snow day

The light snow I referenced in the previous blog, continued through last night.  The generator kicked on around 10pm and at 7pm this night is still humming along.

I awakened to this sight

Yep, the light snow kept falling all night. Close to a foot of snow.

There is something so beautiful about a heavy snow covering. Sounds are silenced and flaws hidden. Everything looks so clean. And when the sun comes out, everything glistens.

Susan Orlean says “a snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder”.

This is one of my favorite sights when winter arrives.

Glory showed up several winters ago, begging for scraps along with other critters who came each evening for dinner scraps. When I realized it was a kitty, I added cans of cat food to the critter dinner table.

She’s such a good story. It took a couple of years to get to the point where she moved inside the home for good. When I see her in front of the wood stove, I remember that she once lived outside in the midst of weather just like this cold snow, and I’m certain she is thinking, “I just can’t believe my good fortune.” Believe me, the good fortune is all mine.

A cold front is moving through tonight. The wind bringing the front created “snow-rain” a short time ago.

By the end of the day, most of the snow has blown off the trees.  Fleeting beauty.

The freezing temperatures for this night and the next few days, means I’m definitely snowed in. Well, that can’t be good. Just as I was grateful to get home in time to be snowed in, I will be grateful to be free again. What is it that makes one need to know there is a way out? Or to know just when there will be a way out?

For now, my “free-to-move-about” moment is somewhere in the next day or so. I’ll have to be content as I can about this.

I receive a daily Advent Word from the Virginia Theological Seminary.  Today’s word is FOCUS.  “Imagine the lenses in your glasses get accidentally switched – everything is out of FOCUS; blurry. Today, be still and take time to FOCUS. You will see what you can never see.”  Clearly, pun intended, I have time to do just that.  Focus. Seeing that which I can never see.

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