Day 36 – Thankful for Snow Days, Heat, and Adventures

This past Sunday was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 60’s Fahrenheit. Monday, sleet began to tap, tap, tap on the air conditioning unit that is still in the kitchen window. Then an inch and a half of snow fell over the next few hours.

The temperature dropped to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by Tuesday morning, and that’s not including wind chill factor. Schools were called off because everybody wasn’t ready yet to clear parking lots and sidewalks, and chemicals don’t work when it’s that cold.

We got snow on November 12 last year, too, and school was called off then, too, but the temperatures were not so low.

Today most of the snow and ice is finally melted. It looks funny to see most of the red leaves still on the burning bushes, even though it was so cold, and green leaves from our maple trees falling in a carpet on top of the snow because they hadn’t changed color yet.

My daughter snapped a quick photo with my phone camera as we drove by a cool fountain in town that was still completely frozen today. This is unedited; if you zoom in its really cool, like frozen waterfalls!

I think it’s good never to lose that spirit of wonder at the beauty which God creates. Each day and each year he paints a new picture for us to enjoy.

“From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3 AKJV

Today I’m thankful for heat on cold days and nights and for that certain air of adventure that happens with snow days and with exploring that which is out of the ordinary!

What about you? Are you able to see the adventure in snow days and strange weather phenomena? Or do you live in a place where snow is routine, or where it never snows?

6 thoughts on “Day 36 – Thankful for Snow Days, Heat, and Adventures

    1. That would be great to have a fireplace! My husband has a fake one in his man cave, and sometimes he turns it on and puts on a CD with crackling fireplace sounds. It’s very peaceful!
      Yes, snowed in, where no one is trying to drive anywhere, and even if they do, the sounds are muffled, and a peaceful quiet envelopes the land.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I just went back through my journal checking on those dates. Both days were on Veterans Day, the 12th last year and the 11th this year. But last year we only got a little snow, falling at the same time as the leaves. The big snow that closed school the next day started on the 14th last year.


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