Dressed in Snow

I can't really imagine living anywhere that did not have four seasons. I know that when you have both bitter cold and scorching heat within a 5 or 6 month period that complaining about the weather becomes habitual. There is an energy to each season that I both look forward to arriving and can't wait for to leave.

Winter officially begins for most of us on the 21st but for me, it hit big and hit hard last week. Snow is really the best clothing a planet can wear. It makes crappy houses look warm, uncared for lawns and gardens look as incredible as those that have had every weed plucked and every chemical to green applied on them. It covers lost keys, dog shit and every other flaw of the land. It creates almost a more level playing field for the rich and the poor, the fat and the skinny that summer cannot.

Now I have had my hell moments in the snow as well. Driving in a blizzard can be frightening but most who have problems with the snow do so because they try to ignore it, pretend it does not stop everything and plow through like it is still spring. The trick to snow is to understand it's power and when it comes, drop everything your doing, stay where you are and let it have it's way with you until it's done.