Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Woke Up

Winter Didn't Forget Elmira After All
Snow  on Ice
The White Piles Up
Did I say Elmira was brown? As if to read my thoughts, winter came rushing over the Cascades with playful buckets of white-wash. Clustering snow on pine boughs, clogging the driveway and covering the ice of Elmira Pond, winter is an artist who obviously prefers white over brown.

And that's okay with me. After all, I was feeling like the world was topsy-turvy when I learned that Georgia had more snow than northern Idaho. Not that I want to join the polar vortex express, but I was feeling a bit left out with my bare, brown ground showing.

Fat flakes fill the air in the familiar dance of snow. Mountains are hidden and the world is muffled for the moment. Maybe this is the beginning of winter catch-up, late snows filling the gap left by a dry early winter.

My pond and garden appreciate the moisture. Winter white is good for spring soil and a full pond will beckon the migratory ducks to pause and Blue Heron to return. Water is a precious commodity out west so I will say, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"

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  1. I'm so glad you got some snow for the dry ground. Whee!

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    1. I had fun trotting the dogs around in it!

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  2. Snow is so much prettier than brown, or gray, it just dresses everything up!

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    1. It is! I was bummed with brown. Everything is so crisp, like fresh linen.

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  3. That must mean your snow is headed my way. It's gray here like it wants to snow. I love snow, but this winter it means I don't have my much-needed photography gigs. A "melt-down" would mean money in the bank for me (and work I enjoy). Of course, we can always use the moisture. Your white world is a pure palette. Holy even.

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    1. Let it snow on your mountains and activate those photography gig!

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  4. It's remarkable what a bit of snow can do for a view, a garden, and a mood. White is a much better color than brown. I especially like your first photo.
    Gotta say, though, being in the vortex, I'm ready for green. :)

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    1. Just think about how green it will be come spring...the reward for toughing it out in the vortex! Have you noticed the days getting longer? I start to feel "awake" when it becomes noticeable, and hopeful of spring. But first, more moisture!

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