A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
A taste of winter arrived this morning, blown in by the cold winds from the north. It was 28 degrees when I went out for my walk. The wind has been blustery, between 15 and 20 mph. I had to dig out my winter gear. Sometime and somewhere during the move, I lost a mitten. Not just any mitten. It was one of my mitten-gloves, where there’s a flap that folds over the fingers. They are my favorite mittens because it makes it easy to free up my fingers to use the camera when I want to. I’m sure it will show up eventually. We still have tons of unpacking to do (once the renovations are complete).
The snow came in squalls and reminded me of the lake-effect snows in the Bogs. The weather dude on the morning news said they do get a bay effect on the Eastern Shore. He was showing how the clouds stream out over the warm water of the bays. I don’t know if this bay effect usually includes snow or not, but the squall clouds that moved in this morning carried more than flurries.
The ground is too warm for the snow to stick around. The sun was shining during some of the squalls, and in spots where the sun insinuated itself, the snow melted almost instantly. Some of the snowflakes never made it to the ground. The wind carried them off or up, perhaps back to the clouds from which they came where they will wait to fall on another day or in another place.
During my walk I thought about my tendency to procrastinate, and finally came to the conclusion that I will declare Wednesdays to be my Anti-Procrastination Day. It will be the day I take care of things I have been putting off.
That means I better wrap this up, and keep working on the list I created for this week. Thank you for stopping by and sharing the first snowfall with me. How do you feel about snow? Like it? Or hate it? Or somewhere in between? I love it. The first snowfall, to me, is always exciting and a good reason to go outside and do a happy dance.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: The first snowfall. Being invigorated by the wind and the chill in the air. The warmth of the house after the sunlight has poured in through the windows. Hot chocolate for breakfast (made with almond milk, a good dark chocolate, and very little sugar). My winter coat because it keeps me warm and cozy. Finding one mitten. (Surely that means the other mitten is around somewhere.)