Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Dreaming of...

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows"
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour Lost


...a White Christmas, of course. The problem is here in Atlanta it's been quite warm. Those of you getting battered by snow and ice storms across the nation probably don't want to hear me complaining, but a white Christmas is one of the things I miss most from living in the north, and I do mean north: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska & Pennsylvania; it's clearly in my blood.

The picture above is from the neighborhood during our "snow storm" last January. It shut down the city, but I ran around sans coat taking pictures and took out my Audi Quattro that had never been snow tested after four years in my garage. It handled beautifully and with the snow flying I felt less stupid using the heated seats than I do when it's 50 degrees and my back is just a bit stiff.

If you're burried in snow right now take a picture or two and pull it out during the warmer months and really appreciate how beautiful it is without a snow shovel clasped in your icy fingers.

4 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

No snow here (yet), but bittttttter cold.

Cote de Texas said...

I am snow envious! the snow when it comes about every 7 years never sticks in Houston! I wish it would, just once!!

thank you so much for your sweet comment today!
Joni

Athenaeus said...

No snow this Christmas, but it's getting cold enough to snow tonight. Something about New Year's Eve that always brings in the cold here in Atlanta.

ArchitectDesign said...

unfortunately here in DC, we've had a very green time so far while the country has been covered in white!