Monday, December 6, 2010

More of the snowy day


I always get a slight thrill when the snow begins to fall...there is always that slight anticipation of school being canceled...or called off as we used to say. Yet how long has it been since I was a kid...longer than I want to admit. And several years since the chance of our daughters getting a snow day. But if I quit feeling that anticipation of school being called off, I will probably be dead.

When I see the snow capping everything after a fresh snowfall, I remember walking along and taking a bite of snow off everything....fence posts and heavy laden branches or anything that would hold a mound of snow. How thirsty it made me! I never understood why I could be eating what is basically frozen water, and be getting thirstier all the time.


Going through the strip pits pulls at my heartstrings even more...I want to be a kid again and take my dogs and go tramping through it all. To see if we can scare up anything. I don't ever remember us jumping a rabbit in all my times of taking them, but there was still that anticipation. I do remember finding a rabbit sitting in a feeding trough at a neighbor's barn, though but I did not show it to the dogs.

I also remember one time my niece and I were out rambling about after a new fallen snow. We were walking along the railroad, where honeysuckle grows. I think she was the one spotted this 'wad' of stuff in the vines about as big around as a softball , but more elongated than round. We got the bright idea to squeeze it. I don't recall which of us squeezed first, but each time we did, a mouse would run out....and we would jump each time even though we expected it.

After seven ran out, no more would come out. We left the nest...we didn't want to hurt them. We just wanted to see. I suppose it is a wonder we didn't try to catch one or two. That memory makes me smile after all this time....

10 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, I love all of the memories I also had as a child---playing in the snow. Seems like there was much more snow back then than there is now....I have always loved it.

Great pictures... Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

I love reading your memories and stories. I love that top picture.

Naquillity said...

what wonderful memories you've shared. i love the excitement i hear in your words as i read them. how i wish i could be a kid again... well, sometimes, :)

hope all is well.

George said...

These are wonderful memories of snowy days. Thanks for sharing them with us. Your pictures bring back memories for me as well.

A piece of news said...

I love your stories! I still watch the news to see which schools will close. :)

Small City Scenes said...

We had snow the week of Thanksgiving. It rained one night and it was gone.

We are always excited about snow because it does not snow that much out here. Some years yes and some years we have no snow at all. Just in the mountains.

My it is flat out your way. very interesting. MB

Jacob said...

This is another piece for the book you are going to write about your experiences growing up...

They are fascinating and you have a way of telling a tale that captures interest and the imagination!

How about titling your book: Looking at Life Through Rose's Colored Glasses?

don said...

Fine snow pictures and interesting recount of memories of good things... now long ago. I still anticipate school being called off with my friends who still have kids in school.

EG Wow said...

Looks like winter arrived there at about the same time it arrived here! I LOVE the snow on the fence.

Neal said...

Very nice Rose!! I love the one with the fence posts.

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