Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Storm of the Century, Day 1

So today it's snowing. And snowing. And snowing. I can't tell you how disappointed I am.

Sorry. I know a lot of people really enjoy the snow, and I'm happy for them. But in all the years I've lived up here in the frozen north, I've never learned to love the white stuff. I like looking at it in photos and movies and TV shows, and on Christmas cards, and postcards, and jigsaw puzzles. But I find the real stuff depressing and a little scary. Guess that's the result of growing up in a place where the winters were usually mild, short and un-snowy.

Even so, I have tried to get a few photos today - but it's been snowing so hard all morning and afternoon that it's very difficult to get a good shot. These are a couple I took from the balcony this morning - a few of our neighbors playing in the snow and a postman at the building across the way, digging out his truck while wearing what appears to be a sun hat. While I was taking these, the kids were yelling "Let's play in the SNOW!" the whole time. So I guess the snow is making some folks happy (but probably not that postman).

(Click on photos to enlarge.)


  1. Oh Joy, As much as I love snow, I don't envy you all right now. That's too much for sure. My hubby grew up in the north--and he can't stand snow either. I think it's just us southerners who haven't lived with it who love it so much.

    I do love it--but don't want to shovel it or drive in it... Some of my friends have lost their electricity due to this storm.

    My heart goes out to you and your community. Hope it melts quickly.


  2. Ok, I agree, that is scary. I think snow is eerie -- especially at night when it is so quiet. I don't envy you at all and I am sure that mailman wasn't yelling "let's play in the snow". Don't worry, you will thaw soon.


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