It’s winter again and that means SNOW!!!!!! Winter is my favorite season; primarily because of snow. Well, not just the snow itself, but more of the effects that the snow has on people and the community as a whole. I love how snow has the ability to slow life down and make people appreciate things that they normally take for granted. The way that it tests preparedness both individually and as a whole community. People won’t just travel when it’s snowing for anyone! You can always tell who your good friends are by whether or not they come and visit you in the winter. 🙂 It’s pretty hard to coerce me out of my comfy lounge-wear and into boots and a jacket to voyage out into the cold and gray outdoors just to visit someone.
I enjoy the stints of isolation that come with snowstorms. The isolation comes with a peaceful state of mind that, for once, there is time to get things accomplished that the noise of life had gotten in the way of. There are thoughts that can actually be heard once the power has been out for a few days and there’s the quiet before the buzz of petrol powered generators. Limbs breaking in the wind, heavy with ice. This picture shows the transition that comes when a pre-snow mental state collides with the first snowstorm of the season. Everyone tries their hardest to maintain their normal day-to-day speeds while the snow is slowly but assuredly slowing everything down.