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Regardless of outcome from the “storm of the century” it was a day when all non-essential personnel were told to just stay home. No planes carved white paths through the sky, no vehicles lumbered by on the road below. There is a silence to a snowstorm unlike any other. Birds flitted down to the feeders for sustenance but wasted no breath on song.DSC_8822 DSC_8824 It was a day for making snow angels,

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rolling down tiny hills,

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measuring depths,

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starting all over again,

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and playing like no one was watching.

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It was a day of changing light and shapes.

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It was the day the world took off…

8 comments on “The Day the World Took Off

  1. Touring NH says:

    Glad you had some fun in the snow. I tried to find a shovel big enough to get all of this FL sunshine off the driveway, but it just kept slipping through.

    1. Not even going to reply to that one!!

  2. I was going to do a post on why it’s quieter in winter but the reasons were so complicated I gave up.
    Even the local coffee shop closed yesterday even though we only got about 6 inches of snow.

    1. It is a deep silence and very otherworldly…

  3. julieallyn says:

    We’ve yet to have a knock-down, drag-out winter storm this season. There’s an awful beauty to them, is there not? 🙂

    1. Indeed Julie, the beauty, during and after is something to behold!

  4. Marie Keates says:

    Our weather warnings brought about an inch of snow on a hill about fifteen miles from here. The buses all cut their routes short and panic ensued. All we had was slush! I like the silence of snow and the fresh crispness beofre anyone walks on it. It isn’t something I’ve seen often though.

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