On Christmas day we woke to a light sprinkling of snow on the ground. The whitening of the world did not last long. Mid-morning, the scene was dull brown once again.
But two days later, the world was winter-white. We were drawn to walk outside for a bit where we enjoyed the fresh, cool air and the pristine look of the world.
The park was not completely covered with snow, but what there was added an extra dimension to the place.
The snow had covered everything. From rocks, to plants, to ground, to trees. The ground was just waiting to be disturbed by the laughter and play of children.
The Holiday planters received a new look – a look that suited them well. As did the fir trees that line the park.
Benches that line the road for weary walkers, or for friends to sit and meet, were no longer in use. They will wait patiently until the warmer weather encourages people to use them again.
I hope you enjoyed the walk in our neighbourhood after our first snowfall. It has snowed a little since, refreshing the covering on our ground. We still wait, though, for the snowstorms that will bring more inches of white and a population of snowmen.
What weather did you experience two days after Christmas?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012