Remembering the old, sing-song rhyme..."Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day", I am wondering why there has never been a similarly catchy ditty for SNOW. How about "Snow, snow, such a show, but seriously, it's time to GO!" With snow covering everything, and more coming down tonight, it is hard to imagine spring collecting itself, preparing to break forth with blooms and birds singing. Soon warmer temperatures will turn our now frozen road into a quagmire of mud, and I am sure I will have something to say about that too! .
Despite the frigid temperatures and snow flurries, squalls, and storms, I am trying to mentally get into spring mode. The snow storms that continue to hit the northeast make dreaming easy...as long as you shut your eyes hard enough to do it. If you are a fan of Chevy Chase and the movie Christmas Vacation, you will recall the scene where he envisions a new pool in his backyard. Complete with sunshine and family time, cold drinks and swimsuits, the vision transports dear old Clark from the dead of winter to his summer bliss. In an attempt to find my own warm weather bliss, I stood today staring out at my pool, willing the foot of frozen snow that has iced the top like a cupcake, to take its leave.
Instead, I got more snow. So, for tonight, we shovel. I will put my thoughts of spring on hold and embrace once again the beauty it brings, as mother nature does a repeat performance white-washing the landscape.
Snow Angels anyone?
A warm country hug to all,