In some years when I take down the Christmas decorations, I deliberately leave the candles in the window and put up a snow flag and leave it that way during January. I call it the “Snow House” while I mischievously tempt Mother Nature.
In 2011, I did this and the result was the 2011 North American Blizzard — “Snowmagedon” as we called it here in the Washington, DC, area.
After Christmas of 2012, I didn’t bother. My husband was deployed and the last thing I needed was another Snowmagedon!
This year, after Christmas 2013, I teased Mother Nature and put up the snow flag. Here’s a scene from yesterday, January 21, 2014.
Ha! Pure proof that if you roll out the welcome mat, they will come.