Our first major snowfall of the season dumped over a foot of wet, heavy snow on Central Iowa. What a beautiful sight! The not-so-wonderful part of it is that it started as what I like to call thick rain and now everything has a sheet of ice on it.
Schools were closed. Businesses were closed. Interstates were closed.
I was one of the lucky ones that didn't lose power. There was only one time throughout the day that it flickered, but that was it.
The spiral tree didn't survive the weight of the snow. It had one section of lights that wasn't working so I'm okay with losing it. I'm just glad I hadn't gotten around to putting a new one out yet.
The trees are really weighted down. This evergreen usually reaches almost to the house. I only lost a few small branches from the front trees.
Schools were closed again today, but work was open.
After hearing about the No Room at the Inn Nativity Festival for the past couple of years, I finally got a chance to check it out. What a fabulous way to start out the Christmas season. The nativities are absolutely beautiful.
There are many sizes.
There are wood ones, glass ones, ceramic ones, and many more.
They're made by locals and as far away as Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, and the Holy Land.
The volunteers said there were over 400 throughout the church. Table after table was filled.