Friday, October 28, 2011

Cold, white and perfect

 There is nothing less conducive to sleep than cold snow on bare feet.

 We went out there anyway, just before bed time, with no shoes on, to cool off after an impromptu after-dinner dance party.



 The snow was fluffy and cold and perfect.

 Impossible to stand still in. 


 It was still there in the morning, quietly waiting for us.

 Like a loyal dog,

or sturdy little mountains that are always there

right where you left them, when the clouds lift.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful, but I don't think I'm ready for snow yet here in Ohio. I still need to pull out the rest of my garden this weekend!

Betsy said...

Our garden is buried. A total mess. I am guessing this will melt by the afternoon. But I hear more is on the way.

Mama Badger said...

I need to move back east. Ohio has the people, but the East has everything else. Beautiful, Betsy. Thanks for sharing your snow with us!

Rowena said...

Oh, I'm so ready for snow!! I haven't seen it in about four years, but now we've moved back east from California, and I'm DYING for it!! My little boys have never seen snow, but they will this year!! Hooray!!! :D

I love your photos and the way you're writing about the snow, too! :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I needed that sight today! I used to go outside barefoot in the snow, too! My husband thought that I was nuts and that I was sure to get frostbite. NAH! That snow looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for eating, jumping, and snowballs! You all look like you're having so much fun. It dropped down to about 38* here last night, but no snow in sight. It almost never snows in this part of AZ. When it does it's a sad comparison to VT. Besides, right now it drops down low at night but is still about 80* in the daytime. Imagine that; 40*, 80*, 40*, 80*........

Enjoy the snow, the garden will be there in the spring!

I loved the picture of you in your post yesterday catching snow on your tongue. My five year old asked "Mommy, what's she doing?!" I said "She's catching snow on her tongue!" He cracked up and then said "I wish it snowed here like that. It's no fair!" I second that complaint!

KiminAZ

Liz said...

Nooooooooo! I can't handle snow and dark together. I will be ready for snow after the solstice. But until then, Nooooooo!! (P.S. I'm in Michigan.)

Laree said...

Oh, how I miss the first snowfall in the mountains! Someday, I'm moving back to see it again. but for now, I'll live through others winters!

Katriina said...

Wonderful, magical photos! The joy in all of you was so clear. There is something very special about that first snowfall of the season, and your post captured that perfectly. We are in Finland, but this winter's snow hasn't arrived yet. It will be lovely when it does - it's only the subsequent 4 or 5 freezing months of it that make it less exciting...

Jane said...

My goodness Esther looks like a young woman in that first photo! How beautiful are these pictures! I'm jealous, I've only ever seen snow twice in my life and have never seen it falling. It never snows where I live.

adrianne-p said...

Oooo! While I think it's too early for snow, I'm also glad to see it because it means lots and lots of chances to go out in it! I love to go cross-country skiing and when I saw your photos of the outside, that's the 1st thing I wanted to do -- strap on my skies and get out there!

Adrianne

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you. I needed to see that today.