Saturday, December 19, 2009



Snow is so unusual at this time of year in the American midatlantic that, even though everyone else was getting ready for a big one, I remained skeptical all day yesterday. But they were right! We're in the midst of a serious, heavy-duty snowstorm, or as my friend Donald would say, the snow ponies have come to town.

My guess is that if I lived in Minnesota or upstate New York, I would not be so excited and enthused about snow, but since I live at the northern edge of the American south, I am thrilled anytime we get an accumulation.

Instead of going on and on as I tend to do on a day like today, I'm thinking I'll have another cup of tea, get my book and read and gaze and revel in the beauty of it all.


20 comments:

Deborah said...

love love love
photos
prose
and
you my darling

ellen abbott said...

I'm happy you finally got some.

JC said...

Great pics of the snow ...
I can imagine how pretty it is where you live ...

Enjoy your weekend ...

** still trying to find a home for Beau Beau & Noni Noni. please stop by my blog & post about them on yours **

Mary said...

Nothing better than a white blanket of snow - love the photos - enjoy your day

Lynne said...

SO cool! We're still waiting here ... with high hopes ... I am always excited to see snow. Every time it's all new to me!

Love the pics!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a perfect reading day to me! Love snow during the holidays. So festive.

Cyndy said...

It's a perfect day to just chill out, especially since my entire day got cancelled. The beauty of the snow makes it all seem okay.

Elizabeth said...

Wowsers!
We are waiting for it this very minute
no snow yet!

lakeviewer said...

Only snow chairs ever photographed! Enjoy the sights!

steven said...

reya even though you're only a few hours south as my crow buddies fly - and they tell me they go there and back in a day! - there's no snow forecast for us 'till monday. it's cold cold cold outside though so the snow and ice we've already got is staying. i love the cair on the left. the one that looks like it was designed sometime in the late sixties. i'd cocoon inside those soft folds . . . . . . have a soft snowy dc day . steven

Reya Mellicker said...

We are now under a blizzard warning, and truly buried in snow. Even the most intrepid neighbors have abandoned the idea of keeping the walks clear of snow for the time being. Tomorrow we will have to dig ourselves out!

The Bug said...

We had snow this morning, but it's moved on to rain. Sigh. On the plus side, my father says that the snow they're getting in NC should still be on the ground on Friday - so, white Christmas in NC! That's something, anyway.

Ronda Laveen said...

Yeah! Enjoy
Your kickback day reveling in the fluffy glitter.

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Liza said...

"the snow ponies have come to town"
I love that!
Great pics.
Happy gazing.

Auntie, aka Coco's Mom said...

woohoo!
Up here in NYC we are still waiting for that snow to drift up from the DC area.
I hear you guys got really snowed in!
Too bad this snow isn't going to come down Sunday night....then we would get a snow day for school.

Reya Mellicker said...

It is pretty intense! Maybe I have become a southerner because I haven't really enjoyed being outdoors like I thought I would today.

Hmmm ...

John Hayes said...

Love the snow-covered chairs! Since the snow is coming, best thing is to enjoy it.

Steve said...

That is a HUGE amount of snow for a December in DC! I heard we're supposed to have a very cold winter -- I wonder if this is the first taste?

In any case, we're getting a lot of snow here, too, and I love it! (As long as I don't have to be outside!)

Kerry said...

So gorgeous Reya. I completely get the ecstasy! But poor Jessica, on her way home from Niger got stuck at JFK, how unlucky.