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Written by Sue, Tuesday, July17, 2011                       hot, humid, temp 98, heat index 105
Since most of us are under a heat wave, I thought I might cool things down for all of us. These photos were taken  Christmas 2010, which is a rarity here in the South. Granddaughter Katie's birthday is on Dec. 26, her prayer and wish was to have snow! There is not enough words to describe her excitement when it began to snow! Never under estimate  the prayer of a child. She didn't just pray for snow, she believed it was going to snow. A lesson for us adults!
My note cards for July are  called.....
~Snow days at the farm~

There! now, are you feeling a bit cooler, I know I am. Seasons come and go but one thing for sure, our Lord remains steadfast! Hebrews 13:8~ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and  today, and forever. 
Stay cool,

Today I am happy to join July's Note Card Party, hosted by my friend Vee, Please feel free to join the party and share four of your favorite photos! Thank you Vee for hosting.
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Debbie July 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM  

What a wonderful choice! Wish I had thought of that. I need all the inspiration I can get to chill out and cool down around here. I can't pick a favorite from your selection. I like them all equally!

Kati July 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM  

Pretty! So "cool". :) (And I like your blog background!)

Vee July 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM  

There was one point today when I was so warm I could have actually jumped in the pond there and have been happy. I love the story behind this snowfall. Now if ever this child doubts in her life, remind her of the time she prayed for snow. Thank you for the cooling!

Carol July 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM  

Your beautiful snow pictures make me smile! Thanks a bunch for helping me feel cooler!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest July 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM  

Oh sue - thanks! I needed that!

How beautiful! And such a refreshing site - been so unbearably hot.

Perfect timing for Christmas In July!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ July 17, 2012 at 8:32 PM  

These are beautiful photos! I live in Florida so I don't see scenes like this at all any more! Lovely cards!

Barbara F. July 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM  

These photos are beautiful, they would make lovely Christmas cards. Thanks for stopping by. xo

Pat July 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM  

Oh yes! These are the perfect photos for 100+ weather. Very nice.

Schotzy July 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM  

With our 100 + degree days, your cards were the "coolest!"

Kathryn Ross July 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

Cooled down at least 10 degrees just looking at these chilly winter treats! Snow coverings may everything so bright, clean, and beautiful! Thank you for choosing to share a bit of Christmas in July.

Creations By Cindy July 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM  

Your notecards are beautiful! Wish I had some of that snow! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vickie July 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM  

I just shivered! ha - love your snow pictures, makes me long for fall/winter. I think we're all trying to cool each other off with this party! I like how you did your edges...

Angela July 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM  

I love these pictures, especially the contrast with the red barn. That is a great answer to prayer:)

Happy@Home July 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM  

Great subject for your note cards. I think we are all sweltering.
How well I remember that beautiful white Christmas. Your photos are a wonderful reminder.

Pamela Gordon July 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

Well these photos sure cooled me off! They are so beautiful. A perfect choice for notecards. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment. Blessings, Pamela

Farm Girl July 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

What lovely photos!!! My son prayed for snow one year and we of course never get snow and it snowed. There was that faith of a child that is so sweet.
I wish you cooler days

Lorrie July 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM  

What great images. I'm cooler just looking at them, imagining the cold seeping through my clothes. I love snow but we don't get much of it here on Vancouver Island.

A lovely set for note cards.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti July 17, 2012 at 11:14 PM  

This was a wonderful idea and your photos are all very beautiful! I actually did feel cooler looking at them. I think the older I get the more I like winter :)

Mrs.Rabe July 17, 2012 at 11:27 PM  

I considered doing winter or fall photos too! We've been so hot here...your photos are refreshing! And a reminder of things to come!


Catherine Holman July 17, 2012 at 11:30 PM  

I do feel somewhat cooler now and your photos are magical!

Terri Buster July 18, 2012 at 6:18 AM  

Just what we all need- a little snow to cool us off! I love that second shot!

Beth July 18, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

funny how we work ... i would say this is the perfect selection for the humid & hot time of the year. what i would prefer. a snowy getaway my fav is the fence view. wow, lovely. (:

Sunny July 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM  

I imagine I will be seeing lots of snow for at least part of the winter this year. I'll be glad for the challenge of doing some snow paintings! Your picyures are very pretty!

