When I left work today it was hot and it was muggy, my car was hot and muggy, and consequently I was hot and muggy. I knew that it wouldn't be hot and muggy once I got home but I also knew that there would be no wonderful blast of cold air greeting me when I opened the door. My ninety year old father-in-law moved in with us in December 2007. He used to live in Florida and he's definitely a lover of warm weather. That's what would be greeting me when I got home...warm weather (thermostat set at 79 degrees) and Dad wearing a sweatshirt!
I got to thinking about snow and how great it would be to have a snowstorm in July...just one day...it could melt away the next day...and since it would be a magical snowstorm (I mean what other kind would you have in Maryland in July) no flowers or foliage would be harmed. I'd like about eight inches, maybe a little more. Cold & fluffy...and deep! That's how I like my snow!
Most of my family and friends will think I'm a little bit crazy but I am so ready for some of this white stuff. I love snow! I guess that would make more sense if I loved to ski or if I was a fan of snowboarding or sledding, but I 'm not. I like to look at it, walk through it, and eat it (as long as I know where it's been). I don't even mind shoveling it or cleaning it off of cars. I especially like to watch others play in it.
These are pictures of Jacqi, my oldest son's wife. They were taken in February 2006 about 7 months after they got married and about 7 months after she moved here to Maryland from Texas. Jacqi grew up in southern states and this was her first real experience with a big snow. She loved it. I bet she and Kevin were outside for at least three hours. They had a great time building their snowman, throwing snowballs and making snow angels. I don't know if this picture does justice to the depth of the snow...but that was one deep snow angel!
I really enjoyed watching them play.
I love snow...did I mention that?
Cold & fluffy...and deep!
After about an hour of looking through some of my "snow" pictures on my computer I feel much better. I feel kind of clean, refreshed, even pure....as the driven snow. Was that a blast of cold air I just felt?
Corny? Yes...but I love it!