Dressed in snow

Nearly four days after the snowfall, our yard still looks like this. March 1, 2015, Yorktown Virginia

Nearly four days after the snowfall, our yard still looks like this.
March 1, 2015, Yorktown Virginia

“It felt as though the whole globe was dressed in snow. Like it has pulled it on, the way you pull on a sweater. Next to the train line, footprints were sunken to their shins. Trees wore blankets of ice..”Markus Zusak

Just when I thought we were in for a fairly mild winter, February happened.  And happened again, and again.  Not just in the DC area, but also near our York home, near your home (probably) and near the homes of seemingly most of the people I know.  Facebook was showered with “Winter Wonderland” collages, each more enchanting than the last.  Currier and Ives had a digital update.

One great thing about this late-winter snow, at least in southeastern Virginia, is that it lingered so long that the kids had a chance to really have fun with it.  Normally when we do get a snowfall, it’s gone in a day or two.  This one was deep (around 8 inches) and the weather was cold enough to ensure that the snow didn’t disappear before yielding to the creativity of our neighbors.

I’m sure we’re all ready for springtime, but I must admit it was rather fun to have March come in like a lion this year.  If the “out like a lamb” phase holds this much beauty, we have a real treat in store.

Whether King of the snow castle...

Along with the king of the snow castle…

...or traffic snow-cop...

…and a traffic snow-cop…

...there were fashionable ladies...

…there were fashionable snow-ladies…

...and dapper snow-gents.

…and dapper snow-gents.

Some were clearly dreaming of warmer days...

Some were clearly dreaming of warmer days…

...and summer pastimes.

…and summer pastimes.

Some were well-prepared...

Some were well-prepared…

...and some had "fallen and couldn't get up!!"

…and some had “fallen and couldn’t get up!!”

Plenty of us lost our heads and joined in the fun.

Plenty of us lost our heads and joined in the fun.

Eric & Sherry created this low-carb snow person...

Eric & Sherry created this low-carb snow person…

...at their mountain home in north Georgia.

…at their mountain home in north Georgia.

Meanwhile, Carla and George enjoyed the snow at their Alabama homes...

Meanwhile, Carla and George enjoyed the snow at their Alabama homes…

...and so did their grandchildren!

…and so did their grandchildren!

I guess we'd all better get back to work now... it was fun while it lasted!

I guess we’d all better get back to work now…
it was fun while it lasted!

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10 Comments

  1. Good morning, Julia!
    What a delightful collection of snow creations! It makes me want to give it a try. It’s been years since I’ve made a snow person. I remember that it was always fun to decorate them to look as though they each had their own “personality” and style. I remember that I liked making snow dogs or horses, because it was a fun challenge to keep their back suspended so that it wouldn’t break.
    There are certainly enough raw materials around here to make a few!

    • You definitely have more raw materials that most of the USA! I can’t even imagine making a snow horse or dog. How could you keep the center from caving in? I guess a dog could be sculpted in a seated position, but not so with a horse!

      • Julia, I was horse-crazy as a kid. If I wanted a horse with a back strong enough to sit on, I’d find a board and use that as a support, spanning across the top of very fat, un-horse-like legs!

        • Susan, I was never horse-crazy, thought I often tried to fake it among my friends who were. I could never understand the single-mindedness of horse fanatics. Most of them seemed to grow out of it, though.

          • Yes, I grew out of my horse-crazy stage, too.
            The next stage was boy-crazy, however, and I think horses were much safer!

            • I never graduated to “boy-crazy.” Jeff was my first and only love. ❤ But I was blessed with many close male friends (one of whom introduced me to Jeff) so I did not lack for male company. Although I often felt odd, I'm glad for who I was and am.

              • I’m glad for who you are too! ❤

                • Thank you, Susan. ❤

  2. Susan

    How pretty! You always manage to capture the highlights of things so perfectly. I don’t think we’ll be seeing snow again this year here in VA so it’s nice to be reminded of what a real accumulation looks like!

    • Yes, we are definitely (I hope) past snow season now. Although everything, including weather, seems unpredictable lately! 😀

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