A long, wavelike ridge of snow . . . formed by the wind: Sastruga, a word of Russian origin.
A snowdrift is a beautiful thing if it doesn’t lie across the path you’ll have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination.
James Thomson’s “Winter” from The Season portrays drifts as “one wild dazzling waste, that buries wide / The works of man.”
Snow So Pure
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, # 497 Invocation
Snow So Fun
[to] mimic in slow structures, stone by stone / The frolic architecture of the snow. – from Emerson, The Snow-Storm
Snow Plow: Carving Out the Road Again
A smooth white mound the brush pile showed, / A fenceless drift that once was road ~ from Whittier’s Snow Bound: A Winter Idyll
Snow in Childhood . . . Never Ends
William Matthews in “Spring Snow” depicts a place where “childhood doesn’t end / but accumulates” and memories . . . disperse “in flecks, like dust, like flour, like snow.”
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood. – Andy Goldsworthy
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?” Job 38: 22a
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New fallen snow is exquisite. But practical difficulties persist as snow lingers: messy cleanup, re-frozen slush, slick sidewalks.
Did you throw snowballs during recess at school? Help make an igloo? Snow memories welcome here.
Coming next: 5 Lessons Learned from a Birthday Cake
“O Wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” Shelley
Right now we have a giant snow man sleeping on our deck, his head resting on the barbecue, his arms outstretched (maybe it’s a snow angel!).
I was nine years old the first time I remember seeing snow and I was disappointed. When it came down it looked more like rain than snow. I think I was expecting snow balls! We had to walk across frozen fields to school and I remember my scarf becoming stiff as cardboard, and my eyelashes turning frosty white.
Loved all your snow quotes!
Some great snow quotes and pictures! I have lots of snow memories. The best is when dad would hitch up the team of horses to the sleigh and give us rides. Every time I hear the song, Jingle Bells, I think of our sleigh rides on the farm. Have you changed your blog site? Looks great!!
Darlene, this is an error in blog site migration. I am pleased 😁 that you commented here, but the publication of old blog posts is unintended in my part. Wednesday I will announce a brief hiatus until the “unveiling” of the new on February 1. Thank you, Darlene!