Leave a comment

First Snow

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~Carl Reiner

We had our first snow of the year yesterday. It wasn’t a deep snow or a lasting snow but it was of heavy snowflakes, big flakes of snow, wet white crystals floating down from the gray sky that melted on my exposed skin leaving but a speck of water where once was crystalline beauty. It was cold enough for them to accumulate, huddle together on the streets and sidewalks but not cold enough for them to hang around for more than a few hours. Just enough snow to paint the world a beautiful white, just enough to hide the flaws of the urban jungle beneath a brand new, silky white blanket, just enough to make me pause and take notice how pretty the woods can be when the dark branches are dusted with the white powder and the green evergreen branches bend, sway beneath the accumulated weight of the tiny seemingly weightless flakes, just enough to make the sidewalks slick and add a bit of uncertainty in traction, just enough to cause drivers to drive overcautiously because they forget how to navigate a Chicago winter, just enough to let me know my tires will need to be replaced soon, just enough to remind me of the terrible blizzard last winter that shut down the entire city, just enough for me to curse being born in a Northern climate.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Plants and Beyond

Green Plants Based Living and Gardening


Emotional musings- emotionspassion@gmail.com

World Traveller

The most fascinating places every world traveller must visit.

The Broad Spectrum Life

Exploring Rhymes, Reasons, and Nuances of Our World


Travel / Experiences / Adventure

Sunyar Unseen India

Explore unexplored India


Discover the beauty of Leyte Tourist Spot with MARSDENISSE Travel and Tours

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

Cookie Vagabond

The offbeat travel blog with slow-paced travel and visa on NRI Indian passport


life & travel / vida & viajes

Kelsey Schmitt

Travel & Lifestyle

The Bibliofile

Book Reviews, Books, Bestsellers, Literary Fiction

A Letter From Lou

Who loves to travel...

Best regards from far,

Travel inspirators: eclectic content, illuminating articles, inspiring photos.


The thing is...

Other Side of the Mountains

Travel. Taste. Teach.

wild life weeks

your weekly nature and travel blog

%d bloggers like this: