There are the days that are dreary and overcast. The mood is sullen and dark, and
the family is bored. The cold reaches to the bone and chills throughout the body. The tree branches are stark bare, their leaves stripped off in the fall; their beauty gone. Dirt covers
the wet snow that lays uneven over the yard, or piled on the side of the driveway.
Yet, there are the days of magic, when fresh, fluffy snow bursts through the
clouds and surrounds everything. The flakes lightly touch your face, attaching to your
lashes and tickling your nose. The snow covers the dirt, and piles upon the ground. The
bare driveway made of dirt and rocks is covered with a blanket of cold, smooth white.
These fluffy flakes grasp onto the branches of the bare trees, giving them back their
beauty. This surrounding snow brings silence, enchantment and wonder with it. One
stands outside in awe, head lifted to the sky and arms out trying to comprehend and
The family stays inside together, with their hot chocolate. They sit by the
windows, admiring the sudden beauty the blizzard has brought. Conversation rolls
smoothly between the members of the family, and sweet laughter is heard. Blankets and
warm sweaters are wrapped around each body. Watching the beautiful snow fall is
enticing. It captures the viewers' interest, and one can be comforted by it for an hour or
more. This kind of weather is pure beauty, where it surrounds the private trees, bushes
and gardens. It's a whole new world; a get away.
Then, amidst the laughing and story telling, a period of quiet ensues. The
quietness of the snow falling, covering, hiding, has won once again. [continues]
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