It's nice and warm in the snow

@p1kef1sh (45640)
February 4, 2009 12:21pm CST
It's early evening. It's dark and cold outside. I'm warm and cosy and just ready to settle and not go out again when I get the call. "Can you just pop to the shop please". On go my boots and out I tumble into the snowy, icy waste that is my road today. I strode down to the shop, bought what was required and stomped home again. Now I am absolutely boiling! I'm shedding clothes. Do you enjoy a walk in the snow?
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I do LOVE snow! But, you are right, sometimes when you're out in the cold weather, especially for a long time, when you get back inside you feel like you are about to boil out of your skin. I do not know why that is but, I assume it is because your body has become used to the colder temperature and then when you go back inside, where it once just felt normal, it feels really really HOT. Sometimes if it is cold like that outside & then I come in and feel so hot I end up putting on a pair of shorts & a t-shirt until I cool down again.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 Feb 09
I think that you have it exactly right there. It's all about our systems returning to normal when we come inside. Trouble is, after a while you're getting all wrapped up again.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Very true... after we finally get our internal temperature back to normal, then we end up having to bundle up again.
@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Feb 09
Hey there p1kef1sh You are such a good boy, trudging out into the snow again just after you have got yourself all comfortable. I love walking in the snow, I love to hear the snow crunching under my feet and I become a big kid, throwing snowballs and pushing my kids out the way to be the first to jump in the untouched snow!! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 Feb 09
I think that the novelty wears off quite quickly though Humbug. I'm not too unhappy that it's disappearing now. Mind you, there's more on its way apparently.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Feb 09
Yeah the snow we had last Tuesday was great for the day and we managed to make a wonderful snowman but the snow we had on the Friday was horrible slushy snow and was not good quality snow at all!! I have heard that we expecting more and I actually don't want anymore as we are going down to Cornwall for half term!!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 09
Yep every Day because I have to take the little Fellow out But I find to that outside it is freezing but as soon as you go inside it you go all hot I wonder why and how that is
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
It's because the blood in your body is directed to protect your vital organs. Once you get inside the situation returns to normal and suddenly the rest of your body gets heated as well. XX
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 09
I see Thanks for letting me know this P1ke as I have to say I wonder about it every Winter and I have to be honest I never knew that Hugs xxx
5 Feb 09
I like walking in fresh snow, not snow that has been trampled on that much it has turned to slush!! I have often found that despite how cold it is outside when I have walked to the shops, by the time I am on my way home I am always more or less quite warm!!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
I walked home from town the other day Cinders and was boiling by the time that I got home. I started to shed clothes only to get chilly again!
5 Feb 09
I try not to go out when its too cold but sometimes I have to, I try not to put too many layers on so that I'll be warm but not boiled!!
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I love to walk in the snow! I especially like to sit on my front porch at night when everything is still and watch the snow float down. The wind blows it past the street light then it suddenly stops as if to say "look at me, how lovely I am" then it winks and continues its glittering journey. I always feel blessed when I watch the snow. I have heard that London is having a horrid time with it though, as there are no snow plows. I hope you're not having troubles because of the snow.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
I know what you mean about it twinkling and being lovely. The situation in London is ridiculous. They act like they've never sen snow before. We get a couple of inches and the whole place grinds to a halt. We were snowed in from the south, but that's because there is a steep hill out of town and it became a sheet of ice overnight. The county has almost run out of road salt so they are starting to prioritise which roads get salted or gritted. More problems are expected as we are due another fall tonight apparently. A few people have been killed in car crashes and tragically yesterday a young girl was killed when her sled crashed into a fence.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
4 Feb 09
We had 9" last week and it was a mess because the cities can't afford much salt. I was housebound for a week but I knew I would be and planned for it. Keep the P1kef1sh family safe and enjoy the beauty!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Nope. I despise cold, snow, ice and rain. I don't mind looking at the snow from the warmth of the house though. I also like to listen to the rain from inside the house.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
I love to be inside watching it fall. The other day I had to climb 350 feet up a Cathedral spire in a snow storm. Such fun! LOL.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I would not have enjoyed that at all.
