Salida, Colorado. Winter in the mountains is farther away — it shows up in the peaks, evergreens and the chair lifts. Christmas is calm and quiet.
In the cities, Christmas shows up in the bustle of the brilliant lights and in the festivities like the Holidazzle Parade in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m lucky to have experienced both this year.
I love, love, love the first couple of photos Steph, they say Christmas to me.
Thanks, Leanne — I thought of you when I posted them since I know we’ve chatted about snow contributing to the Christmas spirit!
Love the snowy photos. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Steph! –Julie
Thanks, Julie! I hope you had a great holiday, too — Crazy that it’s going to be a new year in less than one week! Thanks for the comment and thanks for the holiday wishes!
I’ll have both. Have a great New Year.
I’m glad I had a chance to do both worlds this year. Thanks so much, Debra and have a wonderful New Year, too!
Love the wintry photos! And the lights are gorgeous too…
Thanks, Ana — I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but I love the beauty of winter. And I always love city and holiday lights. Thanks for the comment!
These are gorgeous shots of both scenarios. Now if only we could have the pristine white snow scenario with the temperature around the 25C mark, I’d be happier LOL
I was just thinking of you today when we arrived in Denver and it was – 8 C (much warmer than Minnesota, I might add). It is gorgeous, but I’m afraid, my friend, it will be a serious shock to your system. When Adam was here, he took a photo of our thermometer (which is in celsius) and it was -9 C that day.