Monday, November 17, 2014

FIRST (STICKING) SNOW

Today's mid-morning view upstream.
When I exited the eye doc's office this past Wednesday morning, snowflakes were swirling about in the chill November sky. And they continued to fall and blow about for most of the day, waxing and waning as a series of modest squalls passed through. But they didn't stick. An all-in-the-air but none-on-the-ground event.

Technically speaking, I suppose you still have to give it credit as our first snow of 2014's autumn/winter season. However, to someone who loves the beauty of a snowy landscape, it was as unfulfilling as those tasteless red spheres the grocery stores keep insisting are actual tomatoes.

Last night, however, we got ourselves a genuine cover-the-ground-and-turn-the-world-white snow! The real thing, which piled up to a depth of perhaps four inches. And I couldn't be happier…though I know many friends and neighbors are dismayed, angered, and personally offended that the weather should presume to play such a dirty trick on them so early in the season.

I say, "Get over it! You live in Ohio, the Upper Midwest. A Great Lakes State. I look out my window and see sycamores and blue herons, not palm trees and flamingos. This is not the Deep South!"

Well, actually I don't say that, not usually…but I think it, because it's true. November snows are nothing new. Not if you've been around awhile, or read much Buckeye history. Snow is part of the package hereabouts.

A part I sincerely love. And like all loves, those which come first are special.
  

8 comments:

Penny said...

Such a magical photo, I love snow, but maybe not if I had to live in it regularly. Loved my skiing days, now sadly well past.

Grizz………… said...

Penny...

I really like snow and truly enjoy winter. I think the stark simplicity of the season is lovely, and delight in a landscaped frosted in white. And sure, by about March I'm ready for spring. But summer is my least favorite of the four seasons.

Momcat said...

Easy for you to love it! You don't HAVE to go out and drive in it unless you want to ... as in the boss expects me to come to work!! Hey, just messin' with ya! Since I had Monday off, I was able to really enjoy it.


It truly is beautiful from where you sit.

Grizz………… said...

Momcat…

I never like having to work to deadlines (as you surely know!) but yesterday and today, I was happy for the excuse to stay in, hunker by the fire, and occasionally go through the motions of being creatively productive.

Gail said...

Hi Grizz - the view is glorious. I am inspired. Your sentiments are right on. Hallelujah
Love Gail
peace....

Grizz………… said...

Gail…

Glorious, yes…but cold. Though the geese today really enjoyed themselves. But hey, I'm warm, cozy, well fed, and ready for a good night's sleep. Which has a 50/50 chance of actually happening.

Jayview said...

Oh what a photo! Wish you'd put it up on Redbubble website where I could order cards of it! Jean

Grizz………… said...

Jayview…

Thank you. I've never signed up with any of the photo-sharing sites—though I keep think I will/should. Of course, Mother Nature did all the real work, creating the scene…all I did was snapped its photo.