Snow Day

IMG_0155When I was a kid, nothing thrilled us more than the words, ‘Snow Day.’ To my recollection, there weren’t that many, as it had to be a big storm to cancel school, not like today when even a couple inches could result in the day being called.

We gathered around, eagerly listening to the local radio station announcing cancellations, hoping the day would be called. If it wasn’t, we grudgingly had to prepare to meet the bus. If school was cancelled, there was a whoop of delight and either we would head back to bed or prepare for a day of sledding, snowman building and snow angel creating before returning wet and bedraggled to enjoy a warming cup of soup or hot cocoa.

These days, I don’t have to catch a bus or drive to a job, so I can hum the song, “Let it Snow” as I gaze out at the accumulating inches while enjoying a cup of tea. Shoveling will have to be done at the end of the storm, but until that time comes, we’ll enjoy a snowshoe walk in this winter wonderland to enjoy the silence and beauty a blanket of snow brings.IMG_0152WPC: Silence

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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133 Responses to Snow Day

  1. Beautiful wintry images Eliza! Last month I saw friends back east were cancelling get-togethers because the forecast called for snow. I had to laugh because I have never known anyone to cancel anything here in Colorado because of snow. I sub school and once when we had 2 feet school was delayed 2 hours … giving us time to dig out and get there!

  2. Bridget M. says:

    Beautiful captures!! 💜

  3. It’s nice being able to enjoy the snow and not have to commute in it🙂 I love the look it gives nature and overall feel of it.

  4. Isha Garg says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  5. Trail Walker says:

    Beautiful snowy pictures and great memories too.

  6. Great captures, the first barn composition is quite spectacular!

  7. Lana says:

    Lovely pictures!

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