Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Room with a View

This is the view from my window this morning. It's 43* outside, with just a bit of sunshine spotlighting my piece of the neighborhood. Clouds are draped over the tops of the mountains, and the prediction is for snow flurries by this evening. A winter storm watch.

As I sit here with my cup of sleepy time tea, I can't help but check outside frequently to see if the clouds have moved forward in my direction. The idea of snow can still turn me into a kid! When we do get a few flurries, I run outside and turn my face to the sky, arms outstretched, smiling. It makes me happy to my core. A glorious spring day can do that too, as well as a good rain, and a beautiful bird song

I lived in Lake Tahoe for seven years, and one of the reasons I moved was that, although looking at snow falling beneath a streetlight at night thrilled me, shoveling the stuff by myself year after year was overwhelming.

Now, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. I admit that. The first year I would shovel the whole driveway and park next to the house. By the second year, I was parking at the end of the driveway and shoveling a path to the front door. One evening I shoveled the end of the driveway, and pulled the car in, happy to know that when I left for work the next day it would be clear. Well, I got up in the morning to discover that I had been plowed in by a 3 foot pile of snow off the street.

Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for snow. I've put seed out for the birds, carrots for the rabbits, and sugar water in the hummingbird feeders. I'm ready. :)


Dan Felstead said...

Hey Shabbygirl! I am excited for you...I hope you get that kind of snow that is beautiful when it is falling...then warms up above freezing and you don't have to shovel!


septembermom said...

I hope you get your wish for snow. It's so lovely when it first starts to fall.

Simply Heather said...

We haven't had any here in Vermont yet and they've been telling us it would come for a few days. I do hope that you see them shining on your trees and windows - the sparkly snowflakes.

I love that you have prepared the critter's :)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Here's hoping for a beautiful snow for you.
(I love Tahoe...but I never had to shovel snow out of the drive, either.)

amuse me said...

We are due for snow this week here in Michigan. The first snow is always the best! But then we are heading to Arizona for the holidays so we are hoping for some sunshine and warmth -- there's hiking to do. :) M

Scriptor Senex said...

Hope you have snow that's pretty but not a nuisance!

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