“Every time it snows
it is a magical event.”

Snow makes me happy. Maybe if I lived in North Dakota my attitude would change, but we rarely get snow in Richmond, Virginia, so every time it falls, I’m thrilled.

This is our forecast:

Winter Storm Warning for Eastern Virginia
National Weather Service

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 pm EST Thursday.

Locations: portions of Central and Eastern Virginia. Including the Metro Richmond area.
Hazards: snow.
Accumulations: 3 to 7 inches, with locally higher amounts possible.
Temperatures: Upper 20s.
Winds: Northeast 5 to 10 mph.
Timing: light snow will overspread the region late this evening or around midnight, then increases in coverage and intensity after midnight. The snow is expected to taper off to light snow showers by late Thursday morning, with little additional accumulation expected after 10 am.

Accumulations of snow from 3 to 7 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Oh yeah, I can handle that forecast just fine.

“Dwell on the beauty of life.”
~ Marcus Aurelius ~

The other day when it snowed, we had about 8 inches of snow. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the beautiful scene out my windows. It was mesmerizing. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had this attitude about snow and all the beauty it brings to the landscape.

I got up and looked out the window and it still wasn’t snowing, so I pulled up the Virginia webcams. You know, I have an obsession with these live webcams that let me have snippets of the whole world. I started with the Virginia Beach webcam and saw that they are getting slammed with snow. Next I looked about an hour east of the beach in Williamsburg and they are getting huge flakes too. There are a whole bunch of webcams in downtown Richmond and each one I clicked showed that it is snowing big flakes. How could it be that when I checked out my window five minutes ago it wasn’t snowing at all? Is it going to totally miss me!?!

I went back to the window and pulled the blinds open. Shock! There must be half an inch of snow on the ground! I feel like cheering, but since it is 2:00 a.m. I will try to remain calm.

“If we had no winter,
the spring would not be so pleasant.”
~ Anne Bradstreet ~

Anyway, the other day when it was snowing I went outside and had my picture taken with flakes falling on my eyelashes, in my hair and the wind blasting freezing cold through my jeans. I still enjoyed the snow…the glorious snow. Here are pictures of an older redheaded woman who felt giddy as a young school girl when she was frolicking in the snow.

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This is the “I’m pretending that I’m not freezing to death and will try to look relaxed” pose. LOL

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After I got home and downloaded the pictures to my computer, this photograph of me reminded me SO MUCH of my mother. I also really love the big snowflakes falling all around me. I think these are the first pictures I have of myself actually in the falling snow. A new first! Woohoo!

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“To get the full value of joy
you must have someone
to divide it with.”
~ Mark Twain ~

Yes, I’m grateful for the snow and all the beauty it brings to my world. It also will provide water to fill the lakes and rivers that we will need later in the summer.

I’m also thankful to my photographer who not only captured the moment in pictures for me to share with you, but also helped me “get the full value of joy” and was my “someone to divide it with” that day.

By the way, can you tell that my hair has grown longer? Yay!

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