***Post orginally written in October 2011. February 2012 we’ve been hit with snowstorms and blizzards for a week. Check out my most recent posts on the snow in Sardinia.
The number one best thing about living in the Mediterranean is … It snows once a year, for twelve hours and it’s the most spectacular natural event I’ve witnessed.
“Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow. Filling the sky and earth below. Over the housetops, over the street. Over the heads of the people you meet. Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along.” J. W. Watson.
“Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night; For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back.” William Shakespeare.
“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” Andy Goldsworthy.
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” J. B. Priestley
“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.” Joseph Wood Krutch
“Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.” Simon Dach.
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” Dr. Seuss.
Once a year for twelve hours is plenty of snow for this hot blooded Canadian. Are you a snow kinda person? Do you like the stunning landscape nature paints in the winter? What are your snow pastimes?
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