Following Mother Nature’s Orders

Snowy-Night

It’s a whirlwind outside, the specs of freezing white snow, aggressively thrusting against one another, swirling in mid-air. The bare branches crack and whine when the harsh wind barrels down its force upon the trees. The streets are desolate, no pedestrians in sight. The dense snow collecting on the ground is glowing in contrast to the saturated night sky. For a few hours the earth seems still. Perhaps, nature’s way of demanding us to pause a moment, and slow things down. We all seem to have obliged. Although, not without first frantically rushing through the sliding glass doors of the store to stock up on various ingredients for a home style meal or two, and some sweet treats. Similar in our preparations for a holiday, the children will surely rush to their windows in the morning, hoping to be amazed.

The anticipation of what to expect has been buzzing through every radio and television station, every social media news feed page and every person in line at your local gas station and grocery store. Words like, “Record Breaking,” “Historic,” and “Accumulations” have warned us to gather with loved ones and hunker down for shelter.

While sitting in the silence of the vicious snowy downfall, the occasional yellow siren flickers through the windows, a reminder of the people who are there for us, always prepared to dig us out. Through our community and within our families we unite to bear the frost and bitter cold of Mother Nature on this winter’s night, just as she intended.

Photo Credit : http://piktiva.com/snowy-night-cieszyn-poland/

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13 thoughts on “Following Mother Nature’s Orders

    • I have never been to South Dakota. The news speculated “Record Breaking” and then it fell through on its promise. No surprise there. The weather people need to get their sh*t together and stop causing people to freak out. I want ACCURACY!! (That was a complaint just for you!) LOL Thank you for taking the time to read!!

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  1. No need to ever go there. It is a desolate place filled with snow and bitterness. Isn’t it sad that even in Snowsasters, there is still bitterness when records can’t be broken? I get bitter because even when there is tons of snow I have to come in because I’m from South Dakota where we were forced to drive in that stuff and no one else around here can.

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