It is absolutely amazing how snow can transform a landscape, especially the first snow, so pristine and beautiful. It just powders the landscape and fall leaves.
The snow can make things of little interest, beautiful. It can turn ugly into stunning. That happens more often when you get more than just flurries. When it is flurries, you have to rush out in the morning before the wind or sun dispense with it.
Yes, snow can be dangerous, dreary, messy, and destroying, but I rarely look at it that way, because it works in silence most often, falling in the still of night, where the morning brings the white clean landscape. The day’s endeavors make the slush and dirty white mess.
Did you ever notice how snow in its silence and stillness quiets a world filled with humans that make too much noise? Our daily lives are filled with so much noise that it amounts to toxicity of the soul.
I love snow for how the city streets quiet down. The sounds of nature are what I prefer, the chatter of squirrels and Blue Jays, the song of Cardinals. I would be in heaven in a cabin in the woods, but for how long? One would tire over time of not having the daily conveniences we have grown so accustomed.
Flurries are welcome, but snow can come like a mighty storm, with wind and strength. Each flake a ready soldier of many armies. Did you ever wonder how plants and animals view snow?