“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
The best word I can use to describe Christmas Eve here in Charlotte is cold. It was super cold here on Christmas Eve. I know it wasn’t just cold here, but it was cold in several places across the United States. It was so cold here that it didn’t get above freezing for two days. We had some of our pipes at our house froze at one point. Fortunately, they didn’t burst, but we were down a bathroom for a couple of days. Needless to say, it was pretty cold on Christmas Eve. The ironic part is it rained a day before the cold started to settle in. If the rain had come a day later, we would have had snow. The timing didn’t work out for us to have a white Christmas.
I took these photos back in 2018 when we did have a ton of snow in January. All of these photos were taken around my neighborhood. I don’t really drive a lot when it snows here in Charlotte because the roads are not cleared as well as they should be. What I traditionally do when it snows is I grab my camera, and I walk around the neighborhood capturing the beauty that’s around me.
When it comes to snow, I only like it for a day or two. I’m not a fan of it if it stays on the ground too long, or they have to cancel school for multiple days. I’m good with it for a day, and then I’m ready to move on.