I am not the biggest fan of winter, but yesterday’s snowfall was gorgeous. I just stood outside and watched as giant, fluffy snowflakes fluttered to the ground.
Of course, from a kid’s perspective, the palm-sized snowflakes brought very sculptable snow.
Which explains the wintertime creations we saw throughout town today.
I just hope they had time to actually enjoy them a bit. Because we’re, well, snoops, we did poke around a little bit to see if they had any snowball stacks hidden in either fort, but we couldn’t find any. Laurie was tempted to leave a few as a little gift, but by this afternoon, the snow falling was less wet than yesterday’s snow. Not great snowball snow.
It was colder today than you might imagine. Temperatures were right around 20 degrees, but the wind was brutal. You would think that after a full year of walking, we would have invested in ski masks or something, but we’re still holding on with regular old hats and scarves. Really, though, if you were able to cover your bare skin today, I think it was a rather nice day for a walk.
Our biggest problem (or mine, anyway) was that the fluffy snow on the roadways (the sidewalks have yet to be shoveled, understandingly so) was hiding a rather thick sheet of ice. So it was slick out there.
But it was still nice to get some fresh air and walk around town a bit.
Winter, while admittedly not Trail Mix’s favorite season, does off some pretty scenery and interesting sights.
That’s about all I got today.
I leave you today with a crummy picture and a (maybe) cute kid story.
My daughter, 2, is obviously a Midwestern child who has not been shown much of the world. She is very impressed with the recent snow, and is especially obsessed by these:
Well, every time we drive by one in a parking lot or wherever, Lola points and gets all excited, “Mommy! BIG mountain!”
Yeah, she doesn’t get out much. But it makes me laugh.
HaveÂ a great day.