In The Meadow, We Can Bury A Snowman…

When I was shoveling the driveway earlier, Modern Philosophers, I was surprised to discover that I was singing “Winter Wonderland” as I worked.

Of course, this was before I took a tumble down the hill while trying to get the snow off the roof.  It got me forming some Deep Thoughts, though.  If I hate Winter so much, why was I serenading my neighbors with a gorgeous rendition of a song that celebrates the beauty of the white stuff I loathe so much?

I decided to take a walk and ponder on it some more..

snowy streetI guess snow can make the town look like something out of a Christmas movie, even when the sidewalks are covered and one is forced to walk in the street.

snowy tracksMaybe if I followed these tracks in a one horse open sleigh, I’d get a better understanding of why my mind thinks this is a Winter Wonderland.

snowy yardI do like this view of my neighbor’s house in the snow.  I was trying to get a shot of all the firewood he has neatly stacked in the shed beyond those trees.

snowy treeI will admit that I thought these trees looked very enchanting in the snow.

snow cornerOne thing about the snow is that it certainly knows how to clear the streets.  No cars.  No one else around.  Just me walking around in a living postcard.

I’m going to have to think on this some more, Modern Philosophers.  Snow is just an annoyance, so I still don’t get why I was singing “Winter Wonderland”.

Perhaps it’s because I simply cannot bring myself to sing the Snow Miser Song, even though it is much more appropriate for my feelings on snow…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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17 Responses to In The Meadow, We Can Bury A Snowman…

  1. D. Parker says:

    Looks lovely, so picturesque. I’ll enjoy looking at your snow, ours is gone, for now. 🙂

  2. Good words; couldn’t agree more.

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  3. nesrecords says:

    My neighbour is always a lonely life.

  4. grannyK says:

    I love snow, I just hate driving in it! Nice pictures.

  5. markbialczak says:

    Very peaceful. Good work for a guy with a bruised coccus, Austin.

  6. Louise says:

    yes it is amazing how the world moves. we have a huge aboriginal man marked out in the desert near Wilpena, south australia. yet no one knows how it got there.

  7. jaypochapin says:

    Once again, my household’s exodus from beyond the Mason-Dixon line seems justified now, even though your photos ARE lovely, I feel cold merely LOOKING at them! I can even hear the tires spinning in my head… Perhaps now would be a good time for me to have a conversation with my doctor to determine whether Abilify is right for me…

    All best,


  8. I quite like the snow, it’s when it turns to slush that I really hate it.

    Your snow pictures are great. We’d gladly like some of that snow over here in the UK if you could arrange it?

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