Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard of 2010

So, here we are in the midst of a blizzard.  The wind is howling, and the snow is swirling about.  We've had about 5 inches of snow already, and the worst of it is yet to come.  I woke up this morning, and it really looked like nothing, and I seriously debated going to work, but my fear of falling won out.  And all I can say is "thank goodness sanity won out."  I'm not a young chicken anymore so a fall is out of the question  I just stepped out and shot  a few least I can take pictures of the snow.  My moon shots never come out. 

Lately there has been much talk of spring, the season of hope and of new beginnings....and here we are, right in the midst of a snowstorm.  But, that doesn't mean there is no room for hope.  There is always room for hope, for without hope, there is no life.  So, if you don't mind, along with my photos, I would like to share some quotes.  These were sent to me at Christmas.

"If you can give people the benefit of a doubt, then you still have hope."

"If you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope."  This one was a biggie for me yesterday and last night because I had to accept that a friend moved on, and I had to let go.  Clinging was selfish of me.

(Hubby's car)  Of course, he has already been out there twice cleaning it.

"If, when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile, you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase..."yeah...BUT.," then you still have hope."

"If you can see the good in others, then you still have hope."

"If the smile of a child can warm your heart, then you still have hope."

"If you look forward to a time and place of quiet and reflection, then you still have hope."

"If you can look to the past and smile, then you still have hope."

"If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that may have touched your life, then you still have hope."

"If the suffering of others fills you with pain and frustration, then you still have hope."

"Hope is such a wonderful thing,
something to be cherished and nurtured, and something that will refresh us in return.  And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places.


Stay warm and dry.  Spring will be here, I promise, for the circle of life continues to turn.


  1. good post Mary... I agree... it has very much been winter this year... We are reminded almost on a daily basis by the odds of weather... Yet I too feel spring in the air despite it all... It will come... eventually... stay warm and safe dear

  2. Snow Day! Enjoy the time off from work!

  3. Glad you stayed home safe and warm! I got to stay home today too. I'm not sure anyone could have payed me enough to out tromping around in that mess. lol

  4. A [weather] report is in, from the Big Apple! And quite a report it is!

    I had the news on at noon, to see how things were progressing around the country. Haven't had it on again.

    We got very little snow, compared to so many others. But I still worry about the coming wind. Loss of power is my always-worry in winter. Oh well, worry never helped anything.

    I should go make a [healthy] Quick Bread! And we'll have the soup my husband make earlier, when he gets home from work. [He's semi-retired]

    Stay warm and do not fall!!!!!!! No. No. No. So glad you stayed home today!


  5. I hope you stay safe and warm. Going to work isn't worth it, if it means you risk a fall or an accident!

    I love your quotes on hope. It the little things that get me through each day - and that's hope I believe.

  6. So much snow!It is time to have some hot cocoa and lots of fun! Hope is a precious gift some times! I am sorry about your friend.
    Brightest blessings*

  7. ~oh your town looks wonderful...ours is gloomy gray filled with rain for atleast the next five days...i hope you will be faflling is never a good thing...i loved all the quotes you shared today and the pictures!! may we always keep hope close at heart...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  8. Hope Springs Eternal.....
    And without all the white snow, we couldn't see the green in Spring(O:
    Stay inside safe, warm and full!

  9. The nice thing about blizzard is, that you have an excuse to stay in by the fire and drink hot chocolate.
    A wondeful post, Mary. :)