Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowmageddon

The entire Washington, D.C. metro area is completely blanketed in snow, with more on the way and an expected accumulation of up to 3 feet. I am pretty amazed at this development, because when my husband & I left the Midwest several years ago, the one thing we lamented was a future bereft of snowy white winter wonderlands. I have come to love the balmy Mid-Atlantic climate, where Spring comes early with a spectacular parade of flowering trees (Cherry Blossoms, Eastern Redbuds, Dogwoods), and where summers often extend late into the reaches of November, but I still appreciate a good winter snowfall at least occasionally. There is something magical and romantic about snow, like the way it glows under the moonlight, brightening up the dark days of winter, or the effect it has of putting a smile on children's faces. Despite the general inconvenience, I welcome a few good days of having my world painted in snowflakes.

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2 comments:

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

I think it must be much more fun to have a monster storm like this, than to be in the third month of cold and snow the way we are here in Wisconsin. Our first snow was so heavy and deep that trees and shrubs are still bent over from that storm. But I do have to agree there is nothing like moonlight on the snow for a magical moment!

I am very envious that you are going to be growing David Austin roses!

Crystal said...

Yes, it's much easier to appreciate the snow when it doesn't overstay its welcome! :-) I lived in IL for a decade, and there like WI, the snowy cold weather just lingers forever.

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