Tuesday, December 4, 2007

sister winter winks

Daddyman has the big girls and the dog outside on the sled. It is snowing. Again.

But this time, it's that big, fluffy, theater snow - you know. The kind that you can see from the back row. The kind that some poor sap has to sweep up after the finale so he can dump it back into the drum so that it can fall again for the next performance.

It is as sultry and sensual as a snow fall can be. It is big and round as it lays itself heavily across the earth. It hides a multitude of secrets beneath the voluptuous white blanket that is laid across the lawn. It's gentle shoulder bends around the tree trunk and caresses the street lamp and teases the tufts of ornamental grasses that are still bristling through the drift, embarrassed to be lingering so long in such an unsavory locale. This seductive snow makes the false promise of fun and pleasure with a wink and a flutter, but she only gives a dangerous ride down the lane.

Hang on! Here comes Sister Winter. We'd better buckle up - we're in for a wild ride!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Theatre snow, sigh. Beautiful.

Bethany said...

Okay, I think I am totally comfortable saying it now.

I love you guys. A lot.

Now everybody knows.

xoxo

Patti said...

i ams o jealous of your snow, but only until it's time for my run, then i am happy for my sun and warmer temps.

kalurah said...

we had a snow day like that last week and then, POOF! by the next day it was gone. thanks to high winds and unseasonally warm weather. of course, since it was over the weekend and we would have been able to actually ENJOY THE SNOW!

Angela WD said...

It's coming down hard here in Chicago. Beautiful!

by Johanna Brandvik said...

If sister winter for some reason turns her evil blustery eye in February or March we hope you'll wing yourselves down here for a little warmth! Until then, you're blogs are making me nostalgic for a white xmas!
Love you!

lisa {milkshake} said...

Yup, we had snow here, too! I hope this isn't a peek of what's to come this winter... Can we go back to summer?!

Sew Succulent said...

oh, so great. we don't get snow here but we got lots when I was growing up - just the kind you're talking about. I used to love to go outside in the woods and just listen to how still and muffled everything sounded and see the flakes whirling in the moonlight.

Heidi said...

Ooooooh. I love the first snow.

But then I don't love snow so much.

Ahna said...

Nashville Ahna, here.

You haven't posted in two weeks. I'm goin' through withdrawals down here in snow-less Dixie! I need the next installment. :)