Friday, December 7, 2012

Five Words I Never Thought I'd Say



I want it to snow.

The steel grey skies which seem to define November have spilled over into December and it's starting to wear. Day after day with nothing happening makes me long for simple hibernation. I can immerse myself in seed catalogues and dream of spring, but I need something to happen in the now. This morning, I was wishing the universe would surprise me with snow. And, it appears it will do just that starting tomorrow night. While I wait in sweet expectation, I have Annie Lennox to see me through. Here's one of my top five favorite songs, sung by one of the greatest song interpreters ever:








Image: the entrance to my home in November of 2010

28 comments:

  1. oh my I can't believe another woman feels that way too
    I do ....come on....get on with it....
    I have waited so long...snow..snow bigtime...so I can feel cozy in my home..like only winter can do

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    1. Hey Suz, Nice to hear from you. I just came back from getting supplies. I was out of coffee, which simply would not do. I'm hoping for something remarkable and, yes, cozy-inducing.

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  2. We have snow in the north cascades at mt. hood, mt. hood meadows, bend, mt. baker up the upper corner of washington state...we get snow early and often here, unfortunately it rains and is inclement weather about 220 days of the year rendering a lot of inhabitants depressed, crazy and just plain nuts..we are seriously considering moving to colorful Colorado, killers, nuts and all there...I would rather live where the sun made it's appearance known often and blue skies, we hiked daily in Colorado and took our bundled daughter 12 years younger than you each and everyday..I don't mind some snow and or rain, but it goes on and on and on here with the suicides and depression for many with it, doesn't make for many happy people rather than that bitter divorced and single ones, always bitching about something, where you live it seems to be happier even though you do get snow, rain and ice..must be the fact that in Minnesota you are more intuned to Nature and all it's glory plus strong stock for your bitter, snow, winters, not complaining seeing the good in Nature..after nearly 35 years I am ready for a trip to sun and more open minded citizens, even though washington just let same-sex couples get their married licenses yesterday and one can now get married in 3 days and marijuana initiative passed, but Colorado passed their marijuana initiative and same-sex marriage is now on the legislatures top agenda..why live in a state that denies a certain group of citizens right to marry and or toke a tiny 1/2 ounce of maryjane? I was born in california and never saw that prejudice even though I was raised on farming country in washington state.Live and let live I say, the revenue on the maryjane will be so so needed for schools, roads, health stuff for the poor and food for the poor why oh why did it take so very long to pass, narrow minded people I say, We both, hubbs and I are ready to enjoy some sunshine and hiking, it is not lush in Colorado like Minnesota and I worked with many from your home state they adored Colorado and its hikes each day, sunshine and warm tolerant individuals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happiest of hanukkahs starts tomorrow, we believe each day is a holiday when a person can help others, old hippies I guess, ciao!X()

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    1. I don't exactly live in Mecca, I used to, it was called Santa Fe, NM., but this has its merits, too and it's home. It's good to know that some progress is being made, long over-due. I hope both measures catch on in other states and we forget about legislating people's private lives.

      My only brother lives in Colorado. It's a beautiful state.

      I agree, every day is a holiday and a reason to celebrate life and our connections to others. I kind of like being an old hippie. It sounds like you do, too. Thanks for writing.

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  3. I love your gates!
    I love too the anticipation of snowfall and hibernating even more so.
    Stay warm and enjoy it.

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    1. Cait, Thanks! Hope all is well in your little corner of this beautiful world. So nice to hear from you.

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  4. It looks like you're going to get your wish. It's beginning to snow right now!

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  5. Me, too! There is nothing quite like the first snowfall, which we usually have by now. Nothing in the forecast here, Teresa, just 40's and dampish. I'm ready, though, I'm ready for that perfect shade of pale.

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    1. I've laid in supplies, hoping for the best... :)

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  6. I'm eager to get up to my cabin this month and see if there is any snow. Snow is magical as it falls.

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  7. May you get dumped on!! Not too much but just right.

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    1. Hey, What a nice thing to say! LOL I love it! Yes, just right. Thanks, OF.

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  8. Just stuck my head out the door to gather the mail, and it was snowing. I confess that I'd welcome a covering of white stuff to make everything brighter (at least temporarily).

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    1. I'm hoping for more than a covering, but I'll take what I can get. :)

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  9. Each year I look forward to the first snow-fall. I subbed elementary students after I retired and when the first day of snow occurred we stopped all the class work and lined up at the window to watch the snow fall. The kids would barely talk and their faces wore a look of enchantment. -- barbara

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    1. What a great thing to do. I love that image!

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  10. I lived in Colorado for almost forty years but decided to retire where it rains all the time. We also have lots of snow that mostly stays in the mountains and can be visited whenever I feel like it. I don't mind the snow here, but in Colorado we had the prettiest champagne powder snow, and here it's a bit like... cement. :-)

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    1. I think I'd have trouble with the persistent rain...though you have some gorgeous hiking country! I love blue skies, and I love snow, but not steel grey. So far, just a very light covering. I'm hoping for more throughout the day.

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  11. It is snowing on Mt. Hood as I e-mail you this small note..New Mexico is a sacred state, we went two times in the 6 years we lived in Colorado each time, some lovely new friend took us to sacred places of the native people, it was like being in one big trip of heaven..Many are buried in the land & it is sacred ground to many..I loved loved loved it, if we had some resources we would love to retire there, but sadly we are hippies in our savings, we took care of our parents and family members that had no one to care about them and we are not too into the gelt(hebrew) for money, but we are happier people because of it and richer in our soul, to us that is all that matters..Happy Hanukkah, I am to make some Latkes and some donuts today, my hubbs is a great chef, we always light tiny candles and throw out into the universe our prayers for our familia and for friends, we will be sure to pray for more snow coming to you..enjoy your blog immensley, proud to be hippies..we live from the land and feel one's soul is the most important over anything..we are not to take anything with us when we leave this terrestrial and love is all you really really need.ciao!X()

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    1. I so agree, it's much more important to be happy and richer in one's soul...living from the land is a good choice. My life is very basic, very simple, and I love it.

      I spent a lot of time hiking in Utah, exploring canyons and photographing Indian ruins - another beautiful state. The history of native people fascinates me.

      Thank you so much for thinking of me on this day. Happy Hanukkah!

      Yes, Love is all you need.

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  12. I love snow. We spent five days in Alaska last month - 6 inches of snow on the ground that never melted, as the high while we were there was 11 degrees. Here in the Seattle area we may get two snowfalls a year, but the rest of the time, with the cloud cover, it's too warm so we just get the rain. That gets to me, so we are headed for the Arizona sun in three weeks.

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    1. That Arizona sun will start sounding good before the winter is up... :) Until then I am really looking forward to snow.

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  13. I agree with you - both in regards to the weather, and Annie as well =)

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    1. Hey t, She's soooo good, isn't she? Thanks.

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  14. You would have enjoyed the snow we had last night. It came in waves, some with very tiny flakes raining straight down, others in huge flakes swirling and riding the breeze down to a soft landing and piling up. It's cold tonight and so it will stay and hopefully there is more on the way.

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