“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.”

“In the lane, snow is glistening,” describes the view outside my window. The snowfall is heavy, and there must be a few of inches or more already on the ground. The weather report won’t pin down the total amount but throws around words like considerable and steady all day. I was going to go to the store but changed my mind. I’ll just stay inside. The postman’s truck has already been by, and I watched his rear wheels spin a bit before he moved on to the next mailbox. I keep looking out the window and have to admit the snow is really pretty right now.

This is our first snow storm and it has been long in coming. Much as I’d like to complain, I can’t. The winter has been kind to us so I’ll hold my complaints until the next storm then I’ll let loose and do lots of muttering.

Gracie went out a few minutes ago but not into the yard. I hope the snow caused the quick trip and she didn’t decide to do her business on the deck. I tried to watch but she was in a blind spot, and I’m not about to go out and check. The stairs are steep on both sides of the deck so maybe she was a bit afraid of sliding. When Skip comes to shovel and plow, I always have him do the stairs. I also use pet friendly de-icer on the stairs so they’ll dry faster.

Even the oak trees look lovely with their branches covered in snow. The world is quiet. No one ventures onto the roads. It’s too early for the sounds of snow blowers and shovels. I saw only one bird at the feeder, a flicker, so I’m guessing my regular visitors must be huddled somewhere away from the storm. The spawns of Satan are missing. Their nests are high up in the pine trees where I figure they’re lying together to keep warm and watching the snow much the same as I’m doing.

I’ll stay cozy and warm and watch from the window. This is really winter, and I’m not a willing participant.

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17 Comments on ““The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.””

  1. psychevida Says:

    LOVE the snow!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I went out this morning because I had to go to the post office before the window closed at noon. It was slippery. It was cold. Rocky and I stopped at the lake for 5 minutes. The young men were playing hockey again and a couple and their husky were enjoying the weather. Rocky was happy to plow through the snow but I gave up after a couple of photos. Too cold.
    The spawns of Satan are probably curled up asleep in their nests. Not a bad idea, come to think of it. 🙂
    Hope you don’t get too much snow.

    • Kat Says:

      I Caryn,
      My plow guy. Skip, just came bt. It looks as if we got about 7 or 8 inches, and it’s still snowing a bit but not with the same intensity. Skip said most of the streets haven’t been plowed yet; mine hasn’t.

      It is actually warmer now than this morning. It’s 31° while this morning it was 24°. Cody, Gracie’s pal, came by and the two romped in the yard, just what both dogs needed. Grace had so much pent up energy she ran around the yard 3 x’s, and I have a big yard.

      The birds came for a bit but no spawns as yet.

      Too much snow!

  3. Bob Says:

    Yesterday in Dallas it was 75 degrees under a fair sky. A cold front went through last night and dropped the temperature into the 40s but still no clouds or rain. The weathermen have been watching a developing low pressure disturbance all week as it made it’s way across the Pacific from near Hong Kong toward the West coast which is our best chance for rain next week.

    Enjoy the snowfall and be happy that it came on Saturday for all the other folks who would have had to get to work on a weekday.

    • Kat Says:

      Around this time of year here 40’s is a warm spell but then everything is relative.

      The world is snow white and really pretty and really cold. I’ll go out wityh my camera tomorrow.

      I was thinking the same thing about it being a Saturday. I figure if it had been yesterday there would have been no school.

  4. olof1 Says:

    I could just copy what You wrote as an answer to You today 🙂 🙂 I think we’ve gotten almost 4 inches of snow now and it will continue all night they say. It does look beautiful but it wasn’t especially nice to go outside to get a package of fire logs 🙂

    I thought that since we were having a snow storm it was just apropriate to look at The Day after tomorrow and when I had seen the film I realised that they’ll show it on channel six right now 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • Kat Says:

      We’ve about 7 or 8 inches, and it does look beautiful. Gracie finally went into the yard and ran around to get rid of some of that energy from being inside all day. She was not a pretty sight as her tongue was out while she was running and she had spit on her fave: yuck!

      I like that movie. Whenever it’s on, I always manage to catch a part of it. Today’s disasters on scifi were all snow related!

  5. Hedley Says:

    Frankie Miller could really sing, and I mean really sing r&b…so from amazon.co.uk you can get Frankie Miller “that’s who” a four disc of the complete chrysalis recordings 1973 to 1980 for a very modest 10.99… And it rocks, oh boy does it rock. They even included the full Allen Toussaint version of High Life.
    Nope, I am not on painkillers..the boy from Glasgow could really sing and this is fantastic.
    Kat, at least sample it, it will make you kick Lennie to the curb

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I really don’t know many or even any others of his songs. I like this one so I figure I’d like more of his.

      I went and listened to the 30 second clip of High Life, and it is excellent!

      I’ve put this one on the list.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, it is worth a flirtation and I hope that you like it…..Frankie ain’t going down by the river !

  6. Kat Says:

    My Dear Hedley,
    I respect your ear (well, both of them I suppose) so I’ll most definitely get it!

    • Hedley Says:

      I try to be very careful with recommendations, I love Thin Lizzy at the BBC but know it wouldn’t work for KTCC and your posse.
      I listened to Springsteen’s new single, laughably bad.
      Miller could really sing and was generally ignored..hell his music company trashed his original version of High Life and didnt tell him……..the restored Allen Toussaint version just roars.
      Basically, the box set gives you eight full albums and some extras..it’s very strong on r&b

  7. Hedley Says:

    The Toussaint album kills…dance Kat dance !

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