Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow and More Snow!

It is snowing out right now and I love it when it snows; especially during the day so I can watch and enjoy the soft, white fluff falling from the heavens.
There are two things that immediately run through my mind when it snows. One is the song from White Christmas when they are on the train singing, "Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow..." love that song:) The other is the poem called the "First Snowfall" by James R. Lowell; "The snow had begun in the gloaming, and busily all the night, had been heaping field and highway with a silence deep and white..."
There is something rather miraculous seeing snow fall and cover the earth. They say no snowflake is exactly alike--that is amazing too, although I wonder whoever took the opportunity to really check this out!
We were out in Los Angeles last weekend, and being it was only 2 weeks before Christmas, it was hard for me to get into the holiday spirit while there. Being from the mid west puts snow and Christmas in the same visual picture for me. Even though the stores were playing Christmas music, and had wreaths and poinsettias sitting around, it just wasn't the same for me.
We left there during record high temperatures and came back to minus 20 below wind chills and record amounts of snow here! Quite a change, that's for sure!
However, that was ok with me. I was happy to greet the white covered ground and heavily laden trees. It was beautiful!
Tonight as I walked to the car with my son and his family from my granddaughter's Christmas program, I was reminded of the time when he was young and he and I took a walk in the falling snowfall. It was a stroll in the winter wonderland--a chance to enjoy the beauty of our amazing earth. Those kind of moments are special and ones to be treasured...
Wishing all of you a wonderful blessed Christmas!