If you are like me, you are tiring of all of the winter images of snow, ice, and cold drab days…despite those feelings, however, I still love the beauty of snow. I love the fact that when it snows the winter world seems brighter and full of hope. Sunlight is a necessity of happiness to many and the snow helps brighten our world when the days seem long and dark.
We had a little over 13 inches of snow yesterday! My children were out all day and of course had the times of their lives. Snow aids to winter creativity. The opportunities in snow are endless and if there is something to do in snow, kids will find it and enjoy it. My boys spent most of the day with friends but my daughter had fun with my husband and I here at home. Here are just a few images of our time outside.
Sparseness of Winter
Then One and Only Pose
All Fun Catching Snowflakes on the Tongue…And Eyelids
“Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers”- Unknown
Beautified by Snow
“When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.”- Victor Hugo
Winter didn’t seem like winter this year. My family and I love snow. We love mountains, and we love to ski. This winter, however, there was no snow to speak of in our area of the Country. We managed to catch some powder out West, but we missed winter locally. No worries, however, I’m not complaining. I may have missed winter, but at the same time, the 50 degree weather was fabulous and not having to bundle up or wear snow boots on a daily basis was kind of nice too. Now that Spring is officially here, I think it is safe to say winter was lost this year.
Tonight’s image is from our recent trip to Steamboat, Colorado. You can see the warmth of the sun, yet see the reflection of the snow capped mountains. The former welcomes Spring, the later is a memory to hold onto until next year.