I know many of my friends and acquaintances groan when the hear about or encounter snow. What a tragedy! I can't think of many times I have dreaded a snow storm or any other kind of snowfall event. However, I'll admit that there have been a few times when I have needed to travel, that the bad roads were not welcomed.
I have always enjoyed that snow can appear in all kinds of configurations. This morning while I was pedaling my recumbent stationary bike for exercise, the view from my sun room was enhanced by the gentle and silent snowfall of giant flakes. I was completely struck by how beautiful and peaceful this early snowfall appeared. It made my day! Other snowfalls can be as beautiful and sometimes breathtaking. A blizzard with high winds and blowing snow makes my heart beat faster in awe of the power of nature. Snow is also an art form from nature. Following a storm one can revel in the beauty of sculptured drifts and swirls around trees and other objects. I delight in the diamond like sparkling of the new fallen snow when making first tracks on a crisp and sunny winter morning on the slopes.
Many of my contemporaries now take off for the tropical climes in winter. Good riddance folks! I will continue to enjoy the infinite configurations of snow both at home and on the slopes. And I am still happy to run the snow blower and shovel a little bit to be kind to my wife who is still learning to layer her clothes for winter. Thank God she tolerates my snow mania.