First Snowfall – Feels like Christmas!

We had our first snowfall for the year. It began around 12:30 pm on Saturday and continued lightly throughout the night. The accumulation wasn’t significant – only about 5-6 inches but everything is covered in white and glistening. It’s so beautiful!

I drove home yesterday after my grandsons’ concert and it was just beginning to get a little slick. I love the snow as long as I don’t have to drive in it!

When I woke up this morning I snapped a few photos from my windows before it began to melt off the trees.

Here are a few new photos of my decorations. I have two new additions to my carols’ collections – Mr. & Mrs. Santa. They were early Christmas presents from my husband. I was thrilled to add them! God bless him! He is so thoughtful!

Here is my Christmas cactus that is flowering in preparation for Christmas!

I feel the excitement in the air when I see my grandchildren especially the youngest ones – four and eight years old! They truly believe in Santa, The Elf on the Shelf, and everything that goes with this magical season. To be a child again is to experience great joy in every day without any care or worries. Sigh!

Thank you for stopping by and God bless everyone! May you have a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you will be celebrating.

Time is flying by. There is still some time left to order Jemsbooks from me autographed if you live within the USA. It has been taking about a week to mail things out. Contact me at jjspina(at)myfairpoint(dot)net and put in Subject Line – BOOK PURCHASE. I will get back to you with a PayPal invoice. Price of children’s and middle-grade books are $12.00 each and $15.00 each for 18+ books. Approximate price of shipping within the USA is $3.00-$4.00 which also depends upon how many books you buy.

Anyone who purchases books will receive a two-sided bookmark below for each book purchased. All Jemsbooks book covers are on these bookmarks.



Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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15 Responses to First Snowfall – Feels like Christmas!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Lovely photos. We had our first snow this weekend but not as much as you. It’s been freezing hard since then. I like your Christmas Cactus. Mine had one bloom a couple of weeks ago. I think it has decided it’s reall an Easter Cactus!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Mary! That is funny about your cactus. I have two and they both flower around the same time. But one flowers at Easter too. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! hugs xx

  2. Beautiful pictures, Janice, I like to see these pictures, but i am so glad to be out of it, and the cold. We have here everyday now around 31’C. wonderful

  3. noelleg44 says:

    We had barely a dusting here, Janice, but we drove back from Charlottesville yesterday (my husband had back surgery there) and the trip was magical. Everything was coated and the sky was clearing in time for some wonderful light and colors with the snow. I see you collect carolers, too. I get a new one every year. Lovely pictures!

    • jjspina says:

      How is your husband doing? I pray that he is is okay. 🤗 ❤️ Thanks for stopping by.
      I received a request from you on FB messenger. Did you contact me? I think it is a scam. Someone may have used your name to email me.

  4. macjam47 says:

    I am so envious of your snow. Our snowfall here fell short of the forecasted amount. We only got about a half inch. I just want one (okay, more than one) honest to goodness real snow.
    Your decorations are lovely! Love and hugs. ❤🎄🎅❤

  5. I love snow! We got some this weekend too. Actually, it’s snowing now. We got a light dusting on Saturday, which didn’t really come to much – probably too much salt water on everything from recent storms coming in off the sea. But today it’s snowing for real. There’s nearly an inch of it by now, and it’s still coming down. That’s hardly anything compared to your five or six inches, but snow isn’t as common here, especially not as close to the coast as I live. This is our Westie pup, Lilie’s first time seeing snow. She wasn’t interested with the tiny bit we got on Saturday, but is more interested now we’ve got more, and has even snacked on part of a snowball. Haha!

  6. Annika Perry says:

    Janice, beautiful pictures of the winter wonderland…it is magical and the UK is experiencing heavy snowfall with roads treacherous and schools closed. Yet a wonderful sight! Wow! Your cactus is stunning, full of flowers and on time! What a great idea and I meant to say thank you for those as well as the book which arrived today…I’ve sent you an email. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Xx

  7. Wishing you and your family A Wonder-filled Christmas, Janice! ❤ xo

  8. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful post Janice. It seems many are getting bombarded with snow this past week or so. We got our first wallop today! I bet you wish you were back in Aruba? LOL. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas my friend. 🙂 ❤

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