Saturday, December 19, 2009
There's a hush that falls along with the snow ... a soft blanketing of the sounds that we often take for granted in our busy days, but which snow seems to muffle into a silence I've rarely 'heard' any other time.
I sat awaiting our 'snow event' ... this painting done more from anticipation than from my window....
But she came ... snow from the south is a different snow most often than when our snow arrives from the north. Big flakes, feather soft - but cold, dropping slowly at first, and then engulfing us in a winter white. The scene outside my door was magical. Snow in our part of North Carolina is infrequent .. so its anticipation is eager for most of us .. but schools and businesses closed early since we deal with snow or ice poorly. But oh, to be home and warm and cozied inside with snow on the ground -- it's a blessed event!
I did manage to get one room organized. I had to laugh at Dee's comment yesterday. She said organizing was like losing the last five pounds ... you just keep doing it over and over! LOL So right -- DEE!! I thought about that all afternoon as I moved things from one spot to another, one box to a different one ... sigh ... endless ... like chasing dust. Still, the tops of my workspaces are clean enough to find my paint brushes!
It's sleeting this morning ... the sound of mini ice specks hitting the skylights isn't as nice as listening to the snow's silence and the ice on the steps and drive will need care to maneuver around .. and yet, that winter whiteness is still on the trees and ground, and I'm loving it!