January 15, 2012

Winter Wonderland...uuggghhhh.

It has been snowing like crazy the last few days.  Lots of schools had a snow day friday, and it kept coming all day yesterday.  I know I have said this before, but it is worth repeating...I do not enjoy the snow.  Not so much at all.  I don't enjoy driving in it.  I don't enjoy seeing other people drive in it.  I do not enjoy shoveling in it.  I do not enjoy playing in it.  I do not like it here nor there, I do not like it anywhere.  I do not like it Sam Sara I am.
HOWEVER...
I have two children that do not share these opinions of mine.  (And one husband who outright disagrees with my opinions...not that he has any say around here.)  Lucky for all of them, the sun was out in all it's splendor today, so I gave in, and we all went for a walk around Frederick Meijer Garden.  IT.WAS.MAGICAL.  
 There were about 2 other cars in the parking lot, so we had the place all to ourselves.
 We were all bundled up and just walked around looking at how different everything was under a blanket of fresh snow.
 The sunshine felt amazing and helped keep us out there a little longer than we normally would have been able to.
 The blue skies were stunning, and created a perfect backdrop to the crisp white snow, and countless empty branches.
 We found a few reminders of Christmas left over.
It was an absolutely stunning afternoon.
After our walk, we headed inside for some hot chocolate and found some pretty things there too!


It sure was pretty, but I'm looking forward to the butterflies coming back! 
I guess if this snow is going to be around, I might as well enjoy it...oh...and did I mention I taught myself how to fire up (and actually use) the snow blower this week?  
 Sure did!
Don't mess with me.

4 comments:

Kim said...

Those are some beautiful snow pictures! Love how it looks on all the branches. I have to agree, I really only like the snow when there's a snow day and I can stay in my warm cozy house watching it come down. :-)

Colleen said...

Welcome to my world!!! (although we have been very lucky this winter). It's pretty for about a minute and then I want it to go away : )

Danielle Marie said...

The snow looks beautiful! I do love snow days but it is a pain when you have to get around :)

Abby Devine said...

Those snow pictures are beautiful!!! I love how they are glistening in the snow. But I know what you mean, I have a love-hate relationship with snow. Like it for Christmas but other than that, it's a pain. Bring on Spring and warm weather is all I'm saying!