It’s Snowing!

“It’s snowing!” I tell my girls.

But that’s not what I want to tell them. I want to let them know that snow is sifting down from the sky as if the whole world is being sprinkled with powdered sugar.

But no child of mine is going to sit through that lengthy explanation after the word snow has been uttered.Ivy and Storm in the snow

“Look at snow now!” I tell my girls.

But what I want to say is, now it’s changed.  It’s no longer sifting from the sky in tiny particles. Instead real flakes are drifting down from above, while every touch of the wind blows them this way and that in the world biggest ballet.

But that’s far to cheesy to say aloud, even if it is true.fence post in snow

“It’s like it’s snowing!” I say today.

But it’s not snowing. Yesterdays fluffy snow is blowing off the tree branches in showers of glitter in the sunlight. And as far as I know, even though I was covered head to toe in snow that fell on me, there is no name for that kind of snow fall.dogs and blowing snow

“It’s not really snowing.” I say this afternoon.

No, it’s no longer snowing, not even from the trees. Now the snow is now tiny pellets blowing from the ground in windy bursts that sting the face. I suppose one could say it is “drifting” but he ferocity of it all it makes that seem too kind a word for it.John, Clara & Jane with sled

“It’s snowing!”what a ridiculously, inadequate phrase.


11 comments on “It’s Snowing!

  1. Rusha Sams says:

    Even if it’s not true, I like the idea of powdered sugar falling from the sky!

    • Jessie says:

      Just think how much easier it would be to sugar the top of say an angle food cake if all you had to do was step outside! Think of the mess in the kitchen you would save. And I suspect the dogs would lick every drop off their feet when they came in the house too!

  2. Annette says:

    You’ve written a beautiful, poem here, Jessie. And your photos are beautiful, as always.

  3. Becky says:

    Loved this – love the fact that your girls are playing in the snow…lots & lots of snow! No matter how it came down and when, it sure looks like they had a blast! 🙂 And apparently you did too!

    • Jessie says:

      Yup, I’m happy that everyone is happy to play in the snow. I just got in from dragging and sled full of girls around to lock up the birds tonight. Fun and a workout for me too!

  4. We have had snow too. So much fun!

  5. So cute! Snowing in Pennsylvania too!

  6. Beautiful pictures, I really like the light in the one with the two dogs.

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