Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland !

" Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland. "

We woke up today to a magical world outside !
Lawns, vehicles and houses were covered with a thick layer of snow, there was a considerable chill in the air
and streets had a deserted look.
Snow in Dallas is generally a-once-a-year event.
Snow several times a year with extreme cold temperatures is quite rare.

As I drove to work, I took in the sights and realized that the snow had transformed my ordinary
world into something quite mystical and pristine.
Bare trees were adorned with loads of snow and had an other wordly feeling to them.
The rooftops of houses were blanketed lightly with snow, giving them a look of cozy comfort.
People you met urged you to drive carefully and to stay warm.

As is often the case, we generally tend to focus on the negative aspects - the outcome of being able to think, I guess -
about possible accidents , about the inconvenience , about delays , about horrible traffic.
But we should try and suspend that predisposition to dwell on disaster. Its too beautiful out there to ignore !
So enjoy what nature has graciously bestowed on you ( I would probably be singing a different tune had I been
residing in any of the northern states ;-) ).
Dress warmly and go build a snowman , have snow fights with your children.
Snuggle under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate or a delicous bowl of soup.
Listen to romantic melodies or watch a movie :)

Enjoy this day because tomorrow will bring other moments and today will be gone in the blink of an eye.

Keep warm and savour what the day brings !


  1. Oh Chaya!good to see your post after a long break. I know the weather is so different here.Hope u can enjoy it to the fullest.

  2. @Springbird : I know ...its been a while since I last posted...I need to write more :)

  3. oh my! While I was reading this, I felt like I was there...Well written chhaya! Welcome back! Keep them coming...

  4. Hi......Chhaya......
    What a wonderful post.... I was so looking forward to reading your write so beautifully.....please write more often..... trust you to romantise the weather and turn it into mystic enid blyton kind of way :))
    Love your positively....... Thanks for sharing that.....hope some positively rubs on me too.....

  5. @Arathi - Thank you :)
    @Rujuta - Thank you very much ! Your encouragement means a lot :) I will try to post more frequently. Did you read Enid Blytons when you were younger ? I did too ! But I am sorely disappointed that public libraries here in the US dont seem to carry them !

  6. That's a wonderful click...i love snow!

  7. I take that back ...I found several Enid Blyton favourites in my local library and am going to re-read all of them (yay !! )

  8. I grew up on a staple diet of Enid Blyton...and have lovely childhood memories associated with reading her books :))
    Btw....there was a typ in my earlier comment......I meant positivity.......

  9. Hi Chaya. Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice compliment. More than that, I am happy to meet another DFW blogger. So far, I know only two more.

    Wasn't the snow wonderful this year? Though after it snowed the third time,somewhere at the back of my mind I kept thinking, "this is what we get for global warming". But since you said to think positive, It was wonderful. :)

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