Sunday, December 17, 2017

The First Snowfall ...

“Oh the first snowfall of the winter
Was a day that we all waited for …

Oh the first snowfall of the winter
Jingle bells wove their spells ever dear
Under wintry skies of gray
It was snowing hard all day
And it showed no signs of stoppin …

On the first snowfall of the winter
Oh, that first snowfall of the year …”
          ~ “The First Snowfall”
                   ~ written by 
       Paul Francis Webster & Sonny Burke
  ~ recorded by the wonderful Bing Crosby
                 on November 22, 1955
~ Crosby was the first popular singer
                  to record Christmas songs.
 All is quiet as the snow softly continues to fall as sunset draws near during the first snowfall of the season at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Though the first snow fell December 9, 2017, a few weeks before the official beginning of winter, it blanketed the late autumn landscape with the hushed beauty of winter.