Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bring it on: a chant for snow

"Do you think we're going to have any more snow?" she asked. I looked at her and pondered a bit, then responded "I sure hope so." We had a surprise snow at the end of December, but it wasn't really much. Proof:
Give me some "real" snow
But it was enough to immobilize the city and keep AdRi at work overnight. It doesn't take much to shut Portland down people, stop laughing. But I want a real snow storm...
One that brings big fluffy snowflakes, piling one on top of another.
A storm that makes walking down the sidewalk a slip sliding affair.
A storm to build snowmen and snow to send my dog off bounding like a bunny in.
A snow storm that leaves it so eerily quiet out, except for the geese flying from the Columbia to the Willamette, and I directly underneath their flight path.
A snow storm that brings out the cross country skiiers and urban snowshoers and even a few snow mobilers.
A snow storm that closes the school and fills the park with shrieking laughing kids making snow angels and throwing snowballs.
And inevitably a snow storm everyone will complain about.
And I will think back to my snow chant, rub my hands together, and ponder the powers of the snow chant.


Heather said...

I would be delighted to send you some of ours from Kansas. Up near Sabetha they had 6' drifts at Christmas - and it keeps coming, never mind the sub-zero temps.

A Lewis said...

I agree! I love the long dark snowy wintery days. I wrote a post about it a week or two ago. And here I thought I was alone!

Cher said...

Oh. My. Gawd. So I have you to blame!
Knock it off, woman!

* said...

I think it sounds nice.
I like the snow, we've had our fair share here out in the East, I wouldnt mind more.


Best Wishes, Marie said...

animals are fun in the snow. our old cat used to wait for a car to go down the driveway and then he would walk in the tread path.

there was no bounding like a bunny.

it is awesome when they are young and see the first snow and you open the door and they are like "what the ...."

LadyConcierge said...

I love when my cats go out in the snow, they either leap abound like bunnies or walk very carefully, shaking off each paw before the next step. One of our three growls at the snow or rain. So funny!