Beautiful blizzardPosted: December 26, 2012
Wow. We have been having quite a snow event here in the Bogs today. It’s incredible. And beautiful. And incredible. This is more like what I expect from winter in these parts.
The snow started around 10:00 am. It didn’t take long to reach white-out conditions. I went out for a short walk, marveling at how lovely the snow is when it fills the air.
The birds have been crowding the feeders. The starlings and grackles in particular have been making pigs of themselves. Every now and then a blue jay flies in and bullies them all off which allows the other birds to duck in for a nibble or two.
We should be able to cross-country ski tomorrow. That’s my hope, at any rate. I think there is already enough snow out there for us to make our way around the pathways here at Breezy Acres.
Is it just me or does a good snowfall seem to slow down time? It makes the world quieter, too.
Today’s snowfall is not the first of the season, but it is the first Really Good Snowfall. It’s magical, the way it completely changes the world outside the doors and windows.
That’s about all there is from the Bogs for today. The snow is still falling at a good clip as I type. Lake-effect should kick in tonight and early tomorrow morning. It’ll be a winter wonderland. Well, it’s already a winter wonderland which means it will be more so tomorrow.
Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a delightful and magical day, evening, or night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.
Take a moment from time to time to remember that you are alive. I know this sounds a trifle obvious, but it is amazing how little time we take to remark upon this singular and gratifying fact. By the most astounding stroke of luck an infinitesimal portion of all the matter in the universe came together to create you and for the tiniest moment in the great span of eternity you have the incomparable privilege to exist.
~ Bill Bryson