Snow Days In The South!
What a truly exciting time when it SNOWS in the South!!! It is a very rare occasion when we see white snowflakes falling from the sky! When it “sticks” and starts to form a beautiful white blanket before us, covering everything in it’s path, we put on our heavy coats, scarves, hats, and mittens and rush outside to play!! All you can see are smiles … big ear to ear grins, nothing but white, sparkling teeth as the children are playing in the fluffy white stuff that is almost completely foreign to them. Oh yes, they’ve “heard” about it, but they do not get the opportunity to see it with their own two eyes unless they shake a snow globe on a shelf in their bedrooms.
For all of you that live in areas where you’re pounded with heavy snow in Winter, you’re probably groaning and throwing stuff at the computer screen right now. Am I right? What’s there to possibly get excited about with this thing called snow? The stuff you have to shovel until you feel like your back will surely break. The stuff you have to walk through until you’re chilled to the bone. And here we are anxiously awaiting the teeny tiniest bit of snow so we can make snow angels or roll up a spoonful of snow in an effort to make an itsy bitsy snowman! Don’t laugh at us Southerners! This is pure joy for us!!
Ah, but … we wait. So far, there’s no snow on the ground. So far we’ve only “heard” about those getting a light dusting. My children and I peer out of the windows willing it to snow. All we have seen thus far is light rain. Please, oh please let us see the skies open up and pour white magic all around us.
We wait in anticipation with thoughts of dancing around outside with our heads tilted up to Heaven with our tongues extended to try to catch a falling snowflake.
We want snow! We want snow!
And … with the mention of snow the day before, schools and businesses completely shut down. Yes, that’s right. Again, don’t laugh at us. We simply are not equipped for this kind of weather here. The South … where it’s 70 degrees and you risk a sunburn one day and snowing the next with a chance for frostbite if you’re out there too long. You just have to love the South!! I know I do!!
I often joke about how with the mere mention of the word “snow” people immediately rush to the stores and clear the shelves of all bread … and milk is scarce as well. Then on the way there and back, people forget how to drive! ~giggle~
On our snow day from school, we are as snug as a bug in a rug watching movies and enjoying being together! My youngest daughter is stretched out in the recliner, while my oldest daughter sits at the table painting a masterpiece. I’m in my recliner tapping away on the laptop with my little teacup Yorkie in my lap. Life is GOOD!!!
Walking In A Winter Wonder Land …
Kim@This Ole Mom
January 30, 2014 @ 8:28 am
Hello Shirley, I live in the South, too. My son has been off of school now for 3 days . We are enjoying our time together but was really hoping for snow unfortunately we only got ice! Looks like where you live your children were able to enjoy snow! Thanks for sharing your lovely post!
Kim ~ This Ole Mom
January 30, 2014 @ 6:10 pm
Hi Kim! So glad you visited and shared with us today! It started out as just ice for us, too, and I was afraid that would be all we would get out of it. Thankfully, though, it snowed at 2:30 a.m. Yes, I waited up for it! lol
January 30, 2014 @ 12:03 pm
Great pictures. We had that nasty weather fight before Christmas and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Stay safe and warm.
January 30, 2014 @ 6:09 pm
Thanks so much, Aleshea! It’s funny because practically the whole town has been shut down for two and a half days! It’s melting today, though, so back to reality tomorrow with school and work!
January 30, 2014 @ 12:36 pm
Stay warm — I’m in very sunny California, we are praying for rain.
January 30, 2014 @ 6:08 pm
I have a friend in California that is laughing at us right now! I hope you get the much needed rain! Thanks for stopping by!
January 30, 2014 @ 2:03 pm
I just moved to Hawaii, but my family is from the South and they can’t stop sending me photos! People in other parts of the country can make fun of us, but they probably also think 90 is hot. =p
January 30, 2014 @ 6:07 pm
You totally know where we’re coming from! I love that. Yes, people complain about the “heat” at just a mere 90 degrees. It’s actually the humidity that gets us, though. How amazing that you’re now living in Hawaii. About the snow, yes, we get so excited over just an inch. You completely understand!
January 31, 2014 @ 8:53 am
I’m in the D.C. area, so we are borderline in the “south.” We already have a reputation of not handling snow well — all the schools close for even an inch of snow and the roads are terrible – but i LOVE it when it snows. But then I want a warm rain to wash it all away after a few days!
February 1, 2014 @ 2:07 pm
Amen, Coco!! I hear you loud and clear on that one. It’s beautiful for like a minute. hahaha Then we want our good weather back. It’s funny that you wrote those words because we did have a warmer day today … and it is raining! Did you just predict our future? 🙂