Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snow Day


It started falling about 5:30 Wednesday evening. The weather forecasters had been calling for it for days, but I never believe it until it actually happens...I have been bitterly disappointed too many times.


I was making supper, and looked out at the deck, and there it was.....Snow:) Beautiful, tiny, snowflakes drifting down to earth from heaven above. I called to my son to come quickly~he was delighted! Out we went to try and catch the flakes on our tongues. We laughed as we managed to get more in our eyes than in our mouths.

Miraculously, the snow had not vanished during the night as is the norm in these parts, but was still there this morning so we decided to make the most of this rare event.....it was time for a snow day.

We packed up our snow playing gear and headed about 5o miles further north to my parents house where we met my sister and her two boys.

We rode sleds down slushy slopes and made a Farmgirl snowman....uhmm, I mean snow-woman;)




Of course, what is a snow day without a snowball fight......







Uh-oh! Looks like this one has got my name on it.....YIKES:)



We finally went in when we were all soaked to the skin and shivering.

I know that for my friends up north it may seem a bit silly to take a day and celebrate frozen water. But here, snow falls so seldom, that when it does, it feels like a gift and is greeted with pure bliss.

I'll leave you with a photo I took today of a windmill in a valley pasture. It is located on the backroads that lead to my Mom's. Any other day it would probably not rate a second glance, but today.....well, just see for yourself......

23 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

You can have my snow too! LOL Glad you had a good time with it, up here in Michigan it is old hat and I do mean old! Your little boy is such a cutie and that is such a mischevious look on his face:>) Did he get you with that whopper?

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Rhonda, I know what you mean! We got about 5 inches total. It is beautiful. We usually get a dusting and then it melts. I was a little worried for a while today as the rain turned into snow and starting freezing...but no power outages...
Hugs,
Penny

cityfarmer said...

This is one treacherous day in the Midwest

...it's blowing, cold and snowing

....the home office is quite snuggly and cozy as the winds howl outside my window...and the red wine is going down easy

Dana said...

I love snow too!! I wish we had more!
beautiful picture of the windmill!

Michelle said...

What great fun..I miss making snowmen or women! Your photograph of the windmill is stunning. Thanks for sharing your good times.

Michelle

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE your photos Rhonda!! I wish we would get some snow!!
Your wee one looks like he's UP to something!! LOL
Hugs,
Robin

Karen said...

Snow should be celebrated! It's such a fun thing for kids, and yours will talk of the snow of '08 forever!

I'm thinking that northern and southern friends should trade homes for a week in the winter to get a taste of a different climate. Mini vacation, different scenery, tons of fun...

Bax said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time!! We very seldom get a good snow...maybe once every 3-4 years...and we take the time to play also!

Jan

Cottage Contessa said...

Rhonda sweetie, can you actually hear me sobbing and stamping my foot?! I'm so tired of this hot summer weather, and seeing your GORGEOUS photo's has nearly sent me over the edge! lol *whimper*

Peggy said...

beautiful!! We got a powdering of snow but hope we get more this weekend.

Sandra said...

I'm so jealous right now, I miss the snow. We get nothing here in Arizona LOL

Meggie said...

Playing with cousins in the snow, what a delightful day of fun! Your snow woman is great...love the scarf. Stay warm!

BellaColle said...

oh..I know how it is! where yur at it's fun! It'll snow then GO AWAY!!! Up here..that's another story.
Looks like it was a fun day, lovin' the snow man too!
XO

Linda said...

Hi Rhonda, your snow day sounds like so much fun.
The windmill picture is awesome but I just love the picture of your little one and that huge snowball. He's just waiting for the perfect moment to get you...fun, fun, fun. Linda

Esther Sunday said...

When snow is unusual, yep it is fun. When now is usual, yep it sucks. Glad you and your little guy had such fun with it! Wow, that windmill shot is fabulous! Love, Esther

Back Through Time said...

That windmill photo is just wonderful!! And I am so glad you got to enjoy a snow day! Looks and sounds like you all had a great time!
Have a wonderful weekend
Michelle

artgirlATL said...

We got to enjoy that snowy evening too. And we're getting more today! We're in Henry County, GA. Love your blog!

bj said...

What a marvelous, fun day for all of you. Glad you got the snow. Did you make snow ice cream? We always do when we have enuf snow.
hugs, bj

Counting Your Blessings said...

Isn't it just deliciously gorgeous?! We got a bit last week but nothing nearly as pretty as what you have. Blessings.. Polly

Mary said...

Dear Rhonda,
What beautiful pictures! Your son looks like such a cutie! Glad you had such fun!
xoxo,
Mary

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Spectacular windmill photo ... kind of eery and cold!!! Love the snow woman!
xo
Becky

Daisy said...

Your son is so adorable. Isnt it fantastic to witness children in the snow? Kids get innoculated to the snowy cold fairly early in life here but it has never lost it's enchantment for me.
blessings to you & yours,
Daisy

farmerjulie said...

beautiful picture!!