Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snow, we love it



A couple of commentators suggested we were nuts to be happy about the major snowstorm presently dropping an inch an hour here. Though I admit, I feel sorry for the towns in New York that have over eight feet on the ground, for us here, the snow is a blessing.

I love it first of all because it is beautiful and it makes the world peaceful for a little while. No cars. Shut off from the modern world. Though Olof has to go into town to fix a printer. However, that may get postponed. It takes two feet to shut this town down. We may get that.

The other reason snow is loved where I live in northern New Hampshire is we are a ski resort. I live about two miles from Attitash, Cranmore is in town and Wildcat and Black in Jackson. Though I only ski cross country these days, the economy up here runs on snow in the winter. Two feet of snow means a good winter for the valley and my friends who run the cross country ski trails. And the restaurants and the inns and the shops which support the rest of the town. We started off this winter so warm it didn't feel real and we only got rain. It was sad, every inch was greeted with joy. Here, the bank tellers wear pins saying "Pray for snow" Two feet will bring lots of smiles around here as we get ready for vacation weeks and lots of skiers.

Two feet of snow means I can ski out my door, down into the woods, across the brook and to the Saco River. And if it's cold enough, we can ski across the river. We can also go up to Jackson and really get some outdoor air on our favorites trails like East Pasture (all up one way and down the other) or the Hall trail which winds way up in the forest above Jackson. And there is nothing better for the winter blues then a crisp day of white snow, blue sky and gliding through the forest. Then coming home to a warm woodstove and hot chocolate. You can't beat it for the life is good feeling.



Check our web cam
http://www.westsideav.com/KEYcam/WaveWEBcam.lasso



And bring on the snow!



Ok, so maybe the whole family doesn't share our enthusiam. As long as the heat is on they do just fine.

10 comments:

The Meezers said...

beautiful pictures!!! Happy Balentimes day!!!

Fat Eric said...

Lovely pictures. We had some snow last week in London, enough to build snowmen but it only lasted a day and a half. The cats look furry cosy.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Sounds like you live in the perfect place for snow lovers!

Derby said...

Purrty pictures and with your life you can have snow and ski. If it is good for your business, then pray for more snow.

LHK said...

I've never seen snow. We don't get that here in Califorina were I live. But, the Momlady grew up in New England and she says "Brrrrrr!!"
I wonder if there is enough room in the kitty bed for me.
---Beezer

2Vamp said...

Those pictures are really well taken. Very pretty!

One of us said...

We haf to agree that the snow is furry pretty there ~Merlin, SHadow, Ko Ko

Gemini said...

Oh Momma is furry jealous. It sounds beautiful there and the cross country skiing sounds wonderful!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Brrrrr! We would rather snuggle indoors too!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

What a sweet, snuggly picture!