February 16, 2010

"is it really still snowing"?

Posted by meli on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in | No comments

I grew up in Wisconsin. There was no shortage of snow around, that's for sure! lol.

I didn't miss it a bit when we left when I was 14. Not.A.Bit!

Over the years, though, I have reacquainted myself with the corner of my heart that really, really loves snow. The beauty of it is so unmatched. It's magical. There's no other word to describe it.

We've been living in areas that aren't too "snow friendly". For example... in South Carolina, where we've been for 3 winters now, the state closes down during the once a year we get a light dusting. I can understand the seemingly drastic measures they go to ... but that doesn't make it any less funny. Again, a Wisconsin girl, "we trekked through 57 inches of snow to get to school ... because as long as you could still see over it, you were GOING to school".

So, as a result of Army placement, we haven't seen much in the way of snow for years. Our Christmas Cabin in the Mountains was our hopeful attempt to capture some of the white magic ... but alas, not a flake.

Imagine our surprise the other day when the snow started falling...
and falling...
and FALLING...

"Is it REALLY still snowing"? Is a phrase that was uttered several hundred times by all, lol. We got over 3 inches, and let me tell you, every bit as beautiful as I remember. Every bit as much fun as I remember. Every bit as good as I remember (I like to eat it, lol, though I had to fight my dog off for it. She was hilarius!).

We played, and played, and played all day long. And then played, and played, and played all evening as well. We finally had to call it a night (morning?) sometime after midnight (what a great airborne toxic event song, btw). Rylans toes were hurting so bad that he started crying, so we had to wrap up the festivities and head inside. I suspect, if he had a more weather appropriate pair of shoes/boots to wear, we would have still been out there playing when the sun came up!

Now, I don't have any desire to ever LIVE in a snowy place again (of course things change, but that's my story right now, and I'm sticking to it!). Once the magical beauty of it wears off in a day or two, it's pretty ugly, actually. All brown and sloshy. Yelch! I never liked looking at it when I was a girl living in Wisconsin. It made me depressed, I don't want to be surrounded by that.
But I love visiting snow.
And I really love when a surprise snow storm hits our home; only to be gone in a day or two... just as quickly as it came.

you can see the rest of our Snow Day 2010 photos here
this are just the photos from my camera, hard to say when Nick will upload and process his...


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