The Lull

On Friday, there was a lull in the storm; a few hours when the snow stopped falling.  I was dismayed!

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Yes! I love the adventure that comes with snow.  There is excitement in the air.  A change of pace.

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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.

33 thoughts on “The Lull

  1. 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 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 …

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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  5. 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.

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  7. 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.

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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