Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Day

A play date in the snow makes for a perfect day in January.  




This is beautiful Big Bear, California.
 



We strolled through the village



and captured a few shots.



And of course we made time for sledding!



A pleasant winter date...



~Jess~  

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Jess, the photos are gorgeous! I remember Big Bear Mountain and Lake! I used to live in Belmont Shores (just outside of Long Beach) in the mid 1970's. You brought back sweet memories but I'm sure it looks a lot different now. It looks like a wonderful play date! Say hello to your mom for me!

oldthings said...

Dear Jess ,lovely photos from this place ! It seems that you had a wonderful day near the nature ! Have a nice weekend !
Olympia

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Thanks for taking us there, Jess! It seems like a beautiful place.
Enjoy your weekend!

Shirley said...

What a lovely place to visit. The stage coach is a great reminder of how much America has grown. The pictures are wonderful. California has so much to see. I need to go back one day soon..Thanks for the delightful visit..

~The Robins Nest~ said...

Loved the pictures, they really took me back... My grandmother used to own a dress shop in Big Bear. I remember the crunch of the snow under my feet and the smell of woodsmoke on a cold winters morning. Thanks for sharing and taking me back!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Jess!

I grew up in Los Angeles and dreamt of living somewhere where it snowed. It wasn't until I was married that I moved to Massachusetts and now live in the Midwest where we get lots of snow! The past two years however, our winters have been sparse.

I will never forget when I was about 10 years old, and my dad said he was taking me to the snow up to Big Bear. I was so excited and little did I know that our trip in March would mean very little snow. I was thrilled to just see patches of ice! Then suddenly, there was a freak accident that resulted in an avalanche of ice to come down and hurt a few people, so we had to leave. That was my childhood experience with Big Bear!

LOVELY PHOTOS! Anita

Donna said...

Well, I'm drooling over here. hehehehehe Wonderful pictures!
D

Purple Flowers said...

The photos are gorgeous and you are an excellent Photographer! It looks like you had a charming day up in the mountains. Nature is so nurturing to one's mind, body and soul. Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure!

NanaDiana said...

Jess- What beautiful photos- It looks like you had a wonderful outing. I hope your weekend is a good one- xo Diana

Ginger Zuck said...

Beautiful pictures Jess. Brrrrr, it looks cold. We had ice here in Kentucky yesterday, thank goodness the sun is shining on my Old Kentucky Home today!

Desire Empire said...

Looks beautiful
Carolyn

Patricia said...

What a beautiful place!
And I love mountains!!!

xo Patricia

Lila Moonlight said...

What a beautiful day you had Jess, blue sky, sledding, so much fun : ) I haven't seen the snow this winter and looking so forward to it. If it doesn't snow in the cities, it means I will have to wait the mountains visit to play with the snow : ) Have a lovely Sunday : ) ( And thank you so much Sheri for your generous sweet words, I am happy you liked the Audrey post : ) )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SHERI!!!!!!!!!

I KNEW you would enjoy that darling little boy with the rabbit; it made my heart soar! His little pout, that rabbit's worried look...trouble on wheels, says that rabbit! teeeheee

THANK YOU for your kind and most wonderful comments my dear. MANY THANKS! Love, Anita

RobinfromCA said...

I love Big Bear! I spent a wonderful four days in a friends lovely cabin up there and we ate in the restaurants you showed and loved strolling through the village. Thanks for bringing back such warm memories!

Robin

forgetmenot said...

Lovely photos--looks like you had a great day. Mickie :)

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Jess,

So beautiful winter outing. 7000 ft? wow so high mountain. The forest whitely covered by the snow such a beauty.You have a beautiful photos well captured.Thanks for sharing your Californian winter white.
my hello to Sheri and Nel
wishing you all best weekend
hugs and love

Julie G. said...

Big Bear looks like a lovely place to visit. So many beautiful sights! Great photographs! I'm especially fond of your black and white images, but they all are wonderful. Sledding is so much fun! My husband and I are in our early 50's, but still love to sled. I guess we are big kids at heart. Thanks for sharing such beauty!

hi-d said...

Beautiful! That house behind the gate...wow!

Best,
Heidi

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Such lovely pictures and what a fun way to spend the day! We had a little snow and ice fall on Friday!! Even got out of work early:)
Happy Monday!
Elyse

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

The snow is beautiful! Looks like it was a great day. We have not had much snow here this year in the Seattle area. It snowed while we were in Florida during the holiday, but we missed it due to being gone. We had a wonderful holiday in Florida with our family. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

20 North Ora said...

What gorgeous photos! Beautiful snow pics.

Judy

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Looks like a perfect snow day! I love the pic of the red sleed behind the tree, so cute!

georgia ~ gi gi said...

oops, sled...geez!