Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We Have...

Heat, we have internet, we have power. We also can't get out of the house. Both doors are frozen at the bottom from the rain and sleet that came before the snow. I'm going to work on the back door so at least I can let the girls out to tend to business but I may have to try to call someone to at least come get the door unfrozen.

The wind is strong enough to be blowing the snow horizontally and I know there are pictures just waiting to be taken out there of drifts and snow caught in wonderful designs in tree bark and shrubs and such. While I don't care for the cold blowing up my drawers I do want to explore the beauty of this winter storm. We don't usually get anything resembling a 'blizzard' nor do we often get any more than 4 - 6 inches of snow at one time in a winter. We may have several snows but they generally are not very heavy at all. I always say I like ONE good snow a year, I don't like ice storms that break up the trees and I don't like the temperature or the chill factor headed towards zero.

What I do love is the pristine beauty of the new fallen snow, the clarity of the blanket of quiet on the earth, the quiet that is a music to my ears from the cacophony of every day life. There is such a gentle melody to the quiet that soothes my seasonally affected soul and sings to me of the life that will be pushing it's way out of the ground, the flowers on the trees that only now need a little sun to break free of the tight, hard husks that protect them from the frigid temperatures.

Snow is that event, to me, that portends the coming of spring. Snow gives me hope that I've made it through another dark season and before long my heart will be singing as I get my hands in the dirt and start tending to a garden, planting things I want to eat fresh that I have tended, and flowers that delight me with their beauty.

Snow is hope for the new year to be better than the one I'm really glad to be leaving behind.

8 comments:

Sara said...

Hope you get that door thawed out. But I know you will stay home where you are safe and warm! Our news this morning predicted a foot snow for your area. But maybe they'll be wrong . . .

Pastor Sharon said...

Oh yes! That is a beautiful way to look at snow! I believe I will change my view on snow today.

In the meantime, I'll be chizzling my way out of the ice we are beneath.

Made it to work okay. Will make it home just in time for this to happen all over again with an additional 5 inches of snow on top.

Laura~peach~ said...

cantn wait to see the pics :)

Ness said...

So far we have freezing rain, enough sleet to look like snow and the snow is on the way. Hope you get your doors open. My crew is rebelling about going outside in crunch ice covered lawn and the wind is picking up. Hope we don't lose power.

Lonicera said...

A beautifully written post - though it made me shiver to read it. I can't imagine what it must be like not to be able to get your front door open...
Caroline

jojo said...

a beautiful wintry post. Keep warm dear one!

Tina said...

Brrr...I am much happier reading about it from you than having it happen here...There is a magic about the whole thing though eh?

I am much more captured by your desire to get your hands in the dirt and grow stuff to eat. Now that i can get behind.

Good luck with the doggy escape routes and getting those pictures!

xxxooo

Paxie said...

I would have to go out a window because I'd panic. It always amazes me how QUIET the snow makes everything. Love that part :)