season’s first

December 7, 2009 at 12:30 am (frosty fun, picture post, the continuing adventures of Superpuff)

“When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds.”

-Animal Crossing: Wild World

The weekend brought with it the season’s first snowfall, to the sheer delight of the lady fair. Nothing can be more magical than waking to a world trimmed all in white and shimmer.
Flakes fell thickly, and we delighted in catching the icy bits on our tongues, while it caught us on our faces and tangled all into lashes before vanishing away again.
Snow tastes ‘yummy,’ according to the Puff, and at every opportunity she sampled another delectable glove-full of the stuff…
. . . always willing to share her treats with others – especially when it falls from the sky like manna!
Where we live, winter’s first snow seems only to last for a moment. . . we got from it what we knew we could in the fleeting time before the thaw. One icy weekend will have to be enough until we are visited again.
The traditional and tiny first-snow-man stands guard over our house, warning all who pass that Silly lives here. . .
Made on the afternoon of the second day, we loved him for little over an hour until his blueberry buttons began to fall, one by one onto the noon-baked pavement. He stands still, more or less, a single arm and a scarf on a brave little heap of slush and holly – refreezing in this midnight hour.  By Monday afternoon he will have melted all away – along with our weekend fun. . .
A very confused baby-Puff is pictured below trying to figure out what exactly is going on. . .these images are from the first snow that fell during her tiny little lifetime. She wasn’t so very sure about it. This season marks the Wee Puffy One’s THIRD first snow. This time, she had been awaiting the event for weeks.

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