We’ve had quite a lot of snow falling in Leavenworth today, and at Snowgrass Lodge. Kids flocked to the sledding hill, cars drove more carefully (but slipped around anyway), and people relished the sudden change, and its beautiful inconveniences.
The seasonal brrrr always makes you appreciate that warm chai or rich latte indulgence just a little more. The turning-wet snow may end up a raining mess, whether it's falling from the sky or slopping around in the streets, but it also also brings out those brightly-colored umbrellas and the foresighted people who wield them--people who show us that all types of snow can be fun if you bring your umbrella next time...
We did know winter was coming. (We always know winter is coming.) But when it inevitably does, it’s still somehow a surprise.
So here’s to surprises that kick us out of our usual ways of doing things, six inches of snow at a time.