@kbourgerie (8781)
• United States
4 Feb 09
NO! I hate snow. Absolutely despise snow and cold weather. If I were a witch back in the day, I would have been elated to have been burned at the stake and really ticked off it the alternative was drowning in a frigid pool. I lived back East for awhile and I didn't like the snow, except on Christmas Eve and that was from the inside of the window, not knee deep in it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
I guess that where you are now isn't too well known for its snow storms and sub freezing temperatures. Actually I prefer it warm, although there is something magical about seeing the moonlight glint off the snow. Didn't know that you were a witch! Nah, too nice for that. XXXX
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• United States
4 Feb 09
Oh didn't I mention that the witch thing was in one of my previous lives?
• Canada
4 Feb 09
That's right, you aren't used to the snow there, are ya p1key? You just dressed too warmly for it, that's all. Yes, a nice brisk walk in the snow is nice, so long as the snow isn't too deep, then you need snowshoes to walk on top of it.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
Nope. We had three inches (isn't that how we boys always end up?) and there was no need for snow shoes. I wore my walking boots and that was good enough. I was once followed by some Japanese tourists at Lake Louise (near Banff) through thigh deep snow. They were wearing flip flops!! Go figure that one.
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• Canada
4 Feb 09
ROFLMAO!! Yeah, there's no accounting for Tourist sensibilities. I guess they didn't pack boots, nor figure it was worth the cost of buying a pair for just a short visit in CANADA in the winter, eh? Go figure. But we have some pretty goofy people here, too sometimes. Ever heard of the polar bear swim or something. It's where a bunch if idiots cuts a hole in the ice, and wearing nothing but their nickers, dare each other to jump in the well below freezing water. YIKES!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 09
What's snow?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
You only get it in very hot and dry places Dawn. Where the sun beats down all day and if you're not in the pool then you perspire like you could fill one! LOL.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 09
Well darn it, I guess California isn't hot and dry enough! Must move to the Sahara...
@laglen (19780)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I love a walk in the snow when I have the appropriate clothing and have not snuggled in for the night! I feel for ya. I will get my pjs on get snuggled in then my teenaged daughter starts whining for chocolate. Out I go in the snow to bring her back what will make her happy!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 Feb 09
Aren't we the bomb Laglen? We do all this stuff just to keep our loved ones happy! Where's our medals that's what I say!
@dorypanda (1584)
5 Feb 09
I do like going for walks in the snow, but I don't like the wrapping up in layers and layers of clothes though. I think I might make a snowman/snowfish later. :)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
Sorry Dory. I read that as "I like wrapping up in layers and layers of chocolate..." LOL. Yes. Make a snow fish. I'd love to see it so post a pic somewhere a p1ke might find it pleeeease!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Hey p1ke! So you finally got some of that glorious white stuff too did you now? And what fun it is to go sloshing in it? Not! It is a royal pain in the azz to have to pull the boots on and off over and over again! I hate it and am sick of it! I can't wait for it to end! And to think that I was so excited to see the first snowfall! What an idiot! Now I can't wait to see the last! It has been so cold and snowy here for too long already! I just can't wait for Spring!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
It won't last too long here Opal. Maybe a week. I like walking in crisp virgin snow, but once it gets slushy it's no fun at all. Spring won't be too far away.
• China
5 Feb 09
Yes,I like to walk on the snow before it become ice,I am really afraid to walk on the ice as I have tumbled in the icy ground several times ..I would rather ride my bike when the ground become icy~~~~~I remember when we had snow here we usually go to school on foot with my friends ,we play togeter and walk together ,hehe,a kind of experience I willnever forgot ~~hehe
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
The lady across the road from me fell heavily on the ice the other day Molly. She's OK, but it was a useful reminder that we have to respect these conditions.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I actually love walking in the snow as long as it is not bitter cold out. When we get a storm, I often pretend to be "snowed=in". Of course we never are actually snowed in and I could take my car if I wanted to. Once my daughter remarked," mom, you just shoveled the car out so obviously we are not snowed in so why are we walking?" Because it is fun, I replied."just look at it as an adventure." We walked to the store and got munchy supplies and movies and just hung out....we had a great time and great memories. Oh and yes...snow is warm. Did you know that if say you were walking and got really cold, you could bury yourself in the snow to keep warm. It is an insulater so to speak. ps....don't bury your face...you need to breathe!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
Indeed it is an insulator Sid. Eskimos make igloos to keep warm in. That said, I prefer my centrally heated house! There is something lovely, almost magical about walking in the snow though. As your daughter now knows!
