Friday, February 12, 2010

The Blizzard That Wasn't

"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the
still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig,
is clad with radiance."- William Sharp

They called for snow and I really was looking forward to it as we haven't had a good ole fashioned dumping in a while. I went to bed knowing when I woke the world would be covered...well in truth, we only had a dusting when I got up. But it did continue. The seed pods on the Rose of Sharon filled
   and the buds of the forsythia got covered.
Then the roads started getting a little slick.
The kids had the day off and the nephews were in and out. The snow continued and eventually it was the "still ecstasy of nature".
The schools cancelled for the second day fearing the reports of continued snow accumulations until 10-midnight....but it never came. We only got 8 inches.

 After every storm the sun will smile;  -William R. Alger

And the next morning was no exception.  Things were definitely looking up.
The sheep went out, their trails proof of their wanderings

The chickens were just that..chicken. 
They did eventually go out later but didn't venture far.

So while we didn't get hammered like was expected and for some strange reason wanted, we did get enough to make the kids and myself happy.  Of course there are parts of the east coast that feel...

"There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year."- Kathleen Norris
So I guess we were lucky, we got enough to make everyone happy but not so much that we hate winter.  And somewhere under the tent of snow lies the seeds of Spring.

1 comment:

cyndy said...


thank you :-)