Monday, January 12, 2009

What S*** is This?

I've puttered at home throughout this long, grey day. Imagine my surprise when I got up from the laptop a little while ago, looked out the window, and discovered that my little bit of Missouri is now covered in a blanket of white stuff.

Mind you, I am very grateful when we get a blanket of snow to cover the unrelenting brown/gray that characterizes Missouri in winter.

This snow is a blessing. I hope it remains.


Blogger Kirkepiscatoid said...

Ah, you're catching on!

Snow is good.

Snow comes silently and catches you in pleasant surprises.

Snow makes us slow down. It makes us realize we can be at the mercy of something bigger than us and teaches us to respect the power of something so silent.

Snow is white and pure when it's new and over time, we dirty it up b/c we all insist on having to "go somewhere" and out come the cinders and the salt. Then we don't like "it" but it was really "us" that ruined it.

Lots of good things to ponder about snow!

1/13/2009 8:22 PM  
Blogger BentonQuest said...

To properly watch snow, you need some new age music, a cup of tea, and a warm blanket or person (or both!)

1/13/2009 8:38 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Kirkepiscatoid, you are a true poet. And you exactly capture my thoughts and feelings about that dusting of snow.

Alas and alack, the lovely white blanket has disappeared now. ... So I'm back to the grey and brown landscape. :(

1/13/2009 9:55 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

BentonQuest, I would agree ... except for that "cup of tea" thing. Give me coffee, or give me scotch. :)

1/13/2009 9:56 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Near Chicago where I live, the white blanket came 5 inches and brought gale force winds: a blizzard. We get 32 inches in a normal year and we are already over that. I could do with a thaw and some grey!


1/14/2009 2:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Jim, I remember a winter like that. I was visiting friends in Philadelphia, while I lived in Atlanta, and they were sick-sick-sick of the record-breaking snow. But me? I was out there shoveling snow as a recreational activity, since I never got to do it in Atlanta.

I reckon it's all about perspective, eh? ;-)

1/14/2009 7:21 PM  

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