Saturday, December 04, 2010
First Snow of the Season
Growing up in Maine, I was blessed with years ended by a White Christmas. I hate winter and cold weather, but I did love snow for the holidays. Some nights during or after snowstorms, I would grab a beach chair and open the garage door. Sometimes I would sit in the garage and just watch the snow fall. Other times, usually after the snow had stopped, I would sit in the chair out in the snow. The stillness and purity of the air can not be matched in other seasons. There are no bugs alive, few if any birds around, and the chill in the air reduces water vapor, making the air feel thin and light. It is beautiful.