Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snow, snow, snow!

Snow makes whiteness where it falls
The bushes look like popcorn balls
And places where I always play
Look like somewhere else today
~~Mary Louise Allen

Yesterday we had our first snow.  All day long, the sky was heavy and gray, while the air was thick with anticipation everywhere I went.

"Has it started snowing yet?" asked the young man at the coffee shop.  "I'm new to Colorado, and I can't wait for all the snow!"

My husband called from work.  "Is it snowing there?  It's just raining a bit here."

My friend tells me her son woke up this morning and the first thing he asked was, "Is it snowing yet?"  When she told him, no, not yet, he replied, "Then it's not even worth getting out of bed." 

And there were plenty of people who summed up their feelings about the impending change in weather with three little words.  "I.Hate.Snow."

By late afternoon, the sleet had turned to big white flakes and there was just a dusting of snow on the lawn.  The green blades of grass barely peeked through, as though waving goodbye.  

Today is dull and gray.  Tomorrow, we're expecting a "real" snow with several inches on the ground by late morning.  

For the record, I'm in the "I love snow" camp.  Admittedly, by January I'll be whining and wishing for spring.  Whenever I'm asked "what's your favorite season?", I'm always inclined to answer that it's the newness of any of the seasons.  I love the change, the fresh start, like having a big, giant Monday morning.   

What about you?  Are you a fan of snow or do you agree with Carl Reiner's assessment --

A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.


Rizzi said...


Bee Jay said...

Having never lived in a place where snow was the 'norm' in winter, I find it difficult to imagine what it might be like to actually live through a snowy season. My only real reference is from beautiful Christmas scenes or sleigh rides - however that might all be 'crashed' if I had to endure traffic snarls and shovelling paths. LOL

Becky said...

I totally agree with you about your favorite season. The newness of each one. The start. The freshness. The promises that lie ahead. I'm an optimist and I suspect you are too :)

Claudia said...

I love snow for the first month or two of winter. Then, like many, I get very tired of it. But that first magical snowfall? Especially a gentle snowfall - gorgeous.


Linda Hoye said...

I am not a huge fan of snow, but I must confess it is cozy to be inside on a snowy day now and then!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Karen, first of all I have to tell you how much I love that new photo of you! Our mothers must have been in cahoots on this because my bangs were just as short! Having bangs that were so short has absolutely marred my life forever - and instilled fear in every hair salon employee who has taken scissors to my hair! I just had our scanner installed and will have to send you a picture of me - dare I post it on my blog? I'm not sure, it's that devastating - and those bangs are so so short!

As far as snow, I'm with you - I love it. I love the low hanging gray clouds and the sense of waiting for the snow to begin. I love watching it snow and then seeing the sun sparkle off of it the day after. We had some sleet here on Monday, and Frank's office was busy with clients in Connecticut where it snowed quite a bit. A friend of mine posted a photo from the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee with quite a bit of snow. Whenever it comes, I'm ready - and hope it's here before Christmas. Snow on Christmas day would be the best!

Hope all is well! Ciao, bella!

Robin said...

I'm with you! Let it snow until January 2 and then it's time for spring!

Susanne said...

While I'm not inclined to like Monday mornings. at. all., I do love the start to a new season. And I love snow! We have not had snow yet which is really weird for us. It's been quite mild for November to the point that the electronics stores have seen a 30% drop in sales because no one is shopping yet for that kind of stay indoors stuff.

Edith said...

My feeling is that if it's going to be cold and grey it needs to least then the light reflects off it and brightens things up. I love the beauty of snow...just not the cold that comes along with it.

Enjoy your blog.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Love the poem in the beginning. I only like snow on Christmas morning if I have no place to go. I think that happens about once every 100 years in Texas. But since I love change, I agree about the newness of changing seasons. Never really thought about that way. Nice.

Jen said...

I love the snow because we dont get it that much here...we always get maybe 1-2 snows....but I love a snow day with my it!
I loved your statement about the blades of grass waving goodbye.