Sunday, 24 March 2013

Simple Pleasures #3

Watching Snow

At night, watch it steal from a grey, leaden sky into a quiet cul-de-sac. Stealthily painting pavements and cars with its purity and piling up potential energy for a child's morning pleasure. I love to watch the streetlamp's illumination of constant falling snow, magically backlighting the main event. Snowflakes are beautiful and when they cascade from the sky, I find them mesmerising.

When the house is at its quietest late at night you can find me staring through a window hoping for falling snow. Round here, you might catch sight of a fox padding its way through backyards leaving its rounded prints as a reminder that it was around, looking for a scrap. Those kind of prints are fine, but I dislike footprints, even my own, spoiling the untouched white landscape after a flurry of snow. When it starts to melt or it becomes a little muddy, I can't help but feel a little disappointed...

Say what you like about snow (and I've spent more than my fair share of time shovelling it across my driveway) but I still think it's a simple pleasure. But enough about me. What are some of your best memories of snow?

5 comments:

  1. I am not really a snow loving person but I do like the way it forms atop branches & plants, like cream ~

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  2. i hear you man...we got 6 inches today...and more expected tonight...while i am ready for spring, tonight on the porch i stood and appreciated the hush that snow brings, the crispness in the air....there is def a simple pleasure there...

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  3. I LOVE watching snow. To be honest, I could watch it for hours and never ever get bored. There's just something about it that soothes the soul.

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  4. Like Brian, I think the quiet that is snow, as if the world paused to listen....this captivates me.

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  5. Watching snow fall is so soothing! I love it when the world is wrapped in white as well. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

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