Snow’s a’comin…

Our granddaughter, seen here with her pony, has had more snow at her home in the Midwest than we have in New England. We’ve received family photos of snowmen and romps in the yard. How could that be? Shouldn’t we have more snow? We hear all that is going to change very soon as we’ll be getting the BIG SNOW beginning tomorrow morning.

Claire and her pony, Pongo The National Weather Service is cautioning residents that a strong nor’easter will be bringing us to 7 or 8 inches of heavy snow. You might think that with severe weather warnings, moaning and complaining would be heard across the community but all I hear is ‘bring it on!’

These hearty New England residents have missed seeing the white stuff. They don’t clear out grocery stores with stashes of survival foods like folks do in Virginia when threatened with snow. Here, their skis are waxed, boots lined up, sleds by the door, snowmobiles gassed up. They are ready.

Our plans are less exciting than our adventurous friends. We might take a walk in the snow or sit by a roaring fire or watch the birds at the feeders or make some good soup or snap some photos. We have certainly missed the snow, but as southerners, we have not learned to embrace the outdoor adventures like our enthusiastic neighbors. We will likely venture out to keep our walks clear and will wave to all as they set out on their winter activities.

6 thoughts on “Snow’s a’comin…

  1. That smile! A girl and her pony……..what great memories and rewards your granddaughter will have. I hear snow coming to our neck of new England as well. So true about folks from the north east , no worries about snow. Wood is in, soup is on, all’s fine! Hope we get enough for snowshoeing!
    denise

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    • I should have added snowshoeing to the list of winter activities. I tried it once and decided hip boots might be easier for me. It’s an acquired skill… that my daughter loves. I’m sure you’ll be out on your glorious pond with this snow, then back in for your winter soup!

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