Day 9- “White torn Christmas Cards”

A Good Master 9/365

Today, as all NYers will attest to, there was snow… and snow, and snow, and yet more snow.
The accumulation was unimpressive, it’s been warm enough that a good part of it has been melting throughout the day. There’s about a half to a foot of accumulation now, and it has been that way since this morning. What was impressive however, was how much was falling- and for how long. Thick, big, heavy flakes blizzard-ing non-stop all day.
I almost became a real NYer today for two reasons: 1- I almost canceled my evening plans because I didn’t want to brave the weather and 2- I wished I had carried an umbrella to keep me dry (I had never seen people using umbrellas in the snow till I came to NY.)
I still went out, and despite looking like Frosty the snowman when I arrived at my destination, I had a great time. The umbrella, it turns out, might not be such a silly idea after all.
In trying to describe the snow, all that comes to mind is the words of Dylan Thomas, so instead of making you suffer through my own inferior version, I will quote him here (from a Child’s Christmas in Wales)
“”But that was not the same snow,” I say. “Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss, minutely -ivied the walls and settled on the postman, opening the gate, like a dumb, numb thunder-storm of white, torn Christmas cards.”
And because I don’t have the words to describe our snow today, I will show you:

Braving it

Bridge

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5 responses to “Day 9- “White torn Christmas Cards”

  1. I still laugh at people using umbrellas during a snowstorm. although, I sure wanted one yesterday!!

    BEAUTIFUL photos!!!

  2. Love the pics. I think yours is better than NY Times πŸ™‚ I didn’t realize until I saw this that you lived in NYC. My family and I are coming for a visit in March. I LOVE NY! We can’t wait to come. We’re on a budget so if you have any good ideas about cheap stuff to do or if you know how to get Broadway tickets cheap please let me know. janlovespix@gmail.com I’d appreciate any info that would be helpful. πŸ™‚

  3. These images are all absolutely beautiful. I especially love the first one. Wow.

  4. Pingback: Day 31- Photos photos everywhere « 365 days of science, life, and running through it

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