This week snow seems to be a common topic. The Timmycam(tm) at ThinkGeek was moved to show their beautiful white view. Empty Nest Mom talked about ways to inspire yourself to get outside in the cold. I was feeling left out.
I figured I would give you a Southern Californian’s experience with the white fluffy stuff. Being a San Diego native, I was brought up with the mentality that snow is something you drive to go see. (For us, the local mountains are about an hour away.)
As a young girl I came up with the idea that snow didn’t really fall from the sky. Instead snow seeds fell with rain, and when it got cold enough, they hatched. When you saw footage of it “snowing”, that was actually the wind kicking up the hatchlings.
When I was in high school my mom began working for our local gas and electric company. I was mortified (as only a teenager truly can be) when I found out she was sharing my snow seed theory with customers moving to our fair city from colder climates!
I was 22 when I first saw snow fall from the sky. It was beautiful … and cold … and wet!
While I was living in England, it snowed for the first time in a decade. My wonderful grandparents sent me a hot pink and very fluffy hat, scarf and glove set., which was a life saver. It also turned out that the colors were not color fast, so all my snow balls were hot pink. It was awesome! It also meant my fellow classmates knew who had hit them .. or more likely missed!
There was a little park next to my flat. After it had snowed all night, the park was a beautifully undisturbed sea of white. There were several moms and children there, just wandering around. I found a good spot, took a deep breath, then fell back into the snow. As I brought my arms and legs up and down, the children surrounded me. “What are you doing?!?!?!?” Carefully I stood up and showed off my angel. They were amazed. They had never seen one before. When I got home from school that afternoon, the whole park was covered in angels. I should have taken a picture!
What are your favorite snow stories?