Monday, March 2, 2009

a world of white

It started snowing last night around 6 and kept snowing. And kept snowing. It was still snowing at 11:30 when I went to bed. The school system had already canceled school for today, and so I turned off the alarm and slept in. This morning I woke up to a gorgeous world of white outside my window.

The sun was shining and I put on my boots, grabbed my camera and went outside to capture a few moments.

I love this shadow on the snow. The snow was glistening and sparkly and like a million diamonds spread across my yard.

I made sure I got out before the dogs, so I was making the only footprints. And I enjoyed it. So peaceful.

Our street was quiet. The only sound was the drip, drip of the snow melting from the trees.

A woman at Target last night told us that snowfall decreases the amount of germs in the air and helps people with allergies. I like to think that it wipes the slate clean. I could use that right now. An eraser that rubs out the mistakes we make and allows us to start fresh again. A refreshing of the spirit.
So, we threw a few snowballs, drove around the neighborhood, and I drank in the sights of a world washed clean. Like a present from heaven, the snow drifted in and lifted my mood, gave me rest, and washed a little grime off of my soul.
Happy snow day.


Anonymous said...

glad someone enjoyed it! LOL

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

that blue sky is gorgeous up against the white.

Scrapper Mom said...

What a neat analogy. The snow is beautiful and I loved the tree shadow picture.

Jennifer P. said...

I had to chuckle a bit that they canceled school for so little snow---but I'm from Idaho, where it takes subzero temps and snow up to our waists before they cancel :)!

Glad you recognized such a beautiful gift from heaven and shared it with us!

Jamie said...

I am so jealous. The snow is BEAUTIFUL. I wish we could get a little of that down here in Florida.

Hunny Bee said...

I guess it's easier to enjoy all the snow when you don't see it very often! Up here in Chicago we've had enough!!