Friday, February 12, 2010

Southern Snow!

I must confess that I have felt a little jealous of everyone up near D.C. with all of that snow. (Please don't comment and tell me how insane of a statement that is. I get it. Things up there are really a total mess and most everyone is inconvenienced and frustrated.)

I grew up in a place that has mild winters like we do in Atlanta. But I went to school in the Shenandoah Valley and we got lots of snow. I'm sure the Valley is buried in snow just like D.C. is. My freshman year, I remember stealing trays from the dining hall and going sledding for the first time ever. In my hometown, even when we did have snow, we had no hills.

The entire time we were in Denver, we never really saw snow fall. Well, to be completely honest, we saw a little bit fall the night we arrived and the day we left, but it was not a pretty snow and we didn't get to see anything accumulate.

Well! I'm thrilled to report that Atlanta has snow! And it is beautiful! And I got to come home from work early and put on my fleece pullover and cozy pants and take a long nap on the couch. Here's a photo of my front yard.

I just love it! This is the biggest snow Atlanta has seen in a few years, I think.

After my nap, we made a big pot of soup and sat down to watch part of the Olympics opening ceremony. Tomorrow morning, I may have to put on my ski pants and jacket and go for a walk. I'm dying to make a snow angel. If I do, and if it is attractive, and if I can get a good photo of it, I will share it.

Good night!


  1. The lake is covered, the ground is covered! It's snowing more and MORE!

  2. Wow, that is a lot of snow for you guys, it looks lovely! Enjoy your snow day today. You didn't by chance go to JMU? I'm an alum - eons ago it feels like!

  3. Beautiful photo! I'm in the snowbelt, and it's easy to forget how beautiful the snow is when you have to shovel it. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Up here around DC, it is beautiful and it is a pain in the patootie. :)