Monday, January 3, 2011

Snow Day 2011

I know for most of you living in the north and east, to hear about snow falling isn't a major deal. It's almost like people living in Southern California claiming to have a sunny, warm day. Yet here in the high desert where snow is a rarity, we were granted with a lovely surprise yesterday evening until late this afternoon.

We received 5 inches of snow! That's enough for the cities to close all the local schools and cause kids to scream and parents to cry. We had an official snow day.

Not like the incredible one that was discovered in the wonderful book by Billy Coffey, by the way, if you haven't read it, truly you are missing out on life's greatest storytellers.

No, ours was a day filled with living in a snow globe for most of the day. While at night, it was truly a silent night, filled with what I call, the cone of silence. It's where you step outside and there is a hush to everything, no cars racing down the street in a hurry to get home, no noise at all, just the silent wonder of watching snow fall.

By 4pm, most of it had melted away when the sun came out briefly, but here and there in patches facing the north, and in the shade you could still see the signs that snow had come. It's often sad to think how many people drove on by in a hurry to get somewhere and completely missed the miracle that happened today. Miracles happen everyday if you are willing to slow down and look. Thank you God for this lovely escape today.


Mari said...

That's so cool! I'm glad you got to enjoy a snow day. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I can't believe it, I didn't realize that it snowed by you but I could see that the snow in the mountains was pretty low today.

wendy said...

Yup snow....been there done that (tee,hee)
But actually, a fresh beautiful snow is magical somehow.
I just wish the COLD didn't accompany it.
seems there is weird weather all over the place.

Marydon said...

You captured it all so beautifully ... nothing prettier than fresh fallen snow.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I do miss the snow in the high desert. It was a great excuse to watch it come down and to take pictures. Be careful driving around in it.

Girly Muse said...

Wow! That's a fun surprise!

Rita said...

For those that have snow all the time, it is nothing special. But for those of us that rarely get snow, it's always a treat! Glad you got to enjoy it while it lasted!

Heckety said...

You summed it up in two parts- the miracle-ness of snow, and the incredible silence! Even when the snow brought everything to a halt for the treee weeks before Christmas, every single day was a marvel, and the silence of the nights when I stepped out with the dogs was awe-inspiring.
You are right, snow just is amazing- and think, its only frozen water?!

Andrea said...

Awesome! Sitka and I are so very thankful you got a little piece of winter wonderland. Isn't it awesome!

David C Brown said...

"For he saith to the snow, Fall on the earth!", Job 37: 6.

While we have a lot more - especially this year - it's still always a wonder.

unknown said...

Yes, miracles do happen everyday.
Aww! Lucky you you've experienced snow na! I haven't.
And a new hairdo!
Haha! You look younger and modern-ish. :DDD

Dena E's Blog said...

Its been a while since I visited Sweetie.. Your posts are somehow always so inspiring and encouraging to our hearts!!!
What a JOY in Christ's Spirit it is to visit with you here and read
each one of them as you're sooooo filled by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ.. Thanks for ALWAYS sharing about Our God ,, through your acts of kindness and love. May you continue to feel the best blessing's of, His presence Sis~~~Love and Hugs Dena

christy rose said...

Hi Kat, I have so missed being around here in the bloggy world for so long. I wanted to stop by and say hi. It looks like you had some beautiful snow! How fun and exciting for you and your family!! Hopefully, I am going to be around more often for awhile. I enjoyed my hiatus and feel refreshed and ready to mingle and visit with everyone.

Hope you have a great week!
God Bless,