Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snow Days

The snow started Tuesday evening.  The ground was lightly covered when I woke up at 4 a.m. on Wednesday but then the freezing rain began.  As the day went on, the temps went up and it rained, sometimes adding little bits of sleet.  About 3 in the afternoon, it started to sleet, small pellets of ice building up on the ground.  

An hour later, it had begun to snow, large soft flakes spilling from the clouds.  It was beautiful!

By 6 p.m., there was a surprising amount of snow on the ground and covering the trees.  It had built up on the crepe myrtle outside my window like frosting dripping on the top of a cake.  

The next morning, the snow had stopped.  What was left behind was a foot of shining winter wonderland white.  I LOVE snow.  Of course I had to go out and shovel out my driveway.  I worked up a sweat and had to take a shower.  Now I'm a little sore and stiff, but I don't mind shoveling.  My theory is that if I had to do it more often, I'd be in much better shape.  This is what it looked like the next morning.

Have I said yet how much I LOVE winter?

1 comment:

Verde Farm said...

So beautiful Genny. I love it too. I haven’t seen a foot of snow in so many years. It always misses me wherever I am. We get snow but never more than 7 inches or so. I want a foot :)