Monday, February 11, 2013

I Miss You Not!

Blizzard Nemo, February, 2013
Remembering the days of extreme cold, windy, wet, dank and dreary, I miss you not! Toes that never seemed to warm, a drippy nose, gloves crusted with snow and a dose of the fluffy white stuff that usually made it's way down my boots no matter how hard I tried to keep it from finding an entrance. No power, an eighty foot driveway that needed to be plowed, steps and porches that must be cleared, I miss you not! 
Just a few reminders of why we moved to Florida! It was eighty two degrees here yesterday and it seems surreal to watch our northern brethren suffer through the massive inconvenience that Mother Nature has bestowed upon them. 
I do remember however, the first snow on the day of it's inception. It was clean, white and o so bright. No footprints other than an occasional animal or bird foraging for sustenance. Waiting for removal, it laid quietly and serenely blanketing the landscape. The air smelled clean and fresh, while freezing one's nostrils if a deep breath was taken. Trees burdened  with the heavy white stuff, fallen branches on the ground that could not survive it's weight and icicles glistening in the sun. Fond memories of it's visual beauty that I now want only to remember. The only white stuff I wish to step foot in these days, is sand. Call me a sissy, but a warm sissy I shall be! 
My daughter sent me this photo, via her cell phone of my son-in-law, snow blowing the more than two feet of snow that they received. Thought it very poetic and artful, that the gray and dank day, allowed the intense red only to stand out in this color photo. Guess, Mother Nature was having a Photoshop kind of day!!! 
Miss you, my sweet babies, off to the pool now! TaTa!!! 

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15 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I think this is a real beautiful picture of what the snow was when I was young. To now the 2013. I love the four seasons.
I live up north. I would not trade it for City life.

Go swim.

I love the winter. Not nice to drive in but when the snow hits your nose walking and the smell of non pollution. It is Gods Haven. Fresh air. Awesome!

Your son will have time later when summer arrives to swim. Then we all will be saying. Man is it hot.

Too hot to go for a walk. We will have excuses. We become peculiar people at times. I am sure your son would not have it any other way.

The picture is worth a thousand words.

Linda/patchwork said...

Glad to see all is well with your kids, even if they do have to dig out a bit.
I agree, though. It's much better, being in the warm South.
Then again...there's that summer heat here......

TexWisGirl said...

your memory of the first snowfall was great. stirred the 'smell' recall of that crispness.

i'm a big texas wimp now, too. gave up my wisconsin winter days long ago...

hootnonny said...

I'm a sissy too! Hope your family warms up soon!

Deanna said...

this made me giggle...you and millions of others are glad they are in Florida instead of the wintry northeast!! Have fun walking in that white sand.

MarmePurl said...

HAHa. I had been wondering what you thought of missing that great snowfall!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Yes, you made a wise decision to move to a warmer climate. Yikes! That is a buttload of snow, pardon my French. :) Hope you enjoyed your dip in the pool! :)

Charlotte Wilson said...

A hop into the pool is a whole lot more inviting than snow in your boots.

Nancy Claeys said...

Wow -- my back hurts just looking at your photo Rosemary! Glad you are warm and having fun. :)

Pam ;) said...

Ditto to all of your memories and reasons for moving to Florida, Rosemary.

I must admit tho I did enjoy the image of two feet of new fallen show.. sigh

Debbie said...

hehe...i love the snow, i love winter BUT i would move to florida in a heartbeat if not for family in new jersey!!

awesome picture, so often i scratch my head and sy "why do we live in nj??"...

happy, that your happy!!

Nancy said...

Hi, I am your newest follower and what fun I have had visiting with you and browsing your blog with all it's wonderful photographs and stories....

The Artful Diva said...

what is that white stuff?!

Lisa Gordon said...

82 degrees?????

Oh my goodness, Rosemary, sometimes it feels like we will never see that again here. It got all the way up to 34 today, and it actually felt warm compared to what it's been.

Enjoy all of that gorgeous weather!!

Willow said...

Yes. Well glad the power is back on here, Nemo was a bit naughty! Made for some pretty blog posts though. Love that photo it pretty much says it all ~ giggled about you laughing all the way back to the pool

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