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the difference a day makes...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The snow started falling late Sunday afternoon in little spits of flakes around here, good ol' temperate South Puget Sound, Washington State. It didn't really get crazy until after dark. The wind picked up a little and the snow floated around in the slight, ever so faint breeze.

Earlier I'd put out two bird feeders full of black sunflower seeds and went back to watching the football on television. Before long I looked out again and noticed the snow was falling with a bit more earnest. I went out to the back patio, broke out my Sony DSLR and snapped a pic or two... just because.

Because winter's here even though it officially isn't. Because our back patio and outdoor firepit is being covered by the cold, dry white stuff. Because it's not about us... not about me but about how life can change at the drop of a hat...

...with the slightest of breezes.


Two days ago I was pruning some shrubs, intending on pruning one or two nuisance limbs from the tree in the front yard. I decided to put that little project off for another day because the weather, though cold was holding up pretty dad gummed good.

And along came that slightest of slight breeze. Gently tugging the clouds in behind it and covering the ground with snow.

I have to say, I do enjoy the snow. It has a calming affect on me... makes things right, at least for awhile.

Today, a scant day later it's gone. Outta here! The rains are back and the skies are gray. We're back to our "temperate" western Washington fall again.

And life is still good.

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  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    I love snow too!! I live in the Adirondacks of NY near the Canadian border and we get slammed...Saranac Lake, which I am near, is often the cold spot in the nation. I wouldnt trade winter weather for anything!
    2472 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    It's been 28 years since I've been around snow but I still recall the sense of peace that came with the first snowfall and the freshness of everything afterward. Thanks for the pictures. -- Lou
    2479 days ago
  • WENDYWITKOSKI
    It's great that you are appreciating the day and taking cool pictures "just because!"
    Life is good!
    2479 days ago
  • JLUVSHIKIN
    I am visiting the hubby in central Idaho... today we are getting more than just a drop of snow. I love it... went up and played on the mountain today.... gonna play more tomorrow and the next and the next.... at least for as long as I am here... :)
    2479 days ago
  • BRENDAGAIL9
    We just had a smattering of snow here in Chehalis and it didn't start until it was getting dark. I expected to see a winter wonderland when I got up the next morning but it was raining. I am very glad it is warming up now!!

    Brenda
    2480 days ago
  • SCAROUSEL1
    Great photos! I'm sad because the snow completely skipped our house :O(
    2480 days ago
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