Happyone July 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM  

Beautiful winter pictures especially nice with the weather so HOT.

Bernadine July 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

Ahhhh... the photos are a good respite from the heat. I'm one of the rare ones who loves winter. I loved these photos and hope we have another winter like it. Thanks for the refreshment! :-)

Snap July 18, 2012 at 9:21 AM  

I love winter scenes. We very seldom get a winter here and definitely no snow! Thanks so much for cooling me off! Wonderful selection for Vee's note card party!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter July 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

I just love your beautiful winter photos, Sue! They would make wonderful Christmas cards! The wintry scenes look very inviting about now in the midst of this heat and drought we experiencing. Thanks for sharing these lovely and refreshing scenes!

Cheryl July 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM  

Thank you, Sue!! My hot-and-humid self thanks you sincerely! What a lovely idea to feature these frosty images during this season of blistering heat. :D

Your farm is beautiful in all seasons!

Judy ~ My Front Porch July 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM  

A breath of fresh and cool air! Beautiful pic's and a great theme for a summer note card party.

Precious July 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

Love the last picture...so peaceful

Lea also known as "CiCi" July 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM  

Oh, that did feel good! Think I'll come back in a few minutes and look at them again!

PTL that HE is the steadfastness of our lives!!

Happy Wednesday!

Mary July 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM  

The winter scenes are great! Very lovely..

Flat Creek Farm July 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM  

Sue, thank you for helping me to "chill" - it's 107 here today! I'm afraid to look at the thermometer again in case it's gone up even more. Your photos are wonderful.. just what I needed today :) -Tammy

ellen b. July 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM  

So many people are suffering with some yucky temps and your note cards are so refreshing and cooling. Soon enough winter will be upon us again.

Walking on Sunshine... July 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM  

So beautiful and so enjoyable to look at after another hot day up here in PA! But thankfully it did rain today. Enjoy your day!

Carol July 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM  

This is a terrific post! The pictures are gorgeous and the scripture is such an encouragement.
Our house is actually small, but photographs larger than life!

Paula July 18, 2012 at 9:58 PM  

Ooooh~ Miss Sue, you're making my toes cold! BRRRR! *giggle*
It is nice to think about a snowy morning this time of year, though... and how sweet that your granddaughter prayed for it on her birthday! I enjoyed seeing your beautiful pictures... hope you're staying cool and not working too hard! :)

Kathleen July 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM  

Wait, I think I need my sweater!
Love those frosty shots, the last one is just magical!
We are supposed to get relief by Fri.
Before we know it we will be complaining about winter!

Southern Lady July 19, 2012 at 6:26 AM  

Thank you for a walk through a winter wonderland on this warm and humid July morning, Sue. It's 5:00 a.m., and already 75 degrees outside!

Hope your day is a happy one ...

NanaNor's July 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

Hi Sue, I must say your winter photos are so delightful; makes me yearn for those days-but you also have a storybook looking scene too.
Hope you are staying cool.
Hugs, Noreen

LDH July 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM  

Such a great idea to share these gorgeous winter postcard photos to bring a cooling feeling on these very hot days! Lovely :)

Elena July 19, 2012 at 7:24 PM  

Such beautiful shots! It makes me long for Christmas. Your farm is so beautiful in all seasons and times of day!

Christine July 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM  

Nicely done!
It even gave me chills (in a good way).

travelintoadventure@gmail.com July 20, 2012 at 12:38 AM  

beautiful photos - love number 3it calls for me to go walking and make a snowman... I did get a flash reminder just how snow can make me feel cold down deep in my bones -- wink!
Hugs, for cooler weather and some rain.

Trish July 21, 2012 at 3:06 AM  

Oh Sue - these pics are just gorgeous!!
I love the first and last one very much indeed.
What perfect note cards!
I wish we had some snow here right now.
While you are "cooking" over there we freezing here - but a little snow flurry would make it all worthwhile :-)
blessings..Trish xx

Jenni July 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM  

OOOOH! Simply Gorgeous!! And Just what I needed today.... the weatherman said the heat index this week would be 105 here.....

That is precious about your granddaughter praying for snow.... God is so good! And how He loves children.......

Big hugs,

tania August 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM  



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