Good Morning, Snow!

Good Morning

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Good morning, snow! We didn’t expect you yet, and neither did the trees – they’re still clad in garments of green leaves.

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Good Morning

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We may have slept long, kept in grey dimness far longer than usual, but then we all rushed out to greet you.

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Good Morning

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Some of us were so eager to see you that we didn’t stop to change out of pyjamas. Mama’s boots and Mama’s parka did the trick. It is mild, after all. Mild enough, snow, that you stick together. A rare treat for us since you usually squeak and crumble in the cold, cold, dry air of our winter days.

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Good Morning

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Your surprise arrival meant it was a good time to have a snowball fight with Papa last evening. It meant it is a good morning to be a boy who likes to throw and a dog who likes to snatch snowballs from the air.

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Good Morning

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In autumn you’re always a trickster, snow, full of jokes and surprises. And we can laugh at you and tumble about with red-cheeked happiness, telling stories of the time Mama finally convinced her feminist parents to let her be a princess for Halloween and there was a terrible blizzard and all you could see of her was her snow-suit and her toque and scarf and the blue eye-shadow she was wearing, or the time Papa visited Canada for his first winter and a plastic bag broke as he was walking over a frozen lake carrying groceries to a cabin.

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Good morning, snow!  Good morning, world!

Good morning to moments taken as they come!

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9 thoughts on “Good Morning, Snow!

  1. Jen says:

    Hee hee! You and I had the same thought when we were blogging this morning!

    When Matthew and I got home we had fun tracking a jackrabbit down the back lane.

    –the kids also had a bedtime snowball fight with their dad! The reaction Matthew had to his new LED snowboots in the dark was hilarious.

  2. Sarah says:

    I am starting to wonder what winter will bring us this year. With so much rain and the temps being off…..my boys are hoping for snow here in the south….

  3. Lisa says:

    I miss ENJOYING snow!! My hour and 15 minute commute makes me dread it! Happily down here on the Ohio River we don’t get anything like your winters! Looks like the kids had a blast!

  4. barbara says:

    Hi enjoyed your photo’s and your dog looks similar to mine, what is it? very cute of course and likes to chase snowballs!

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