By Vernalee
heather on her travels.com
The “S” word – after all these years – I dread hearing and worst yet, seeing it! Snow, snow, and more snow!
Welcome to winter wonderland! Despite the mild temperatures that we recently had, winter is now in full bloom.
Hello!
Accompanied by swift blowing winds and frigid cold single digit and below zero temperatures, falling snow has arrived!
Those tiny white crystal flakes (marvelously made where no two flakes are the same) have fallen from the sky and lined our yards and driveways…as expected, once again!
It’s a yearly ritual.
A glimpse out of your window shows piles of mountainous white stacks of those flakes as far as your eyes can see.
Snow is everywhere.
Lest not forget the ice sickles!
Soon, we will be watching kids play in the snow. They build snowmen, slid down the slippery slopes and roll in the snow’s glistening whiteness; all in the name of fun!
Some folks cannot wait for the ski slopes to be covered with those white glorious flakes … and a gliding they will go!
There’s more!
When your morning is consumed by listening to NBC’s Weatherman Al Roker tell you how many inches will fall in “your neck of the woods,” it’s too much! It takes me over the edge!
I need not be reminded of the white flakes. We have never been on friendly terms!
Driving in it can be challenging; sliding, swerving, gliding everywhere. A normal 30 minute commute can easily become a 2 hour journey with the accumulation of that rapidly falling “white stuff.” Snow can bring traffic to a squealing halt; as it recently did in Cleveland, Ohio! Need I remind those who were stuck in it!
Going out of your door requires planned preparation. Included in this exit amongst other things are – shoveling your pathway/driveway; layering your body with tons of clothing to keep warm (aw shucks, I forgot my gloves again); putting on fur lined boots; keeping a survival kit in your vehicle; need I say more!
For those lovers of cold weather and snow flakes, don’t take this the wrong way. You can stay in the chill!
Enjoy!
As for me, I am looking for a warm retreat. Perhaps, the glaring sun of my native Mississippi spoiled me!
I must find me a vacation home where I can escape for the winter months. I’m surprised that I have endured the chills this long. There’s no better time than the present to start the market search.
That beach front property on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi is looking very tempting!
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