Do you ever find yourself writing about something that you really don’t like?
Today, I find myself in that situation. See, I’m not a snow person. I don’t like snow. I’ve always said that if I wanted to play in snow, I had rather got to where it is than have it come to me.
Well, snow came to Georgia Sunday night. It started snowing around 10 p.m. or so and didn’t stop until Monday morning. We’re not talking about light snow showers off and on during the night. No, we’re talking about heavy, continuous snow all night long.
We got 6 to 8 inches of snow and in some places even more. The icy mixture that followed the snow Monday morning helped pack it down so it was hard to get an exact measurement. On the news last night, there were reports that areas in the Northeastern part of the state go up to 14 inches.
Since we had tried to prepare for the worst, I didn’t panic quite as much as I normally do. There was no way to go to work, I didn’t have to worry about trying to get to a grocery store and thankfully as of the writing of this (11 p.m. last night), the power was still on.
In years past, I’ve always had to be out in the snow working since I lived in town and the streets were semi-cleared. I always got to see the wrecks, problems from the power outages, the worst side of the snow.
Living in the country now, makes it almost impossible to go to work in conditions like these. So I decided to take a different look at the snow. I even made snow cream and wandered out in it a bit. It doesn’t mean I like snow any better, but I did try to see the beauty in it for a change. There is a peaceful and calm side to it.
I will try to appreciate the beauty of the snow more. But, by the looks of my yard and surrounding woods - I’ll be appreciating this snow for a great number of days.
The temperatures are expected to barely get above freezing for the next several days. It will be Saturday before the temperature is expected to reach 41 and that’s in Atlanta which means we are usually about 3 to 5 degrees colder.
How do you feel about snow? Do you love it or do you panic when they say the ‘s’ word? If you’re a writer, do you include weather as a part of your story? If you have extra sunshine, please send it my way. BTW, have you noticed that today's date is 1/11/11?