On Friday, there was a lull in the storm; a few hours when the snow stopped falling. I was dismayed!
Yes! I love the adventure that comes with snow. There is excitement in the air. A change of pace.
As David Dudley of The New York Times said, snow “briefly hides everything – the plastic grocery bags and mini-marts and dog poop and salt grimed Toyotas and sundry disorder of modernity. Watching the quotidian American crudscape transform into a fairy-tale kingdom is a legitimate wonder. Name another disaster that leaves an afflicted region more attractive in it’s wake”. It’s a great opinion piece; you should read it!
To see a couple more images from the Blizzard of 2016, please visit #Jonas or Snowbound Bike Chick.
It is a great piece Laurie. I have many wonderful memories of playing in the snow as a child, such a magical time! Sadly, we have not had much snow here in southern Ontario this year. I miss it.
I’m so glad you read it! I love his recommendation to “submit and hunker down”
I like the expression ‘submit and hunker down’ too. Resistance is futile 😉
Exactly! He said that snowstorms “reward the indolent and punishes the go-getters”. No excuses … we get to laze around!
Love it how the snow completely changes the landscape 🙂
Yes, and covers up all of the ugly
Well said. There is something about snow that mesmerizes all of us. I miss the beauty of it but not the shoveling. 🙂
I do hear that. My father was lecturing me to be careful when shoveling. He said, only half joking, “you’re getting old; you have to be careful”. Cracked me up! and made me think twice …
Isn’t that something?! Since when have we been thinking about back sprains when it comes to shoveling? I, too, am careful when I lift and haul now. *sigh*
I totally agree Laurie 🙂 Freshly fallen snow is like a brand new start !
Perfectly said, Joe
It is indeed a thing of beauty and wonder!! And I love how you love it!
My love for snow; Alys’ love for rain 🙂
I feel the same way about new fallen snow. An adventure! Yippee! LOVED your images! Now you have me wanting snow. All of ours is basically gone. Can you believe that? Wow!!! ❤
I’m so glad you agree! So many people just complain. Thankfully, for most of us, it’s just a few days of inconvenience. I say, enjoy the change of pace!
I”ve come to accept what IS, or at least TRY to, because no matter how much we fuss, winter will just keep on coming anyways. 🙂 Right? LOL
So true about the snow hiding modern detritus! I love it coming down, but gray piles of ice two weeks later lose their romance.
I was looking at those gray piles just today. Sigh …
By the way, detritus is one of my most favorite words!
As someone who lives in north eastern Ontario I hate to say it but the older I get the more I dislike the winter! Yes, a fresh snow fall is beautiful, and when the snow is falling it is often quiet, calm and serene…so it does have pluses and minuses! One thing I’m always aware of is a storm deserves our respect…
Yes! What is that old commercial … “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”. Respect and protect the earth, and be smart with storm preparation
I see only a few colours but they show so much, neat 🙂
Thanks for mentioning that. I was trying to show a bit of the color admidst all the white.
I reckon you aced it, white, brown, russet and green. Simple but so effective
Thank you, Derrick
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I am happy that you got your snow, and happier still that you are so enjoying it! We got a lot of wind and 5-6 inches which has already melted. New-fallen snow always makes me think of Narnia! Enjoy it while you have it, Laurie.
We still have a good bit on the ground, but tonight I did not have to use 4WD to get up my driveway!
Wow, what a glorious wonderland for you to enjoy and yes, something about a good snowfall that’s good for the soul, minus the nasty complications of course!
And they can be nasty, for sure! The vehicle accidents, the snow shoveling heart attacks …
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That’s a fabulous quote. How true.
You must be in snow heaven, Laurie. Your photos are lovely and serene.
It’s a great perspective: What other catastrophe leaves so much beauty? Nothing can compete with a blanket of snow.
Well, along the same lines, an ice storm makes things look magical. I was living in Vermont during that horrendous ice storm in 1998. Tree branches and power lines got caked in ice two inches thick, and came crashing down everywhere. What a disaster, and even worse up into Canada. But in the places where things didn’t crash, it was so beautiful. And since it’s damned cold in those parts in January…the ice stayed a long time, and stayed beautiful.