We get snowstorms often here in Wisconsin, but tonight we are in the midst of a RAGING blizzard. House is creaking, wind is roaring loudly, snow is drifting into massive piles, covering vents and windows and doors and roads. We can't see across the street (or even see the street - the drifts are HUGE!). I feel like I need to send my husband out with a rope when he clears the massive drifts off of our heater/water/dryer vents every few hours - a rope so he can find the front door again! They say the strongest part is still to come after midnight, so I'll stand at the window with my herbal tea and mouth hanging open for a bit longer before tucking in with my boys, I'm sure.
I can't wait to see what the the light of morning brings as we start to (or should I say attempt to) dig ourselves out. We are definitely not going anywhere for awhile.
I hope all of you in this storm too are safe, warm, and cozy, enjoying it from the comfort of your home.
"Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the withered air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, and housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson