After my post below, it quit snowing for the rest of the day and into the evening. It's about 11:30 p.m. now and I decided to check things outside my window and it is really coming down again. So pretty with all the streetlights. It reminded me of my childhood when I went through my phase of writing poetry and wrote this "ode to snow" or maybe it's an "ode to winter" or who knows? I don't remember if I gave it a title. :)
Snow is falling, very white,
winter is such a pretty sight;
plants are resting, trees are bare,
how glad I am the snow is there.
And like most of the poems I wrote then, one really is almost compelled to say Burma Shave at the end of this one!
I loved it when it snowed when I was young and then as I got older and had to get up and go to work in the morning, I didn't find it so lovely, nor was I very glad it was there (unless it was so bad I couldn't get to work). But now, as an old retired lady, I can just enjoy every minute of it and especially this close to Christmas, it has been delightful.
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.