Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow at Last!

We have been dodging the inevitable bullet for two months now - where was winter? The sky was clear and blue, the sun was shining and we hadn't frozen. The jet stream that usually dips straight down from northern Canada to us and delivers a hefty whack of snow, ice and frigid temperatures has been staying far to our north but we knew that couldn't last.


Last week it finally arrived. The city with all its sharp edges, hard angles and loud noise is suddenly softened and quietened by a soft white blanket. The world is suddenly monochrome and gentle. My walk home from work was very peaceful.


Even the geese on the pond were wearing a coat of white snow.










6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful wintry scenes. Here in Maryland, I could do without the snow and would be very happy.

Carver said...

Beautiful snowy scenes.

EG Wow said...

I admit that even in the dead of winter I love photos of snow. These shots are exquisite.

Marvin said...

Beautiful snow photos. I especially like the one with the light reflecting in the pond. Down here in the Ozarks this has been an almost snow-free winter. Way back in early December enough snow fell to barely cover the ground.

Friend of HK said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish we had some snow here in HK!

Arija said...

Gorgeous photos of the snow covered park.
Celeste, I have been wondering and missing your blog for a long time , only to find you are no longer in Chicago but Arizona. What a contrast! What made you take such a drastic leap in your life. No need to answer if you don't want to. I was just concerned that all is well. Hope you just won the lottery or something.