surprise + snow

I was grading away at the dining table and then, suddenly, there they were: quarter-sized, fluffy flakes of snow falling past the window!  See the view of the big puddle outside our apartment? -->

One of the best things about the first snow is how totally beyond our control it is.  All we can do is wait and wait and watch the weather and wear sweaters and hats until the rain that has been steadily battering the ground grows quiet and white and we look up from whatever we were doing and give a little round of applause for this unearned gift of winter theater that we know we had nothing to do with.

Is it snowing where you are yet?

Image text by Annie Finch

8 comments:

  1. This post totally captures the magic of the first snowfall :-) We're still waiting for the white stuff here in NY - it has been unseasonably warm!

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  2. I LOVE those first fat snow flakes. the fatter the better. Reminds me of home. Lovely blog.

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  3. love the way you write.
    it's not snowing here yet, but from what i see, we will be getting some snow before christmas.
    i love the stillness snow causes. quiet can be of great value sometimes.

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  5. Eeeehhhh!! Snow!! We had snow in October (wacky NJ weather!) so I have pretty much written it off for the time being. But I'm sure once we get a bit closer to Christmas, I'll be welcoming it again with open arms.

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  6. we had a freak october storm and now NOTHING. i'm actually happy with it this way tho- i just need it to hold off for my big road-trip/move in a week and a half and then it can SNOW SNOW SNOW all mother nature desires {as long as my wedding party lovelies who are flying in can make it!}.

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  7. it crazily snowed at the end of october here in philadelphia ! none since then though, i am looking forward to it coming, it's so nice to have a white christmas :D

    lovely blog !

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  8. We have boatloads of it here in Canada, but the joy it brings at Christmas time never dissipates!

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