Monday, November 29, 2021

Lake Effect Snow

 It's a marshmallow world in the winter

When the snow comes to cover the ground

It's time for play, it's a whipped cream day

I wait for it the whole year 'round....

The good thing about Lake Effect Snow is that usually, the weather is otherwise pretty decent.  So you just put on some warm socks and tall boots and grab a shovel. 

 Its 32* and calm today.  And I am so happy that I did not have to get up in the dark and drive 9 miles before the plows came through.  In the past few years I can remember at least two drives into work where you did not linger for stoplights if you wanted to keep moving at all.  Usually the county roads were better so I had an "inclement weather route" which involved more county roads, and fewer hills.

Plowing happens before breakfast begins.  First you have to find the steps and move that snow to the driveway in reach of the loader.  Then it gets pushed back towards the woods.

I always admire all of the creative ideas for decorating entryways for Christmas, wheelbarrows full of greens, and life sized toy soldiers.   Around here we just use snow, snow and more snow.

I'm sure there are places even here in Western NY where the entry is sheltered enough to allow for some seasonal cheer.  But up here on the hill where the winds whip from every direction, they always deposit the most snow right between the side door and the two car garage.

If you choose not to find joy in snow, you will have a lot less joy in your life 
but still the same amount of snow.

This is the sort of magical Christmas snow that Frosty the Snowman is made of.
But I'm not quite that ambitious

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