Guys, I love snow. I know I'm in the minority, but I love it. I think there is something so magical and beautiful about it, and the way it can blanket sharp corners into soft curves is just lovely. And this time of year, I am as anxious as a kid with a new sled for the first snow. And finally, FINALLY, it snowed today! Just a scant amount, barely covering the grass, but it completely counts in my book. Growing up on Lake Michigan, I got my fair share of snow as a child. Snow forts, snowmen, sledding, cross country skiing all took up our time all winter long. But it seems that Missouri (at least my neck of the woods) gets a lot less. In fact, I've been told by the Missourians that it does snow a bit during the winter, but rarely sticks. I'm hoping for enough for the kiddos to sled at least a couple times this winter. After a winter last year without snow in South Carolina, I'm ready for some snow!
So yes, I got so excited for the snow today that I ran out the door with my camera and snapped a few pictures. Rowan joined me, and got to see the first snow that she will perhaps remember. She loved it. catching flakes on her hands, sticking out her tongue for snow to land, and shuffling her feet around in it. The wind was wicked, so we didn't stay out long. But we reveled in the white stuff for a while, watching the wind whip our bamboo forest around like a field of wheat instead of 20 feet of strong bamboo. If you live anywhere north of my latitude, I'm sure these pictures are quite less than impressive. But I'm going to share anyway, so enjoy!