Winter Visited Briefly Again, but it didn’t stick around

And since it only comes occasionally and snow pictures have been few and far between this year, when I got up Monday morning to snow, I had to grab the camera and capture a few just to refresh the memory later when we don’t remember how this winter was.


As dawn arrived, it created a distinctively pink hue over the world outside my windows and although I think you’ve seen this scene dressed in many different seasonal outfits, you’ve never seen it wearing pink, of that I am sure.


Twiggy joined me, enjoying lap time, inhibiting my ability to answer email or type a post or type anything at all for that matter. She needs to have a small lap desk on her back so my keyboard has a place to rest. I suggested to her that we look into that, but I’ll not repeat her response. We’d like you to continue to believe that, unlike Lily,Twiggy is a lady, a gentle, loving lady.


The snow changed to a light rain and by Tuesday only a few remnants of snow remained. This morning we have sunshine and blue skies with only a few small clouds hanging across the horizon. Perhaps they’re not clouds at all, perhaps they’re contrails from airplanes. Perhaps today is a heavy travel day and a good day for contrails to spread and cling to the sky, teasing us into thinking they might be clouds.


Can you tell I really have nothing to say, but I feel like blogging? You see, I’ve already performed enough chores this morning to feel I have justified my existence for another day, so now I’m free to indulge myself, to do what pleases me. For awhile. Until the dryer buzzes and I need to fold more clothes and then the washer buzzes and I need to put more clothes in the dryer and . . . oh you can fill in the blanks,I think. All of which is further justification for being lazy the rest of this day. One of the benefits of getting older and retiring is not only being able to control your time but also having developed the art of rationalization and justification to it’s highest point. So really I guess that’s two of the benefits, isn’t it? If you want to be picky, but I don’t think being picky gains you anything, so I would suggest you just take it for what it is, pour yourself a nice hot drink – because, while it might look like spring out there, it really is not yet – and chill. You know? Just relax and enjoy!

Because really life should have more time for that.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to Winter Visited Briefly Again, but it didn’t stick around

  1. suzicate says:

    I think the quick visits of snow are the best…no one enjoys being bogged under for too long.


  2. Lisa says:

    Last year’s 40 inches of snow is all but a distant memory. I’d like a few more quick snows, preferably on the weekend so i have time to play with the camera. If it’s not going to be a quick one, make it during the week so i don’t have to go to work…and can play with the camera! Love the pink hue of the morning.


  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I guess you had winter visit!


  4. Kathy says:

    You and I felt exactly the same this morning, Carol. Nothing to say, but a desire to connect and share. Your snow looks pretty. On my computer it looks more purple than pink. Hope you had a nice lazy day. I tried to nap three times. Only (partially) succeeded once. Wondering if you napped?


  5. Carol says:

    Yes, Kathy, I did nap because napping seems like a really good idea after lunch when I’m in my big recliner with my blankie on my lap and Shasta curled up next to me/in my lap because she’s too big to fit in a small space. Besides, I’ve said it before, when you get older, you’re expected to nap. There is that reputation to maintain.


  6. Dawn says:

    Did you send the snow we got today? If so, could you take it back? 🙂


  7. coolfeline says:

    Very few snow shots this season here in Atlantic Canada. We’ve basically just had a few dustings.

    Often I feel like blogging without really knowing what to write about.

    I also wanted to say that I totally LOVE your header image!!!


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