I sat at my favorite coffee shop near campus Friday evening, expecting my husband's arrival within the hour so I ordered a pot of their lovely peach blend. I was rather unhappy when he called to let me know he would be late and "would I pick him up" instead.
Not only did it mean we may not beat the snowstorm home but being the frugal sort... I could not waste a pot of tea. So four cups of tea and about ninety minutes later, I picked him up on campus just as the snow started.
Mrs. Christopher had been texting me while I read a book on the Kindle and sipped tea. They had been in Chicago and were leaving early to arrive home before the storm. They arrived back in town just as the snow started falling.
A very good thing for both of us as it snowed and snowed and stopped awhile and snowed and let up and snowed. Well, you get the idea. The entire weekend as I looked out the window I felt I was in Narnia, those scenes in the movie where everything was covered in sparkly white.
For this snow storm was unusual in that it was a calm storm, no strong winds to whip up the flakes and carry them off of tree limbs and fence posts. It was one of those rare magical scenes in the forest. One could think they saw a fawn but upon blinking a couple times, one decided it was only a snow covered bush.
These picture were taken after the snowstorm and before the day of gentle snow. But I think they show the Beauty even if there was a greater snow cover to come.
Oh, my husband wondered how I could sleep that night after a pot of tea. Fortunately I had chosen their herbal peach blend. ;)
|You can just barely see my neighbor's red barn...|