The Blizzard is Coming ! The Blizzard is Coming !

Feb 08

The Blizzard is Coming ! The Blizzard is Coming !

 

 

Well, maybe not to Upper Bucks, but New England definitely, which is where I wish I  lived anyway, so HOORAY! I love giant windy snowstorms, the kind that force the world to shut down: we have to stay home and shovel ( which I also love…what can I say I’m nuts…I am a precision snow shoveler, the sides must be straight and smooth, the corners round and even…), we get to interact with our neighbors (help them shovel, bring them soup if the power goes out), & we have to play with the dogs ( is there a more joyful sight than Gus & Grady leaping through deep snow like a mini-pod of dolphins swimming in the ocean?). We get to chat with the township guys in their big salt trucks, thanking them for a job well done, grateful when they swing in and out of the drive, sweeping away the big hump of snow left from the previous plowing, we fill the bird feeders and make a Grady-proof ground feeding station for the doves, the cardinals and all of the other ground feeding birds (Grady loves sunflower seeds, he eats them without chewing , a fact that I discovered on an emergency trip to the vet that is far too unpleasant to speak of here) and finally, back in to our warm house , wood stove blazing, water dragon shooting steam out of his nose and a cup of hot tea …..oh I love big snow storms!! I love the quiet, the trees limned with white, the crackle of burning wood, the crazy quilt of mittens and hats, socks and gloves draped around the stove… and the fragrance of something sweet wafting from the oven. The blizzard is coming! Yay, let it snow!!

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