I Am Dreaming of a White Christmas…

White oaks ans cedar covered with snow on the Applegat River of southern Oregon.

White oaks and one of our cedars dressed in white as seen from our patio.

I grew up listening to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas. It was one of my mother’s all-time favorite carols and became one of mine as well. As hard as I wished for a white Christmas in Diamond Springs, however, we never had one. I didn’t in Liberia or Sacramento, either. Alaska was a different story. (Grin)

This past week, I was hoping, hoping, hoping to wake up and find the ground covered in white. The local weather forecasters even hinted that there might be some snow in our future. It wasn’t to be, however. Sigh. As this post goes up, we are off in Tennessee celebrating Christmas with our daughter and family. Who knows what is happening on the Upper Applegate River?

It does snow here, though, in the Oregon foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. And when it does, I dash outside with my camera. With that in mind, I went searching through i-Photo looking for snowstorms of the past, so you—and I, could have a white Christmas. All of these photos are taken from our property. Enjoy.

Peggy and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for joining us on our adventures this past year. We’ve enjoyed having you along. May all of our friends around the world have a joyous holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Curt and Peggy

Upper Applegate Valley of southern Oregon covered in snow. Photo by Curtis Mekemson.

Another view from our patio looking out across the Applegate River south toward California.

Southern Oregon forest covered with snow. Photo by Curtis Mekemson.

This time, the forest is decorated with a low cloud.

White oaks in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon covered in snow. Photo by Curtis Mekemson.

Our white oaks covered in snow.

A close up.

A close up. Can’t you just feel it? This is the type of snow I put on my tongue and let melt.

View of driveway on Mekemson property in southern Oregon.

A view of our driveway with the snow coming down.

Snow falls on cedars in Upper Applegate Valley of southern Oregon.

Huge, white, fluffy Flakes.

Doe and buck black tail deer in snow in southern Oregon.

A doe and a buck black tail deer, part of the herd that owns our property, wonder what we are doing out in the snow storm.

And what is a snowstorm without a snowman? I called this guy George. He reminded me of someone.

And what is a snowstorm without a snowman? I called this guy George.

And this was Peggy's joyous creation. Happy Holidays everyone.

And this was Peggy’s joyous creation. Happy Holidays everyone.



47 thoughts on “I Am Dreaming of a White Christmas…

  1. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    It was a real pleasure to meet you through your writing and photography.
    May the new year bring you continued health, happiness and many good things.
    Best wishes,

  2. I hope you’re there now. I’m going to pretend that you are, and that everything began going perfectly! Merry Christmas to you both. I’m looking forward to everything the New Year brings, especially your book!

    • Thanks so much Linda. I’ve truly enjoyed your blogs this past year and look forward to continuing to share in the coming year. We are actually in Hendersonville, Tn. with our daughter and family, which is always special. A very Happy and productive New Year to you. –Curt

  3. You live in a beautiful place Curt. It’s sunny and clear here in Virginia this morning. White Christmases are rare here (although we did have one in 2010).

    Wishing you all a joyful and peaceful season!

  4. I love the song as well, als here in NL, we hardly have white Christmases 🙂 I don’t mind. For all its beauty, snow can be a lot of work.
    Your photos are lovely. Merry Christmas!

  5. Happy holidays and all that is good for you both! Have a great beautiful New Year too. The cedars look awesome decorated by the snow. Loved the doe and the buck.
    Thanks and cheers 🙂

  6. Thanks for these, I did see them on the right day, but I have had a house completely full of all the people I care about most. They left yesterday and the kitchen is suddenly empty and I am filling machines with towels and sheets, and trying to empty the fridge. We only have frosts here at the moment, so I was very glad of the snowy forest scenes.

    • Glad you enjoyed my white Christmas photos Hilary.

      On another note, here’s a book you might enjoy if you haven’t read it: “Foxglove and Hedgehog Days, Secrets in a Country Garden” by Daniel Blajan. My sister-in -law has the book and I pick it up every time I visit her. Somehow, it makes me think of you and I’ve been meaning to recommend it to you for quite some time.


  7. Curt and Peggy, I love your snow photos! They make this southern girl long for the great white north again. 🙂 When we lived in Eugene, Oregon it only snowed once – but it was glorious! I walked and played in it for hours. James and I are so grateful for your fantastic blog and look forward to what you have up your sleeve for 2015. Wishing you both a very Happy New Year! All the best, Terri

    • Thank you Terri. It’s my kind of snow, gracing our property for a day or two and then melting. 🙂 I get to enjoy it on the mountains we look out on all winter, however.

      I’ve truly enjoyed blogging and sharing the adventure that Peggy and I have. And when I am checking my reader, I make a beeline for anything you and James have produced.

      Once again, Happy New Year to the two of you.

  8. A belated Happy New Year to you and Peggy! May 2015 hold even more journeys for the two of you. Indeed, the scenery is so magical! Lovely photographs…and I like Peggy’s snowPERSON. lol

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