I enjoyed the walks I took on the milder days during Winter Break and began the new year determined to make at least one weekly walk through town. Even as the Polar Vortex blew in with much colder weather, I kept that promise. Most of my walks have been in the cold of the early twilight when we get home from school and wrestling practice. But even in the fading light, I enjoy a glimpse of my neighbor’s gardens.
We had overnight snow on Friday and after I cleaned up my sidewalk and driveway, I treated myself to a walk in the slushy snow. There is something about familiar plants draped in a coat of white that is most lovely.
The town’s streets had been plowed and most of the sidewalks had been cleared. We had about 5 inches of snow overnight and so there was plenty of beauty to be admired. By the afternoon, temperatures were well-above freezing and plenty of melting was underway.
I think the snow is so lovely because in the midst of Winter’s stark appearance the snow provides a contrast that is pretty to see.
We had more snow this morning and a huge blizzard of a storm is expected later this afternoon and into the overnight. After the boy and I have attended to our snow removal duties, we’ll be planning a few more walks to admire Mother Nature’s work.