Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flash Snow

Monday, just after the rain ended a flash blizzard hit for about 15 minutes. A bit more snow is scheduled for tonight and Thursday morning around these parts. Will it ever end? At Congress Square Park against the brickwork, the snow looked exciting. Most days in high school, I walked back and forth to school by myself, and often March caught me heading out in weather like this. It was about a 25 minute walk, that allowed me to get my thoughts together for the day. I often timed myself to see how fast I could do it. The afternoon trip was another matter. Slightly uphill, in inclement weather my walk wasn't much fun. However, on many occasions in the rain and snow, Mom met me in the blue Falcon. Those days were special! Amazing, what a kid remembers.

19 comments:

  1. Ugh! But, the tree is beautiful. Being from Michigan, I remember well that there's always one final snowstorm in early April. You posted more sweet memories. I remember when I was in kindergarten on certain Fridays my mom would meet me at the bus stop and we would go out for lunch, since my siblings were still in school. Those were special, memorable occasions.

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  2. Amazing memory, amazing shot.

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  3. Beautiful shot. Love the trees against the bricks.
    ☼ Sunny

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  4. It is a lovely picture, even though I know you must be ready for spring. I enjoy hearing about your childhood. It makes me think back to mine sometimes.

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  5. That is so beautiful with the snow blowing around.

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  6. We had a bit of hail last night and heavy rain all morning but now the sun is shining - glad I got my shopping done yesterday. The tree looks sparkling.

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  7. Very beautiful! Our trees in Jackson look a bit like this right now, but from the blooms - not the snow!

    Keep warm! The cold weather has to end someday. :)

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  8. The Mom in the Blue Falcon--love that detail--and great title for a story, mm?

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  9. When I saw the small view in my "reader" I thought that those were spring blooms... NOT! Great story and I hope that you tell the younger generations about having "to walk ___ miles to school in the snow" - hah!

    Bises,
    G

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  10. Sharon is right...maybe we need more words about your mom and the blue falcon.

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  11. Snow can look pretty but not anymore now! It is snowing here as I type - supposed to turn to rain.

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  12. Oh oh, alternating rain and snow, doesn't feel good at all!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  13. I really cannot imagine rain and then snow.
    Take care !

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  14. I like the feel of the angles and the roundness of the tree crown -- and of course the snow against the brick -- wonderful photo. Your mom was so thoughtful of you. -- barbara

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  15. Man, oh man, you are still seeing a lot of snow. Hard to imagine spring being around the corner.

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  16. Snow like some kind of magic dust...

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  17. I think we're doomed to live forever in a white world!!

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  18. I like the snowy tree contrasted against the warm red brick.

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