Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snowflakes That Stay on my Nose and Eyelashes


This is what I woke up to this morning. The Pacific Northwest has been hit with a decent sized storm that's supposed to last through Thursday of this week. Luckily, it hasn't been cold enough to make road conditions super treacherous - mostly slush, with a bit of ice at night. But it has been enough to shut down my school both today and tomorrow!

As a gal who was born and raised in Hawaii, snow has always been quite a novelty for me. I absolutely love it. I love the way the flakes look as they fall, the beautiful evergreen trees when their branches are weighed down by the snow,  the almost tangible peace and quiet that comes with a heavy snowfall, and I especially love building snow forts and finding the best sledding hills around. I haven't done much sledding or fort building this time around, but it's been fun to watch the local kiddos participate and I'm definitely enjoying the army of snowmen that have popped up all over our apartment complex. 

The Scientist still has to go to work in this weather - that's what he gets for living within walking distance of his job! But he got home early today and may tomorrow as well. We might have to go in search of the perfect sledding hill...

Do you get much snow where you live? What's your favorite thing to do on a "snow day"?

15 comments:

  1. No snow day yet...but it looks like we will be getting some of that snow tomorrow. Here's hoping! Enjoy the snow!

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  2. Funny thing is, we don't have anyyyy snow (yet). I HATE snow, so I'm not complaining!

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  3. eeeeeep, i'm so excited about tomorrow's SUPER SNOWSTORM, except there's not a single snow flake downtown Seattle right now, so I'm starting to lose hope :/

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  4. I love it too! It is only a few days a year for us so I think it is fun.

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  5. I want it to snow soooo bad. I wish I were stuck up in Bellingham right now.

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  6. Hearing about the snow is making me strangely homesick. Enjoy it!

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  7. I'm so sad that I'm missing this! Glad you're enjoying it, though!

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  8. yeah i get no snow ever in LA, haha. but oh do i miss it and that picture is just beautiful, i love fresh snowfall.

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  9. Sure does snow in Pittsburgh. Not as much as some places, but a decent amount. I do not like snow. Not at all. I find it very frustrating and I hate driving in it. But as long as I live in Pittsburgh, I must deal with it. If you have nowhere to go, however, it can be a pretty thing to watch.

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  10. I live in Canada, so lots and lots of snow.

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  11. i didn't know you were from hawaii!!

    in DC we've had some CRAZY snowstorms the past few years, but absolutely nothing so far this winter! i'd like at least *one* nice snowfall if it's going to be this cold...

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  12. Hope you're enjoying your time off! I'm still jealous of your snow day!

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  13. What a crazy week! Since we both work on the Eastside we decided to avoid the roads and bridges and worked from home the whole week!

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  14. I've only seen snow ONCE in my life. Today, it was in the 70s and I have to say, I love it. Although... snow days would be awesome! ;) We only get hurricane days here in Florida. Not so fun.

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  15. Well there was no update with treacherous conditions so I'm guessing you kids never lost power? No trees fell on you? Okay good, just checking ;)

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