Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow, No Vodka


Taken around midnight last night. It has snowed a lot since then.

I am in awe of nature. I am. I am in awe of our busy atmosphere swirling and moving around us and above us - and in us every time we breathe. I am thunderstruck with amazement at the way the oceans get mixed up with the sky and then somehow, miraculously fall back to earth as small six sided crystals.

The snow continues to fall. It is truly incredible.

My plans for today include trudging through the white stuff to take pictures, shoveling, of course. I'll also spend a lot of time today metabolizing all the wine I drank while we played Tripoli with the neighbors last night. Somehow, I was on a winning streak, something that never happens to me. Winning is fun, who knew?

OK. A little bit too much fun, perhaps. Today I'm paying the price, but I'm not remorseful. I see why people who live in Russia drink so much and I also now understand, for the first time in my life, why people like to play games. I get it.

32 comments:

California Girl said...

You are so lucky. ABC just reported you'll receive 30" when it's all said and done. I know you guys aren't equipped to handle it but could you send some our way? Our ski areas are in need...

beautiful photos btw.

Pauline said...

Look at all that snow! Love the mental image of the oceans getting mixed up with the sky and falling back to earth as snowflakes.

Celestite said...

The night shot is great! I love it when we get that look here.

willow said...

We have over a foot, so far. Really heavy, wet snow. (When WT was in the former USSR in the late 80s they used vodka to clean ice off their windshields.)

Sure is beautiful!

steven said...

reya the snow!!! this is like the winter we had last year - snow, snow, snow, drink, games, snow, snow, snow, !!! don't you love the groove of winning streaks!!! sweet snowday in dc reya. steven

Lynne said...

Look at that! WOW

and not even one teeny flake here

looking forward to more photos so I can live vicariously through you ...

ellen abbott said...

Pretty in pictures.

Whitney Lee said...

It's spectacular here, as well. I'm waiting for it to stop so that I can take the toddler and the dog out to play. I've been told it's perfect snowman snow.

Enjoy playing today-and shoveling. That's a chore I'm happy to pass on to my husband! I'll look forward to the photos you take.

SkippyMom said...

We must be in the same part of the world! I am loving the snow too. We stand to get about 30" - WOW.

I love the picture of the gate, especially the sepia tone of it.

Susan said...

wheee!

tut-tut said...

I love the pink.

Games, who knew indeed! FB Scrabble and I were made for each other. Are you up for a game?

Reya Mellicker said...

Tut you will kick my ass in Scrabble, but ... why not?

Yes Skippy we are neighbors. Almost.

It's still snowing! We are all amazed. More pics, etc. tomorrow. Wow.

Barry said...

The pictures are fantastic, Reya. Absolutely beautiful. In fact they make me yearn for the snows we used to get, but haven't this year.

I wouldn't even mind shoveling the driveway if the scenery were this beautiful.

lakeviewer said...

It's awesome! Great pictures. Stay safe!

Meri said...

It looks so beautiful and I'm so happy to look out my window on a relatively warm and snow-free day. But I am thinking about the hush, the squeaking of boot soles against the snow, the way little flakes decorate your eyelashes, how noses begin to run in the cold. And how the Metro always stops working.

Deborah said...

games are fun
brava

five inches fell yesterday of the heaviest wettest snow i can remember

twelve inches predicted for tomorrow

wow

so fun to play in the snow with joey

love you so much

Carolyn said...

Oh you are so lucky Reya! I love these kind of days when all you can do is get out in it and have fun! Stay warm and enjoy he comraderie that comes with unfamiliar experiences!
Smiles and blessings

Reya Mellicker said...

There is comraderie in big experiences like this! Well said!

suzicate said...

Beautiful pic...you guys got hammered. We had rain (I think like 4 inches) for over 24 hours and now had turned to heavy snow which is just starting to stick. I'd rather just look at pics than deal with the snow.

ewix said...

Cool snow, Reya!
We live and learn maybe all about the Russian experience!

Board games are a good way to interact with friends.
Send more snow pics.

Hecate said...

"Vodka, no snow" is better than "Snow, no vodka."

Reya Mellicker said...

Hecate, we were thinking the same thing, but ... our local liquor store is closed today. How inconvenient!

Mary said...

AMAZING - this one missed us - it's yours! I am in awe as well - hope you can get out for more pics - selfish me.

Reya Mellicker said...

Pics of the snow are here.

Ronda Laveen said...

Can't wait to see more pics of "Snowage." Thanks for linking the album. How did you get such clearly lit night shots? Loved the picture of the standing nickles.

Stay warm.

Reya Mellicker said...

I use photoshop to brighten and add contrast to all my pics. Otherwise they would all be grey and lifeless.

Pearl said...

This all looks horribly familiar.

:-)

Greetings from Minneapolis,

Pearl

Pearl said...

p.s. We're expecting 10 inches tomorrow, and I am out of vodka. :-D

Janelle said...

oh WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! WOW!!!! xxx j

Tom said...

i'll bet everything around there has slowed to a crawl! It's really very beautiful. Glad you won!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

The snow is so incredible!!! Looking forward to more photos on Sunday. Keep warm!

janis said...

wow, indeed!