snow love

I grew up in Michigan with winters that often mounded street corners with snow, and the sound of snow plows in the morning meant possibly that school was closed.  I remember so clearly how warm snow is when you build a little snow hovel and lay down in it in your snow suit.  I love snow days.  I wish our current state got more of them, but when they do come we live it up.

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snowy sunrise on our street

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Laila is truly an experience seeker, a sensation seeker. She demands to go out and feel the snow in her bare feet at 7am whenever we have snow (or rain for that matter, or even frost).

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making big plans, diagramming a path for sleds in our yard…

Sledding at a nearby playground turned ski slope!

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I only had my iphone with me the evening I went to work and saw this.  I am trying to capture the steel grey of the frozen drainage pond.  The color was very quiet, like the rest of the air around me.  I could hear a faint cracking sound as things froze in the sudden cold snap.

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and when I left work, the snow was coming down hard.  I drove under 20mph the entire way home.

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and I still love snow days.

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6 thoughts on “snow love

  1. Such happy snow angels – I love the black and white photos in the snow. We haven’t had a snow day here yet, just a 2 hour late start due to snow that only hung around for a few hours. But like you, we made the most of that snow time.

  2. We have been snow-covered here in West-Central Michigan since Thanksgiving. It surely creates a slower pace of life, which I like. Come March I may be getting a little twitchey about the cold, though.

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