Longview Washington – Winter Wonderland

It finally snowed here in Longview, WA on Christmas Eve of all days.

After our family Christmas party we headed home from Castle Rock. I knew I wanted to get a few fresh snow pics of some iconic locations here in Longview. I told my hubby to drive to the Longview public library to start the photo fun. He parked along the Civic Circle as I walked to get this shot. I really wish the light pole wasn’t there but I didn’t have my 35mm lens on me so I had to back up to get his photo. If only the main floor windows were glowing…

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After I photographed the Longview public library I walked back around the circle to photograph the entrance to the park with these really tall nutcrackers. We had already driven around looking at the Christmas lights a week or two before this so I only took this shot with the fresh snow. So pretty.

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The sun was quickly fading so we hurried over to RA Long High school. My daughter goes here and it is just a beautiful piece of architecture in our little town. It always reminds me of the Back to the Future movies with the clock tower. Lake-Sacajawea-at-Christmas-in-the-snow

I quickly learned that my youngest son had to go potty so I quickly walked down to the bank of Lake Sacajawea to get a shot of Lions Island with the Christmas lights on display. I wish I had more time but I had to get the kids home.

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As I walked back up to the car I took a moment to photograph my favorite statue in the snow. Here it is in all its glory. Sacajawea carrying her baby while helping Lewis & Clark along the way. I found it very beautiful in the white snow showing the harsh weather conditions that they traveled through in the Pacific Northwest.

I really love how the snow covers everything like a pretty and soft blanket. I do not enjoy the cold weather that has to happen for it to arrive though. I will stick with our normal few days of light snow a year and make the drive up towards Mt St Helens for some real snow that we can sled in and take more pretty pictures.

Hooray for a semi white Christmas for once!

Although most of this pretty snow was gone by morning.

Do you get a lot of snow in your area of the woods? What is your favorite part?

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