Snow – Everywhere Descending…

O.K., so let’s just get this out there –


I love everything about it.  Even when I was very young, I remember standing in the kitchen staring out of what seemed like the biggest bay window ever at the snow as it would fall and lay on the bushes in the front of the house.  I would stare for what seemed like hours until I would see the last blade of grass disappear.

I wish I had this picture to post, but it’s at my mom’s house.  I was about five when we had the blizzard of ’81.  There is a picture of a much smaller me standing in front of a snow wall that was about three of me high.  It was what was left after my Dad shoveled the way out of our house.

It was HUGE.

That was probably the moment that I realized how much I loved snow.  Even today, I love to watch it fall and begin to delicately cover the tree branches.  Despite the cold, I took my camera out yesterday as it was still snowing.  Everything looked so peaceful, untouched, serene, just perfect in those first moments after a fresh snowfall.

Covered in a blanket of white everything was so still…

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of  world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”

J. B. Priestley

I probably shouldn’t admit it, but I will anyway.

I am still taken by the magic of a snowfall.

Maybe it is because I’m a teacher…let’s face it – teachers are worse than the kids when it comes to snow days.

Maybe it’s because I’ve just never grown up.  Hey…it worked for Peter Pan, right?

I must have gotten up twelve times Friday night just to see if it had started snowing yet.  I will admit that I was heartily disappointed the first few times I traversed from my bed to the window in the other room.

But, then, when I awoke the last time and checked…

Beautiful, white snow, everywhere descending.

I suppose I don’t have much of a point to this post.

Just one really…

Take some time to enjoy the beauty of it all.  Yes, I know it’s cold.  I know it can be treacherous.  But, really, we can find negative in all kinds of things.  Maybe things would be a little better if we all took some time to enjoy the beauty of creation and find some good today.

Now, go make some snow cream and enjoy the day!

But, don’t eat the yellow snow:)