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.