We had a little dusting of snow today. Area schools closed at 11:00 am. Hopefully the children were there long enough to count it as a school day. When I was teaching, if the children had lunch, we could count the day as a school day. I remember one snowy day when we escorted children to the school buses and handed them a styrofoam container of food as they got on the bus so that we could count the day as a regular school day.

I watched the snow drifting today. It was a better storm than the ice storm we had a few weeks ago. It even sounded different. The clack, clack, clack of the freezing rain and sleet was not present today.It was just lovely, silent white flakes that drifted delicately to the ground.

In checking my facebook “memories”, I noticed we usually get snow on February 12 every year. Perhaps schools will want to just call it a snow day, or reserve it in case it needs to be a snow day?

Because snow was predicted, I bought ten pounds of birdseed and the birds have eaten half of it. I put a new birdfeeder in the back yard near my cat’s window so she has something to watch. The little birds fascinate her as they land and eat and fly away. The other feeder is in the front yard.

I love snow because it’s so unusual in this area. I’m not sure I’d like it if it snowed every day.


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