I woke up this morning delighted to see that it was snowing outside. It wasn’t wimpy and flurry-like, as we’ve been getting lately, but real honest-to-goodness SNOW. If I had to name one disappointment about moving to the mountains, it’s the lack of snow so far this winter. And I wouldn’t even go so far as to call it a disappointment, just a very minor letdown. After two days of near 40 degree temps, I was beginning to think these north country winters were a myth. Even the man at the dump yesterday (yes, I went to the dump yesterday – I’ll talk about that in another post) commented, “We sure don’t get winters ’round here like we used to.” In any case, today’s snow has more than made up for any pang of disappointment I’ve felt about my first ADK winter.
I went out into our yard to take a closer look at the snow-covered trees and snap some pics of our cozy log home. All that’s missing is a wisp of smoke from our woodstove, but hopefully that will be remedied soon.
I had to run out to the grocery store to get a few items. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the sign outside of the little farm stand just down the road.
Once home I convinced Dave to go for a walk with me. We took a snowy stroll along the Ausable River. It was so beautiful. When you looked up into the sky, the snow was coming down so slowly and softly that it looked fake.
Then we headed to the little cafe in town for lunch. We were happy to see that we weren’t the only ones out enjoying the weather. The cafe was hopping with families out for a post-skiing meal and “main street” was bustling.
Now I’m sitting here at home, hunkered down with some tea and finally ready to get some work done. I’m watching as the wind blows the snow from the trees, and laughing at the little tiki snowmen who have taken up watch over our little mountain home.
It’s been a good day.