wonder and weather reports.

December 9, 2009

i was going to turn these gratuitous shots of snow into a my downtown post, but it turns out i have too much to say, and i’m not really blogging according to my regularly scheduled programming right now anyway.snow5i woke up this morning to a blanket of fresh white snow and my twenty-five year old heart nearly stopped beating. suddenly i was seven years old again, running up the stairs to the loft to peer out of the attic windows at my neighborhood, transformed. i don’t care how much you might hate dealing with a winter of snow and ice, there is nothing as beautiful as a fresh snow fall in the early morning. the way the light inside changes, and how you know, before even opening a curtain, that something is changed. the way the street looks, all white, with no tire tracks. the way the tree branches hang, droopy under the weight of the snow. wonder.snow2 snow4 snow1as far as i’m concerned, these early morning moments are as good a reason as any never to check the weather report.snow6snow3wishing you all cozy days. i promise i’ll be coming back soon. just one more week left now.

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31 Comments

  • Reply Brit December 9, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I'm so jealous! The snow looks beautiful..!

  • Reply doebmom December 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    lovely! it's a square dance, isn't it? Here near the sea it is pouring rain, so, as for me, I shall go driving to the snowflakes…

  • Reply olivia rae December 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    unbelievably gorgeous!!! i am so jealous, i haven't seen snow in SO long!

  • Reply Ink Obsession Designs December 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Wow! Beautiful shots!!

  • Reply naturally nina December 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    as usual, a beautiful post. i woke up with the same wonder this morning! it was so quiet… that's usually my first sign that it snowed. 🙂 anyway, best of luck with finals and end of the year stuff. 🙂

  • Reply blue moss December 9, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    so so pretty…..hope this week goes well 🙂

  • Reply Emily December 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I woke up to a similar surprise this morning!! So pretty and magical – helping me to get into the Christmas spirit! Good luck with finals!

  • Reply The Lil Bee December 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    This made me smile:)

  • Reply Stacey December 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    gorgeous, what a beautiful thing to wake up to

  • Reply our little love nest December 9, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful! So wishing for snow!! xo

  • Reply The Novelista Barista December 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    looks so much nicer than what we got in new york!

  • Reply Julia (Color Me Green) December 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    i love that change in the light too! all this snow talk is making me wish for snow when i go upstate this weekend.

  • Reply D&D December 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    your street looks heavenly.

  • Reply Rachel December 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Gorgeous! Makes me jealous (although I'm a hothouse flower due to growing up in SoCal and I would probably die in the snow).

  • Reply annette December 9, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I missing snow. We haven't had any yet here in the Seattle area. Thank you for these beautiful pictures! You have such a beautiful touch with your lense.

  • Reply cindy December 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    i love your snow shots, especially the third one.

  • Reply Erin December 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    thank you, friends! glad you love the snow, too. sorry to report that it's mostly melted what with lots of rain this afternoon, but it makes me all the more grateful for staying awake this morning to watch it! xo.

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea December 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    these photos are so gorgeous and they are making me envious! I love the way you described the snow too…. seeing it in the morning really can make your heart leap!

  • Reply Robin December 10, 2009 at 12:43 am

    oh happy snow! your photos are beautiful and make me miss snow (but not the cold). 🙂 hope your last week of school/finals goes well!

  • Reply Denise December 10, 2009 at 1:02 am

    The first snow…I love the way it rests on the leafless tree branches. So beautiful. I'm missing my years of living where it snows, especially the experience of seeing the first snow of the year.

  • Reply Sum December 10, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I. love. this. SNOW.

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau December 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

    beautiful post dear erin…where are you again? i want to move there. to your street.

  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong December 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Prettttttty! Good luck finishing upi your studies. You're on the home stretch, friend.

  • Reply KAJA JEAN December 11, 2009 at 12:37 am

    that was so beautiful! i can't wait until it snows in my city!

  • Reply Diana December 11, 2009 at 2:11 am

    my gosh! these are beautiful photos!

  • Reply Wendy December 11, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Your photos are gorgeous!

    We are completely snowed under here and in the deep freeze. It is all about thick tights, cozy scarves, lots of cuppas and fleece sheets! While the roads are layered with ice and snow, it is a gorgeous ride to work! I hope you get some more flakes to take lovely shots of!

  • Reply knack December 11, 2009 at 2:53 am

    such gorgeous, gorgeous shots!!

    xo

  • Reply Laura Trevey December 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    let it snow… let it snow…
    let it snow…

    yay! love these!

  • Reply onesilentwinter December 13, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    oh how is do love snow in the city! you made me miss it!(providence)

  • Reply Giovanna December 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    These are beautiful!

  • Reply Kristin December 15, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Sigh. If only I could look out my door and see that!

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