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12-19-2001, 12:01 PM
Is there any better feeling than waking up in the morning with snow on the ground? Everything looks beautiful covered in white, with snow still lightly falling. I could just stare at it for hours.
Of course, the feeling only lasts until I have to climb in the car and head for work. Still, it was beautiful to see. :smile:
12-19-2001, 12:04 PM
12-19-2001, 12:08 PM
[Is there any better feeling than waking up in the morning with snow on the ground?]
Try waking up to me next to you.
I am much warmer than snow. (badooom!)
12-19-2001, 12:08 PM
i have woken up to a lot of things cooler than snow. i prefer to chose when i'll see snow and for how long.
the thought of dealing with it on a regular basis with the shoveling, freezing your ears, the winds, the wet boots, the car that does not start, the traction-aids, having to scrape ice off the windows, slippery streets and pavement, etc. takes away any ounce of pleasure associated with the first cutesy snowfall.
but that's just me.
12-19-2001, 12:12 PM
I'm with you Franchise. Sure, snow has its drawbacks, but when you first get up in the morning, and there has been a snowfall, particularly the wet kind that clings to the pine trees, you can't beat it for beauty.
12-19-2001, 12:28 PM
sunny, 70's...love that LA weather! :razz:
I used to pray for snow on my birthday (growing up in NY, bday end of Jan)...then I had to drive in the stuff, stopped wishing for it.
12-19-2001, 12:31 PM
Nature Boy, I think you focus too much on the negatives. I too like watching the snow fall and how it looks when it coats the trees. It snowed where I live for the first time this year about 10 days ago. We had a nice fire built, drank hot apple cider and played Christmas music. Yes, I had to shovel the driveway the next day, but it was the easiest shoveling I ever did and I'd do it again anytime.
12-19-2001, 12:33 PM
You're right Franchise... the sight of fresh, undisturbed snow is beautiful. I love a light snowfall. It's when about the snow can be measured in feet that my dislike begins. :smile:
12-19-2001, 12:41 PM
One by one ...
Patience - upper midwest, big city on a lake ... maybe you've heard of it. :wink:
Andy - while I'm flattered, you're not exactly my type. Too many working parts. (hehe)
Naitch - I'm sure the feeling will wear off soon, but there is something about the first snow of the year. This time next week, I'll be right back where you are.
Maine-iac and jets fan - that's exactly the kind of snow we got. Every branch is covered. It looks beautiful.
elmo - normally I'd be terribly jealous of that weather, but not today. See me tomorrow. :smile:
Jed the Humanoid
12-19-2001, 12:43 PM
I grew up in North Pole. The problem with snow is that the first snow starts melting and becomes heavy and then it freezes again. So you have this hard ice/snow mix, very heavy, full of calcium grey-beige-ish.
I can't look at pure white December snow and not think how yucky it will be in April. Or the January-February colds. The only time weather was nice in January, Montreal was paralyzed by that 97 ice storm. That was beautiful too.
I'm with elmo on this one !
12-19-2001, 01:07 PM
Who are you...Santa Claus?
(edited: I fixed it myself!)
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12-19-2001, 09:59 PM
First you get the falling leaves, and you get to scrunch through them and kick them around. Then, as if things weren't good enough already, a beautiful white blanket drops from the sky, and you get to make snow angels, and whip snowballs at Jed. :wink:
12-19-2001, 10:04 PM
Arrgh! We have but two seasons: (1) hot & smoggy, and (2)less hot & less smoggy.
12-19-2001, 10:15 PM
Finally, there are a few people who look forward to snow! Not only does it have the positives all of you mentioned, but the Christmas lights look much better reflecting off of the snow.
We haven't had any snow yet this year (quite amazing for this area), but I understand we won't have to wait much longer ... :cool:
12-20-2001, 07:32 AM
I hate the idea of a brown Christmas. The song just doesn't fit..."I'm dreaming of a brown christmas...just like the one I used to know..." That's just not a nice image running through my head right now.
So...hopefully this big weather system from Alaska will give all of us what we want...a white Christmas.
And although I usually hate the cold and snow...there is something very relaxing, peaceful, and heart warming about the first nice snowfall. After that, it's all crap.
General Kenobi (ret.)
12-20-2001, 07:50 AM
Count me among the snow lovers. Of course, it's a lot easier to take when you've got 4 wheel drive. :smile:
12-20-2001, 10:27 PM
We were supposed to get six inches of snow today, but we got almost nothing and it all melted. :sad:
12-20-2001, 11:15 PM
I'm dreamin' of a warm Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
With the warm breeze blowin'
And palm trees swayin'
And Ukelele music from Don Ho
12-21-2001, 09:23 AM
Right now, we have just about enough snow to qualify as white. Not enough for the winter sports enthusiasts, who are legion.
But the weather report is calling for snow on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day! As long as people drive carefully (they keep the roads in pretty good shape around here) it will be wonderful! :smile:
12-21-2001, 09:50 AM
No snow here yet, but they are forecasting it for Christmas. How perfect!
12-21-2001, 10:14 AM
Bring it on!!!
12-21-2001, 11:47 AM
Near record snowfall so far here. The ski resorts have recieved nearly 20 feet so far. If the jetstream stays like this we might have too much snow for the olympics.
While I was growing up my dad was the city streets superintendent, so if it snowed he was out making sure the streets were cleared, so we always prayed that it would not snow on Christmas eve or Christmas day so he could be home with us.
12-26-2001, 11:27 PM
I can understand your flirting with Franchise Andy. You must have seen that incident with Chuck over on the WC a while back.
Snow is pretty but cold. Anyone care to warm me up? http://www.emoticons.f2s.com/happy/smooch.gif
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12-27-2001, 09:35 AM
I like the snow too. I also like it for the backdrop it provides for such things as sitting in front of a roaring fireplace with someone special, drinking mugs of hot cocoa, snuggling under a warm blanket. To those in the snowless climes I ask, when was the last time you truly enjoyed putting on a pair of warm dry socks? (OK, OK! I know I'm leaving myself open to all sorts of answers! :grin: Enjoy!)
12-27-2001, 10:30 AM
The sights of snow are beautiful, but what I really love are the sounds of a fresh snowfall: the muffled quiet, the crunch of each footstep, the rhythm of your own breathing, the way that each distant sound can be enjoyed individually without the staccato chatter of day-to-day background distractions.
12-27-2001, 11:15 AM
That thing was Chuck was just a fling. He's gone on to bigger and better things, but I'll cherish the memories forever. :wink:
LOL ... I didn't think anybody would remember that.
Back to the original post, I went to grandma's for Christmas, and all we got was just the lightest flurry on Christmas Day. However, I returned home yesterday to find snow on the ground. Even though I personally didn't have a white Christmas, my house did. :smile:
12-27-2001, 03:36 PM
Franchise and Chuck. :smile: I remember that. :smile:
12-27-2001, 03:48 PM
Uggh, not you too. :wink:
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