When it snows in Alabama it feels like magic.
The white stuff causes wonder and excitement like nothing else. We watch the snow as it falls and we pray that it “sticks”. Most of the time the ground is so warm around these parts that the snow melts as soon as it touches.
And it’s one of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen. Especially in the country. Where the cows are in the fields and the trees are big and the sheds and fences are covered with snow.
And the roads are closed because no one knows how to drive on snowy roads and we don’t have chains on our tires.
But we play in the snow because it may be the only snow we get for a few years. We build a snowman and ride garbage can lids down hills and have snowball fights.
Then we gather enough snow to make snow cream and eat it while we talk about how we hope the snow stays another day.
But it doesn’t take long for the magic to melt and we wait for it to come again.
Thank you Alex.
Looks spectacular. we don’t get snowfall here so it really sounds amazing
It’s a rare thing here. That’s part of what makes it so magical.
Is that so? I thought Alabama must be getting lots of snowfall!
Not at all. Our winters are usually very mild.
Great…That means you get to enjoy the weather!
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Thank you Tanja.
Lovely! Coming from a place with plenty of snow, it’s to forget the magic.
Thank you. I know in some places snow is an aggravating part of winter and the magic would be easy to forget.
I live in Southern Arizona so I know exactly what you mean. Once every 5 years or so we get a dusting of snow… and we always see it as magical. I will never forget one Christmas morning quite a few years ago we woke up to 4 inches of snow on the ground. The kids weren’t even interested in opening their presents… they were too occupied playing in the snow! It was gone by noon… but it was a White Christmas we will never forget! Nice image…
Thank you Galen. What a magical Christmas morning for your family!
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