An Ice Day

Ice fell from the sky, and covered the gardens in a thin frozen blanket.

I wandered around, thinking about when it was warm and all the flowers were in bloom.

It won’t be much longer now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Surprising Amount of Snow

For days, the predicted amount of snow grew and grew, until record amounts were scheduled to fall one early December day. 

The flurries started late on Saturday night and by the time I woke up on Sunday, over eight inches had fallen and it was still coming down.

Snowfalls in December here are rare. Snowfalls with more than a few inches here are rare too. It was a very special Sunday.

The snow continued into Monday and by the time it stopped, almost a foot and a half had fallen.  More snow than I had ever seen.

I love the snow and am always wishing I lived somewhere far north, where it wasn’t such a rare sight.  But on these few special days, it felt like I was living somewhere else.

Cemetery Snowfall

My favorite cemetery looked magical during a snowfall last winter. The orange leaves that still clung to some trees made an interesting autumn contrast against the white snow.

It was a rare early December snow. Usually it never snows here until sometime mid January, when all the leaves are long gone.

Wandering around, a cubed snowman and his friend were discovered.

When it snows I like to wander around everywhere.  Everything looks so different in the snow, like another world.

Cherry Snow


It was late March, and it snowed again. For the fourth time. It rarely snows even once in March.
I was ready for warm weather, but I can never help being excited when I see the fluffy white snow cover all the flowers.



When snow was predicted in the forecast, my camera came to work with me in anticipation. 

The snow finally started after many hours spent glancing up out the window every few minutes.

Many times throughout the day, my camera and I ran outside to take pictures of the cherry tree lined streets, as some of the biggest snowflakes I’d ever seen fell from the sky.













Later that day all the snow melted away when it turned to rain, like it had never even been there.  Winter came back, just for a moment, and then it was finally gone.




A March Winter


It was a winter that was much colder than recent yeas had been. 

The flowers that begun to spring up in January of last year were nowhere in sight until March.

The cold continued, and it snowed more times in March than it had for the entire winter.















On the second day of spring, as I watched the snow covered the flowers, I began to forget what warm days felt like.  But now the snow has finally melted, and the cold has begun to fade away..  Winter might be nearly over.

I Didn’t Feel the Cold at First


The snow that started the day before, was still falling.
 There was a Christmas party later that evening. 
 It was the perfect December Saturday.

I was so excited. I barely noticed how cold it was without a coat.







But after a while the cold did get to me!

Snow Maze



Whenever it snows I just want to be out in it, exploring. Everything has a diffeernt look to it when its all covered in white. On the day it snowed last, I went exploring downtown. I wandered all over. 

Eventually I came to this little park I always forget exists. 

A little waterfall, with suspended concrete walkways all around.



Nobody was around as I wandered up the steps and navigated the little maze. With views of the snowy city all around.








It’s always interesting what you can discover, or rediscover, when you wander around.