We must profess
that driving in the white stuff
(when being elderly is the body’s current season)
is not our notion of palatability
We quaked with laughter
playing in — and eating — the fluffy stuff as kids…
Now its greatest beauty is its order
close up and (also at a distance)
as long as
driving in whiteout isn’t involved
or being immersed
in certain kind of great depth
Thank you! 🙂
best to stay off the road in snowstorms — used to do it regularly in my 20’s.
Michael, i am so glad that i’m retired! 🙂
When it snows in Houston, the favorite winter sport of transplanted midwesterners is laughing at us, trying to drive in the stuff. But beautiful and intricate in its individual flakes? Your photo proves that.
Ha! Don’t come visiting to Illinois when it snows!
(Looks different up close… like so many things!) 🙂
I really like this one too, Jazz! … as long as the quantities stay limited! 🙂
Ah Beautiful photo 🙂
Yes, I remember loving snow and ice as a kid, and can only imagine how hard it must be to get around in when older. Blizzards and Whiteouts are not fun!
I’m sure glad that i’m retired! 🙂 I sure look at the weather reports closely when i have to drive Marla up north to the doctors.
Ah, the perspective of age, wonderful piece Tom.
Yes, Paul! 🙂 I still love the stuff (as long as it remains in superficial depths, like so many of my relatives!)
Yes, I get that, same here.
Nice poem and beautiful photo.
Thank you, Eilene! We’ll mail you some snow! 🙂
Oh, thank you, but we’re getting buried in plenty right now.
I can identify with the different perspective one gains of snow with age. I’m not nearly as adventurous (or foolish) as I once was.
Yes, we were fools as kids, Sandy! Happy fools! 🙂
Good to have you back. How is your wife’s health?
Thanks, Francis! 🙂 Marla is doing better but will need a shoulder biopsy soon to ensure that the bacteria is gone so she can have permanent shoulder surgery done. She will always remain on enteral feeding.
So beautiful – but I am with you on not caring to drive in white-outs etc.
Yes, Carol! 🙂 I sure don’t care for driving in the stuff, especially now that i’m elderly. Been seeing a lot of cars in ditches this year!
You are not alone – I hate driving after dark especially in winter. There have been lots of accidents here as well. Partly that’s due to weather and partly due to driver’s lack of experience or carelessness.
“Cool” picture! 😉
Thanks, SB! … definitely cool! 🙂
I love the first snowfall and the last, I have a problem with everything in between😏. Excellent poem and photo Tom!
Thanks, Belinda! 🙂 I’m glad i’m retired and don’t have to drive in it as much! I just don’t want electrical outages (since we have so many aquariums/pets).
Beautiful photo!🙂 I still love the beauty of winter, but each year my dread of driving on snow covered icy roads increases.
🙂 Yes, with age comes intelligent fear/prudence.
Wow, that image is stunning! Nature sure creates some beautiful things! Nice, Tom! 🙂
We drove through a white out a couple weeks ago. It was nerve racking! Stunning photo.
Absolutely stunning capture, Tom!
Lovely words Tom.