16 March 2011

one more time

the forecast said rain. instead, five inches of snow. this is the perfect example of my love-hate relationship with snow. as much as i want it to melt away and be gone and make way for spring to come, this morning i found myself standing in the wide open doorway for too long, marveling at the profound stillness and taking in the breathtaking grandeur of a spring snowstorm. heavy, wet, giant snowflakes - a beautiful surprise. 

9 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Snow is always beautiful. If one does not count the problems it is causing.
Costas

Tabor said...

I also feel that love/hate thing.

Star said...

By now, it snows only once, or twice, every two, or three, years in Milan. Too much heat in the big city generated by cars and improved heating of homes (though apparently without a commensurate improvement in insulation). Love the smell of fireplaces (wish I had one). Used to live on the 24th floor, and loved to watch the flakes boil around and around getting bigger and flakier. Then they fell to the ground, making everything slippery and, within a day, ugly brown and mushy. It stays pretty in the parks, though. I've gotten some lovely shots. Thanks for sharing the beautiful snow picture.

~she~ said...

That was us about a week ago. It was beautiful snow that stuck to every branch of the trees. I was so sick of snow but really enjoyed seeing it one more time. Today, we're supposed to have a high of 60! I can't wait for that!

Aurelia said...

I love snow fall, there's something so peaceful and calming about it.

Kay said...

Oh I so understand!!!

Gail Underwood Parker said...

I don't find "spring" snowfalls so depressing... There is the confidence that, unlike "winter"snowfalls, they won't last.
Gail

Angella Lister said...

this describes my feelings exactly. lovely photo.

Nora said...

It must be tough to have endless snow. I'm sure I would not deal with it well. We only had about a month of it here. That was more than enough.