There’s just something about snow

There is something magic about the first snowfall of the season. It transforms the drab colors of fall into a pristine blanket of white. Somehow it transforms us, too. The stresses of daily life seem to fade, allowing our minds to slow down and simply enjoy the moment.

New Hampshire had the first REAL snowfall over the weekend, super timing for the weekend when most could thoroughly enjoy the experience. The snow fell softly through the night, covering bare branches and blanketing evergreen boughs, shrubs and the ground, allowing us to see nature in a fresh way. Mister gardener and I donned our boots, down coats, scarves and hats and enjoyed walking through the drifts to a neighborhood Christmas party where the excitement of the holiday season, enhanced by the falling snow, was contagious.

snow 12/14/1013In the stillness of early morning, we shoveled our way to the bird feeders to make sure our feathered friends were well taken care of and an ice dam had not frozen the food supply. And we sprinkled enough seed over the snow to assist the ground feeding birds.

Shoveling to the feedersWell-received by the birds is our new heated birdbath, not for bathing, but allowing a fresh drink of water in this frozen landscape.

heated birdbathAlas, the peacefulness of a snowy morning was eventually broken by the din of snowplows, jolting us back from the land of snow castles and daydreams and hot chocolate to the land of must-do’s and our endless lists of chores.

snow removalOh well. We’re back on the road again… but I’m thrilled that the weatherman announced that the accumulation of snow we received over the weekend guarantees us a blanket of snow for Christmas. Matter of fact, over half of the USA is covered in snow, said to be the most in 11 years on this date. It should be a white Christmas for many!

4 thoughts on “There’s just something about snow

  1. Just beautiful. We love a snow in Virginia too, although most, I said most, of those raised below the Mason-Dixon line inherently drive poorly in it, causing trauma on the roadways, because they don’t alter their driving habits to road conditions.
    Also, they feel plowed roads are safer when the opposite is true.
    So to have fun, stay home, feed the birds, make some hot cocoa, and wax the sled!

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  2. It is beautiful and I bet the birds are happy you moved in. Be careful driving in it. Oh and I love your new banner photo. Looks like you could walk to the other side on the ice. It was in the high 70’s in San Diego yesterday. No snow here.

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    • Not sure the ice on the river is thick enough yet. You’ll never catch me out there! This is certainly not San Diego where it is 70° every day of the year but we’re loving the New England experience!

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