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.