There are different ways to look at the snowfall we’ve had in Northern Virginia between 18th and 19th December 2009. Some are attributing deaths in car crashes to it (makes me wonder if they’d do the same had it happened in a Virginia heavy autumn rain so typical of this area), others are talking about how historic this snowfall and storm are (some are reporting that that this is the most snow Virginia has seen in 30 years), yet others are just doing their best to enjoy the snow to its fullest (after all, very few lost power during the snowfall; so unless you don’t have any food left in the fridge, why despair?).
Many Virginia schools have just closed for the long three-week Winter break, and the snowfall has ushered in the Christmas time in a truly beautiful, and magical way.
Yes, it is much harder to get to (and from) my bird feeder now:
…but I don’t mind.
Yes, there’s some snow shoveling we’ve gotta do:
…but we don’t mind.
Of course, some may echo the words of my neighbor, but its not about me being Russian. It’s about being optimistic. 😉 By the way, the neighbor wrote under one of the pictures I posted on Facebook: “Zis is nuthin! In Russia,ve gets zis much snow as a dusting! Ze real Rus-ski’s zey can valk naked in zis minor stuff!” It’s true. Some do. No one in my family though. 🙂
Almost every weekend I make a personal blog post. I think it’s important to stay this way: personal and real.
I hope you are also enjoying your weekend, and seeing the good behind what’s happening around you.