Tuesday, March 3, 2009
An Unexpected Holiday
Here in the South a snowfall is such a rarity that when it does occur something marvelous happens. Not only do schools and businesses close, but there is an incredible air of holiday everywhere you go. Kids and adults are all outside throwing snowballs, packing white mounds into forts and snowmen, lying on their backs windmilling arms and legs into snow angels, gulping steaming vats of hot chocolate, and gleefully shrieking as they careen down icy hills on anything that could remotely be used as a sled. It is such a lovely thing to see and possible only because we all know how ephemeral this chance to play will be.
Do you know the scene in the movie "A Christmas Story" when the boy looks out his window on Christmas morning and there is lovely fresh snowfall covering everything with glistening white and a sort of tinkly background music playing? Well that was exactly how I felt when I looked out my window yesterday morning...and the wind chimes were playing like mad so we even had the music effect. Here's the sun coming up...
Mattie LOVES the snow!
And here are a couple of shots from the bridge in the park...
Everybody should take the chance to play like a kid from time to time so even if snow is not such a big deal where you live, take the time for a little play...it's exactly what you need!
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I paly a lot with my kids its important..many adults dont beacuse they have forgotten how to..but i only say to them let your kid show you..let them decide a play they love it..ReplyDelete
Great snow shots. Yes, we too got quite a surprise when we woke up yesterday morning here in Northern VA! We use to get quite a bit of snow when I was growing up, but not so much these past few years. It was a great joy to see it piling up. I REALLY enjoy the calm silence it brings when it muffles the earth!ReplyDelete
beautiful pictures...looks like you got as much as we did! :) i would love to walk across that bridge, it's such a great photographic moment ;0)ReplyDelete
years ago I had a friend staying who was from Africa, he woke everyone at 3am and went tearing out of the house in a pair of pyjamas because he'd never seen snow except on TV. He ran round the common for about half an hour in the eerie pink light and came back only when he was soaked through and frozen. He said he hadn't realised it would be cold!ReplyDelete
He brought some in and kept a big bowl full in the fridge. I always think of him when it snows and never take it's beauty for granted, it becomes sort of magical when you see it through someone else's eyes like that :o)
I loved the snowy holiday - we received a foot in NJ! Your pictures are wonderful. :DReplyDelete
Gorgeous photographs!! I miss snow days that meant I got to stay home and play. Monday was the first time it snowed so much that I actually had to dig my car out and brave roads covered in ice. It was still pretty, though! :DReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, I'm so glad you got a chance to play! :-)ReplyDelete
Oh I miss the snow. Such beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
great pics!!!!! I miss snowReplyDelete