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Snow!

Yay, snow! It snowed it snowed it snowed!

Living my entire life in the southeastern United States, snow has never been the sort of thing we got enough of really lose its fascination. I love waking up and finding a soft blanket of white covering everything, seeing the frost in the trees and the air being impossibly crisp.

I love standing outside in the dark when the snow is falling heavy around me. I love curling up next to a fire with a good book, while outside heaven drifts down to the earth in tiny flakes.

Yeah, I like snow. Even if it’s just a half and inch and the whole city shuts down as a result. Folks from up north like to make fun of us for this, but I don’t care. I know the reasons, and I know that it will just be a memory in two days time. There’s no need to shovel, or salt the roads, or do any of those things, because it’s just a moment, and the moment will soon be gone.

But until then, there’s snow, and I am seven years old again and school is closed and mom has told me I can go out and play until lunchtime.

Bliss.

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  1. Yay! For verily, a little snow is a good thing. Go throw a few snowballs and build a tiny snowman 🙂 I did this once at about 3am when I was at university . I was awake still and saw that it had snowed and went to take advantage of it and by the time it was a proper day I was glad I had because the snow was all gone by then. I think every other person I told I’d done it thought I was certifiable, but I didn’t care because I’d had my snow moment for that year and I was happy.

    • Snow!

      My sister lives in Swansea, south Wales, where they hardly ever get snow due to being by the sea. A couple of years ago they woke my niece in the middle of the night because it had snowed, and they wanted to take her out walking in it.

      I think we were spoilt by growing up in the 60s in the Midlands, where we *expected* 6 inches of snow at least once per winter!

  2. Being a New Yorker, I get to see a decent snowfall regularly.

    And I still love it 🙂

  3. *pfffft!*

    *runs behind a tree* -H…

  4. There seems to be a principle that says if your community isn’t showed on about one day a year, you’ve spent too much on snow removal equipment. Here in Michigan, snow is still magical in December, natural and expected in January, tolerated in February, and tiresome in March.

    But I’m not complaining--I got a snow day in January!

    “I hereby proclaim today Snow Day--the funnest day in the history of Springfield”

  5. Don’t forget your gloves. Is there enough on the ground for snow angels or snowmen? :).

  6. But until there, there’s snow, and I am seven years old again and school is closed and mom has told me I can go out and play until lunchtime.

    If only! *sigh* *kiss*

  7. I’m glad someone can enjoy snow. Up here in the great white north I’m at the “so tired of snow I could die” stage. We are supposed to get temeratures of 9 degrees celsius (thats abouve freezing for those in farinhite) over the week end. I love spring. I heard birds singing yesterday, I love spring.

    I remind my self however that we will still likley get a minimum of one more bad snow fall before spring really arrives.

    Enjoy your snow!

  8. But until then, there’s snow, and I am seven years old again and school is closed and mom has told me I can go out and play until lunchtime.

    Probably one of the most comforting lines I’ve read in LJ all winter. Thanks.

  9. The sight of a fresh, immaculate snowfall always makes me smile. I stood in front of the windows for a healthy chunk of time this morning, just gazing out at the pristine white blanket covering everything.

    Sometimes, I miss living up north and the regular snowfalls, but then I come to my senses and am happy for the fact that I’m not having to go out to shovel 😉

  10. there was all this really good snowball type snow on my car….

    ..and i had to brush it all off and go to work. sometimes i wanna hand in my grownup card.

  11. But until then, there’s snow, and I am seven years old again and school is closed and mom has told me I can go out and play until lunchtime.

    Yeah, snow has that effect on me as well. Until the moment I realize that I have to go out, brush off the car, scrape the windows if necessary, and go to work.

    Of course, the best way to enjoy snow is when you’re sitting outside in a hot tub, watching it snow, watching the flakes dissolve into the warmth of the tub, and feelin the hair on the back of your neck freeze while nice warm steam rises in front of you.

  12. Oh, lucky you.

    This is the time of year you can see by the look on peoples’ faces in the bus shelters and office building lobbies that the novelty of snow has completely worn off. Mind you, around here, we get the first bit of snow in November and it just stays around without a break until April. It has warmed up a tad and it looks like we’ve broken the back of this winter. We my get one more plunge into the deep freeze, but that should be it. we could get more, or maybe not. But, we hope every year for an early Spring.

  13. *smiles*
    *hugsdances for joy in the darkness and the softly falling snow*
    Yes, I understand the feeling… 🙂

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