And how about this ‘mini-snow pile’ on an outdoor seating area at a rooftop venue I visited during my event? Okay, so maybe I got just a little photo-snapping happy about the weather conditions during my stay in St. Louis. But again, have I mentioned that I live in Florida? I liken my affection to seeing snow to that of what Northerners feel when they visit us here in the South every winter – sunshine – yeah! And in truth, the other side to this story is that I grew up in Michigan, so for the first 21 years of my life, aka ‘Act I’, snow played a starring role each and every winter. And except for the constant shoveling. . . and scraping off cars before you could go anywhere. . . and dealing with snow tires. . . and having to wrap up entirely head to toe just to make it to the mailbox. . .and all those other minor inconveniences that you deal with when you live in snow-bound areas, well, winter was a welcome site to me. So, how did I end up living happily ever after in the Sunshine State? Suffice it to say, that was a detour that deserves it’s own blog!
But one thing I know for sure – for me, snow really is beautiful, calming and brings me to my happy place, albeit from a different time and era in my life. Great memories? You betcha. Would I want to live up North again? Honest answer – not so much.
Which brings me to the best part about living in Florida. When you travel, no matter what temperature or weather conditions you encounter on your journey, the sun is always shining when you return to this state. And that, my friends, is why I able to fall in love with seeing snow again during my recent visit to St. Louis.
And, just for grins, here’s another photo I snapped on that trip of a different kind of snowflake. This one also put a big smile on my face, and I’m guessing it will for you, too.