Merry Christmas from Colour Complements
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. Well, it isn’t in the forecast despite my wishes!
Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed of a White Christmas and still do today. It is a rare occurrence. I live on the west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island just above the ocean so the climate is fairly temperate. We have had a few snow falls on Christmas day during my lifetime but they generally do not last long.
As I write, I know many of you in other areas of North America are experiencing significant snowfalls. Perhaps many of you just want winter to be over.
Snow transforms a landscape to a magical wonderland. Personally, I have always loved the “sound” of snow. Years ago I used to work on a ski resort and sometimes the staff would assist ski patrol doing last run. Last run is when ski patrol checks out all the runs to ensure no skier is left on the mountain after the lifts close. It is magical time when you ski a run solo. I used to pause part way down to just listen. A very fond memory.
SNOW – what does it mean to you?
Last year I saw more snow over a three week time frame than I can recall seeing in my lifetime. Sadly, it was not at Christmas but in February. Shovelling the driveway was not fun! AND, I learned ours is the largest of the driveways in our neighbourhood!!
Many years ago, my husband and I were on a ski trip in Lake Louise (Alberta). If I recall correctly, it was the early part of December which can be a quiet time to travel, at least we found it so. We were out for dinner and the restaurant was not busy so we had a window table.
The view was into a lawn area studded with small trees and a creek in the background. In the middle of the lawn was one of those old fashioned lamp posts. It had started snowing lightly as we arrived, just a few flakes. During dinner it became heavier BUT the snowflakes were very small and light in appearance.
The lamp post light reflected beautifully on the snow creating a glittered sparkly effect. It was truly magical. To this day, we talk about this. One of those memories that are hard to duplicate.
If you are in areas that are experiencing a White Christmas, drive safely and stay warm. For those of you in warmer climates, enjoy Christmas BBQ.
I would like to wish all of my friends and customers a Merry Christmas from Colour Complements. I will return to regularly posting on Monday January 6th.