The weatherman was calling for temps. to rise up into the 40's this week. When I saw this cloud I knew the change was near so I started doing my snow dance. Barefoot and singing I ran through the forest, jumping over the frozen creek, and dancing around the trees while chanting, "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."
You know how all of us Washingtonians panic when snow is in the forecast right? Just the mere word spoken out loud is cause enough to close the schools and sand all the roads. Panic stricken drivers and shoppers can't get to safety fast enough...before the dreaded 'snow.' Not me, I love it. So last night, with snow in the forecast, I peeked out the windows several times. Nothing. Then around 3:30am I saw it. Like a thief it came quietly in the night covering everything in it's path. Beautiful flakes from up above falling softly to the earth.
I tried to capture it's beauty by the light of the street lamp. Hoping for more I went back to bed dreaming of fairies and stardust, sparkles and icicles. When I awoke in the morning it was gone and we were returned to our regularly scheduled program...rain.
*I love snow but when it does snow I would love it to stay on the grass and off the streets! Just sayin.