Hello from a snowy winter wonderland, dear friends! I wanted to stop by and share a couple of pictures from our walk through the snow covered nature trails near our home today. The forecast last night called for 4 – 8 inches of snow today, but all we woke up to this morning was rain. A couple of hours later the rain turned into snow, and another couple of hours later, the world outside transformed itself into a white winter wonderland! We decided to venture out for a walk in the afternoon and even though these pictures really don’t do it justice, I wanted to give you at least a little glimpse of how magical it was!
I love how everything is so quiet and still when it snows. The sparkly snow silently falls on the ground, and as if covers everything with a crisp white silence. Walking through the woods through the fresh snow, it was as if we were the only two people in this quiet world. All you could hear was the crunchy snow beneath our feet, and the occasional bird chirping to remind us that the world wasn’t completely frozen. There is a little path that leads through the woods to a small pond just a couple of feet away, but today, it looked more like a tree lined tunnel leading into snowy infinity.
Every time I walk through heavy snow, I think of my grandpa and how he used to have to walk through the mountains in Slovakia to get to school in the winter. It took him and his friends a couple of hours to get there every morning, and I can’t even imagine how cold and exhausted they must have been by the time they got to school! He said that some days they didn’t even make it there, because the snow was too deep to walk through, so they just had fun playing in the mountains. I guess the 1930’s were a very different world!
We came home covered in snow, our toes close to frozen, and so hungry from walking through all that snow! The day ended on a warm & cozy note; with a big bowl of hearty beef stew, a stack of magazines and a hot cup of tea! What better way to end the day! I found the new issue of Martha Stewart Living in our mailbox today, with the title “Bring on spring!” on the cover… even though I’ve been ready for spring for the past couple of weeks, this beautifully snowy walk was worth enduring the bitter cold weather for a little longer!
The snow is still coming down as I write this, and I’m ready for another hot cup of tea! I hope you’re all staying safe & warm wherever you may be!