With Little Dude being so sick during the last snowfall, he wasn't able to go outside and enjoy the white playland enveloping our yard. Instead he had to enjoy the snow from indoors, and I did bring a couple scoops of the fluffy stuff inside, so he could check it out. He proclaimed it, "wet," and "cold."
I took advantage of Sunday night's snowfall, bundling him up at 8 pm (his bedtime is closer to 8:30), so we could go outside, and he could experience the falling flakes and the magic of leaving your tracks in a pristine patch of snow.
The Hubby stayed inside because he is sane, watching us from the window, while Little Dude and I left our footprints all over the driveway, and practiced the fine art of "plopping" into the snow. (Little Dude enjoys falling down on purpose, which we refer to as "plopping.")
"Again," was his request, after each plop, and although he would utter, "snow," it would soon be followed by the question of, "rain?" (I'm impressed that he linked the two - he truly understands the concept of rain!)
Throughout our time outside, Supercat was beyond jealous, beating at the glass on the storm door and demanding to be included in the winterland fun. Since he's an indoor cat, and just happens to be all black, I won't bring him outside, even on a leash, at night, so he was stuck indoors, sulking. (It is just too difficult to see and catch him if he pulls a Houdini with his harness or collar and dashes off.)
A scoop of snow joined us when we went in the house. Little Dude stomped it into tiny bits, which Supercat sent flying across our entryway floor.
Today, more snow is filling our landscape, and although I took the following pictures last week when it snowed, I have more of the same view.
Clean. New. Sparkling. White.
For some reason, freshly fallen snow fills me with hope. Yes, I dread driving in it, when large quantities are falling, and the temperature is hovering at that spot where we have black ice and slippery slush with which to contend (which is exactly the case today). But overall, I like how it softens the world. I like how it makes me feel cozy and comforted, as I stand bundled up outside, or safely within my home or another building.