Wednesday, January 2, 2008

snow!!

We live in northeast Ohio, on the edge of the snowbelt. We frequently get what they call lake-effect snow, which causes great piles of the white stuff to accumulate quickly. Local news stations still think this is news - broadcasts are filled with radar images, weather alerts, and footage of snowplows and people wearing parkas and scarves up to their eyeballs. They go out into the elements for "man on the street" interviews, asking, "How do you feel about the weather?" The most common answer (accompanied by a shrug) is: "Eh. This is winter in Cleveland."

My neighborhood verges on Norman Rockwellian prettiness the morning after a snowfall. With the sun out, everything sparkles bright and clean. People are out shoveling their walks for the mailman, rosy cheeked kids can be seen trudging down the street, cutting through drifts, carrying their sleds to the big hill behind the city hall. And if you're bold enough to peek at a neighbor's windows, you might be lucky enough to see a little cat named Fae...

(click to embiggen the tiny cat enjoying sunspot and snow)

10 comments:

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

Sounds nice.....

I would love to be snowed in with a special loved one.

Doesn'tsound like you are snowed in (g), but still sounds nice.
'cept for the shoveling part.

Breda said...

we'd have to have multiple feet of snow to actually get snowed in.

This snow is just decorative. =)

Mike W. said...

Looks like a nice little town Breda. Does Fae go out and play in the snow or is she strictly a housecat?

I hate snow and cold weather. If not for that I'd move to a more liberty-minded Northeastern or Western state ASAP.

falnfenix said...

i = jealous. i want snow!!

Breda said...

mike, all of our very pampered cats are indoor-only...but especially Fae. She is so tiny (smaller than the 5 month old kittens!) that it would be very dangerous for her.

Christina LMT said...

Brrrr. I moved out to Vegas to get away from snow, though it's pretty to look at!

You can keep it, but I'll take the cat...she's CUTE!

Breda said...

christina,

she really is the cutest of cute. We totally dote on her.

Jeffrey Quick said...

I grew up in the Thumb of Michigan, on Lake Huron, and I've seen very little Ohio weather that's impressed me. There was that one week in 92 or so when it was -20 for a solid week, and a several-foot dump around 97. Stuff like yesterday is just obnoxious. I only had to take 4" off the driveway; I could have driven on that. Precipitation tends to poop out just south of Parkman (just like it does in Berea), but 422 hadn't been hit hard.

TD said...

Hey, just wanted to thank you for all the kitty-care advice :-)

I'm a lifelong dog guy but this kitten is winning me over.

Breda said...

TD,

I knew he would, they are impossible to resist. Glad to help!