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
I have never seen snow; only in my dreams. But I'm not so much fond of cold and icy weather. I love tropical climate and would always prefer it over snow and cold. But of course, I would like to experience it too. The blinding sheets of ice all around me, it looks so pristine and calm. Happy mylotting P1.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
My BIL lives in Singapore Jen. He keeps sending e mails saying that he's pleased he's not here! Then tells us how warm it is there. Grrrrr! Did you know they have an ice club there where everything is made of ice so you have to put on thick coats etc to go in? LOL. However, I hope that you do get the chance to experience a snow scene at least once. Then you can scuttle back to the warmth again.
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
5 Feb 09
I absolutely adore taking a walk in the snow at night, when there's no wind, and everything is rather quiet and still. Hearing the crunch of the snow under my feet, and looking around at the bright stars.... SIGH! I can hardly wait until my boys are old enough so I can leave them at home alone and do walks like that on a whim.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
There is something very satisfying in hearing that "crunch" isn't there? A cold, crisp night with the snow makes you feel quite intrepid. The boys will get big soon enough and as you are pretty much guaranteed a good covering of snow where you are; those walks will happen, I'm sure of it.
4 Feb 09
Earlier today I had to walk to the train station to head off for a meeting a short journey away. Most of the snow has gone here but I was excited when I crossed over the road and found a section of untouched snow covering a grass banking. I felt like a child again looking out of the window on christmas morning witnesseing a total covering. I Immediately wanted to to roll about, throw snow balls or build a snow man. Unfortunately I am 28 and well beyond my childhood so such things seemed ludicrous. I resisted and went to my meeting. When I got back a few hours later the snow was still there and had remained untouched. I have no idea why and offer no apology for the resulting behaviour but I let go and ran through the snow in a large figure of eight to leave my impression upon it. I looked to my left to see several cars had slowed down with the drivers staring at me with a stunned expression on their faces. I just smiled, turned and headed home feeling that a part of me will always be that same little boy from years ago.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Feb 09
Well done you! I am nearly twice your age and I spend part, some would say most, of my day being a boy again. We need to let ourselves go occasionally and the snow is just the thing for it. We have a long back garden that was pristine yesterday. So I had to walk up it of course! Once I got back to the house I looked at my footprints and thought "One small step for man.." etc. Then I regretted it because the snow was no longer unblemished. However, last night, it all came back again so now I have to decide whether I need a little wander up the garden again! LOL.
@jakill (835)
4 Feb 09
I can't remember the last time I walked in snow. Haven't been out yet this week while we've had it so deep, but I will definitely get out there tomorrow. we've had more falling tonight and more is expected. I just hope it's not too slippy and I don't fall and break a leg. I do remember a Christmas in the late 70s when I stayed at my sister's house on one of the Torquay hills. There was no way out of Torbay for several days and we had to have a longer holiday. But the kids loved it when there was no traffic on the hill except the tins trays they were sliding down on.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
It's absolutely howling with snow right now (22.07 Wednesday) here. I wonder if there will be rain later. It is supposed to be a lot warmer tomorrow. I haven't been to Torbay for years but I do remember that they have some quite steep hills there, just right for sledging down.
@nannacroc (4049)
4 Feb 09
I love to walk in the snow but only when it's new and fresh and crunchy. I hate walking on it when it's all squashed and slippy.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
Croc's like fresh and crunchy don't they Nanna? So much pleasanter then soft and squishy......
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I don't mind playing in the snow with my son, for a short period of time. I usually don't like the cold but when it comes to snow and playing in it, I like it LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
4 Feb 09
You mean snowball fights? LOL. There's been a lot of those here this week.