowflakes had just settled down again. The woods were quiet except for the crunching of our boots. We kept marveling at how beautiful it was and I called it the "Snow Globe Effect."
This Christmas we had weather that was rainy and consistently in the 40s and gave us the overall blah feeling. Though the weather didn't help put us in the Christmas spirit, Stockholm still dresses up for the occasion and we hit up the Christmas markets and the NK store windows.
So, here we are in January and we finally, finally, have snow in Stockholm that is suitable for sledding. Yesterday as I was walking Calvin to school, these huge flakes started falling and I just sighed and thought, "here's the snow globe feeling I've been waiting for!" Calvin looked at me and says confusedly, "It's Christmas? It's not Christmas..." No, it's not Christmas but it finally feels like it. Hope you can enjoy the snow globe effect where you are this winter!