Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow Emotions. . .


On Christmas day, as I walked to my elderly friend's home to spend some time with her, I came across this scene. It made me wonder how the person shoveling snow felt when their shovel broke with the load of snow they must have been trying to remove. I am sure the person shoveling had the opposite thoughts of me about snow. . .

Have I told you how much I love the snow? I love walking in it; taking photos; shoveling people's sidewalks and driveways; building snowmen and snow forts and just watching it come down, delicate flakes landing on my outstretched tongue.

I have lived where the snow is so deep that it was months before it all melted and I miss upstate New York for just that reason. If I could, I would move back there to enjoy my "senior" years. . . but instead, I live in WAshington where getting more than half an inch of snow is not pleasant for most people who aren't used to it and only complain. This winter was the most snow in over 20 years here. I would have gladly shoveled their drive/sidewalk IF they had a working shovel.

6 comments:

Jenny McB said...

Supposedly we have had 51 inches of snow already this winter, but there's about 18 inches packed. I love snow the way we got it today, just a nice light flurry without accumulation. If it weren't for worrying about my roof and the melting snow, I might enjoy it more.

SandyCarlson said...

Despair, disgust, resignation! There's always the chance to learn to love it, as my dad would say.

Linda said...

I think snow is just beautiful, especially the pictures you take. I have never lived in the snow, but love to see it as long as we don't have to drive in it.

Katney said...

I think you've mentioned it once or twice--LOL.

dot said...

The red really stands out. I'd like some snow here once in a while but I remember living in Maine and I got very tired of it.

Malyss said...

You love snow?!! really?!! strange, I've never noticed..ÜÜÜÜ
I like snow because I don't have it around here;But in fact , I don't know if I'd be able to live with it..

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