Winter and Snow...

@cdparazo (5769)
Philippines
March 10, 2007 9:57pm CST
We only have two seasons here in my country...the wet and dry season. We never had any snow so a lot of us wonders, until our dying breath, how it feels to touch a snow... how it feels really to have snow caress one's face, breathe and smell the snow and get to play in the snow. It would be a surrreal experience for us that those who are used to it take for granted. When some of us to go a country with snow, you could bet your last dollar that the people back at home would surely get to hear down to the last detail, ones first experience in winter wonderland.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I can see from your avatar that you're a Filipino -- just like me! I arrived here in the U.S. last September, 2006. I'm a teacher here. It was really tough because I had to adjust to winter time but I totally love the snow! Well, here in Philly, there's not much snowstorm but it's really VERY cold because of the wind chill factor. Snow came 5 times (I even counted!)..I've always been waiting. The light snow (the flurries) is what I love the best. It's just light ice that feels nice (like cold cotton) that falls on the skin (I let it fall on my face). It melts instantly on you and your clothes! What's even greater is the sight of everything white. So clean, so pure, so immaculate! I wish you would be able to experience this. I would never get tired of snow, even if the roads are slippery (especially when it rains afterwards) and it's hard to get the car to run because it usually gets stuck. Hehe.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Yes I am a filipino my friend and I hope to have the first experience with snow not so far in the future. I find your description of snow and your experience so vivid that one could really get to appreciate snow in its best.
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• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks for choosing mine as the "best response"! Truly appreciate it.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
You are very much welcome my friend.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I think the best way to describe snow is that it is like cotton from the plant, usually light small pieces that are cold and white. When it snows everything turns white (leaves, trees, roads, car, etc). It can be quite beautiful to be inside a warm house or playing in the snow can be fun too, but I agree that driving in it can be slippery and somewhat tricky. My husband is from Aruba and saw snow for the first time 4 years ago and loves it. It is a blessing from god and nature.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
It is indeed a blessing from God and nature...and like everything that is of nature, it can be tricky and dangerous too. People like me who find snow such a novelty don't really give a thought to its downside, but more of savoring and the enjoyment we could get out of it. Good posting and response my friend!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Mar 07
I can understand in my part of The United States Florida. I have never seen snow either. No snow here or mountains.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Yes I also heard that Florida has no snow either. So I guess snow is not only a novelty for us Filipinos but even those that lives in the U.S as well.
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
Snow ,snow snow. I had enough of it to last a lifetime this winter. You can have some of my snow if I can have some of your sunshine. But really, I don't mind the snow. It is really hard to drive in though.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Yes sunshine sunshine...we love it though We get to play whole day in the beach and brown our skin the whole day through We love the sunshine but we also wont mind a little snow...LOL
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Mar 07
The snow is a very pretty site to see in my eyes. It's like a cats fur to feel I think. Many people stand in the falling snow with their tongue sticking out to catch a flake on it. LOL. I whine about too much but that's a hard thing to drive in & even walk in at times. They throw salt & sand on the roads to keep it from getting slippery etc. After that the snow is a yucky brown & ugly as heck. Thanks again for a good discussion. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I think like all things in this world, Snow has its own downside also. Thanks for responding Grandpa Bob!
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