A white world

@savypat (20246)
United States
January 10, 2013 1:13pm CST
No, this is not a political statement. It snowed. When I wake up and find all the fields are white and the trees are etched in white, there is a feeling of quiet and everything feels unreal. Then I put on layers of cloths, bind my head up, gloves on and boots, and get the shovels out. Reality sets in and all is real again. Does snow effect you this way?
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Yes, it does. Snow is healing somehow, and quiet and peaceful. It covers all the ugly and only leaves the graceful and clean lines, both in the physical world and the spiritual one. I enjoy shoveling snow because it's an excuse to be out in it. I've been known to shovel snow while it's still snowing.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 13
Usually in January we get the bad weather, it's just wondering when, you know it will come and each morning you wake up expecting everything to be covered white, it lulls you into a false sense of security, because you think you've escaped it and then suddenly out the blue, bash the perils of snow have landed!
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• China
11 Jan 13
I love snow, especially when i was a little girl, because we could play in the snow with my friends, it was very interesting. And also snow is very good to the crops, so farmers also love snow.
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
11 Jan 13
I remember I was very excited for snow to come and when it did, my excitement lasted only for few days. I realized it's not easy to walk on snow when it becomes ice on the road, it's very cold and wet but the most I hated is when it's melting, I don't like to walk on wet road where my shoes gets muddy. Snow is beautiful to watch..white trees, white roads, white rooftops but in reality it's not so fun like we imagine.
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@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 13
I felt similarly when I traveled to Zurich in winter a few years back. It was freezing :)
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I have always wanted to experience seeing snow. I live in a tropical country so that is impossible to happen here. When I was a baby, I had pictures of myself with snow. I was born in Japan. But too sad, I was so young I have no memories of it.
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• China
11 Jan 13
Actually in my city,it will never have snow day at all,so I very envy you that you can enjoy these beautiful and quiet snow days.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Jan 13
Hi savypat, we are now in the midst of the worse snowstorm of the season and it is expected to get worse, before it passes in about 24 hours. The winds are high as well and are expected to reach more than 100 km overnight. Some are saying it will be the worse storm of the century. So far, so good, we still have electricity. We have a neighbour who has promised to clear our driveway when the storm is over, and since I'm still recovering from the flu, I'm grateful for any help I can get. Blessings.
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
10 Jan 13
It has been so long since we have had that much snow. It is very surreal when it happens, though. It is still a massive amount of work and quiet at the same time.
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• United States
10 Jan 13
You took the words right out of my mouth. When I first see everything in snow I think to myself about how beautiful everything looks, but like you I then how to get all bundled up, get out the shovels & start shoveling the driveway. Last time it took me & my Mother in law a little over two hours to shovel out the driveway. We both hurt & ached just about everywhere afterward. So yes, reality kicks in real quick when you have to shovel all that beautiful white fluffy(heavy) snow.
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@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
10 Jan 13
There is something special about the first snow of the year. So surreal and so peaceful. And somehow, so magical. I think I will leave it at that. Just picturing the beautiful, sparkly, bright first snow fall.
@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Hi Savypat, I think snow is beautiful. I am disappointed that we haven't gotten any snow so far this winter. However, I don't like going out in the snow.
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• United States
10 Jan 13
NOpe.. I don't have to shovel the snow where I live so that is great.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Jan 13
From a distance. Close up, I just feel cold....
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@inertia4 (27679)
• United States
22 Jan 13
I have had my share of snow in my life. I can no longer deal with it anymore. I dread the first snow we will get here in NYC. I am no longer a fan. I know it looks nice when it first falls. But the clean up is horrid. And it interferes with anything I have to do.