Monday, January 19, 2009

one year ago / snow


“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event”

Dashboard (desktop weather on a mac) shows it's snowing right now in Atlanta but I look out my window and I sure don't see it. I'm like a kid - I'll go to bed tonight and wish for snow. Little children say if you flush an ice cube down the toilet you will awake to snow the next morning and if you want an even a better chance at a "snow day" then also wear your pjs inside out. Since we don't see it much down here we get a little excited when it does snow - it is a "magical event" indeed. I remembered it snowed last year around this time and when I looked back on the photos it was, in fact, the very day - Jan 19. It was so pretty - the kind of snow that blanketed everything. I got so much joy out of taking pictures of the girls playing in it - all their inhibitions aside, they let me take pictures of them in their natural silliness. I can imagine T and her friends on campus - what fun! And I'll miss out. I remember what a blast we had at college when it snowed - the campus was one big playground. So for tonight's post I asked T to send me her favorite from that day (if she had them there at school). / i only had a screen capture i had made from iphoto - this is just a small section. snow days have forever been the dream of young children, but its definitely not lost by the time you "grow up". Last year's snow day was long awaited and it was a lot of fun to play around in it and take pictures with my best friend. we did learn, however, that it's pretty hard to operate a camera with gloves.

12 comments:

Char said...

I hope you get your snow - do you have your bread and milk? or is that a Birmingham, Alabama thing only?

what beautiful red hair.

Elizabeth Harper said...

Great post and wonderful pictures! I love them.

ELK said...

wonderful captures of indeed a "magical event" in the south...gosh T is beautiful!!

Claire said...

it is boiling hot here in south africa. these photos make me long for winter...

Indigo said...

It's a regular occurance here in NY. Yet I can't help but let the kid in me out to play as often as I can. Pickles agrees wholeheartedly, she's the pup that has to leave her prints in every inch of it. (Hugs)Indigo

Gayle said...

Oh, I hope you get your snow! I'd send some from here if I could! Great photos!

Relyn said...

Oh. There's nothing like snow. We have snow a little more often here in Missouri than we did in Tennessee, but still not much. I remember the great storm in Chattanooga. The entire city was closed down for days on end. We actually ended up in a small hotel room because they had back up generators. Sounds awful, but it was a lot of fun, actually.

margie said...

please feel free to use any of our snowy photos. wouldn't want you to be feeling left out. lol

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

It snowed in Charlotte.....maybe it will come your way! We have had snow for three days now.....I'm sad that I haven't really gotten any good photos :( Next time it's snowing really good.....I think I'm gonna have to take a sick day :)

Rowena said...

I love these pictures. They are the best parts of snow. My favorite snow day was when I was in my mid twenties... so we don't need to be a kid to enjoy getting snowed in.

Suvarna said...

lol it is indeed hard to take pictures with gloves on!
Beautiful captures, snow is so magical, it really brings out people's sense of wonderment.

Georgia B. said...

these images are precious.

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