The photo you see above was taken inside a Starbucks I frequent in one of my favorite areas of Philly, Old City. And that's where I was today (Sunday) on my day off, when I witnessed our first snowfall. I had heard on Saturday that it might snow, but since this has been the weirdest, and mean WEIRDEST winters of all time, weather wise, I didn't hold much stock in the prediction. I know 99% of the population is beyond happy that this winter has felt more like a cool summer rather than a typically cold winter, but to me it's been quite annoying because on Christmas day the temperature was in the high 70's, which was only a few degrees cooler than where my brother Tom lives in Florida. I actually saw people wearing shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. ON CHRISTMAS DAY. I mean the primary reason I moved back to the northeast was to experience four distinguishable seasons. But apparently that's no longer going to be happening. Nope. I think eventually there is just going to be ONE season, which will be different degrees of summer.
Anyway, enough about summer. Let's talk about winter!
IT SNOWED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yup, today while sitting in Starbucks (at about 12 noon) I looked out the window and saw a few snowflakes descending from the sky. Well...you should have seen my reaction. I almost screamed out loud with joy. But instead of making a complete fool of myself, I grabbed both my Canon camera and Smartphone and RAN outside to take pictures. OMG, I did everything but throw myself on the pavement and roll around in the snow like a happy dog. And had it been a deeper snow, you better believe I would have.
I mean come on, even those of you who don't care for winter or snow have to admit that the first snowfall is MAGICAL, am I right?
For the next two hours I walked all over the lower part of Philadelphia and took pictures, while smiling and giggling. I even stuck out my tongue and tried to catch a few snow flakes. And every person on the street who walked passed me, I would say, "Isn't the snow BEAUTIFUL? Isn't the snow BEAUTIFUL? Isn't the snow BEAUTIFUL?" I literally could not stop smiling. I felt drunk with giddiness!
The only bummer about the day was that the snow didn't last long. Later that afternoon, the snow turned into rain and melted away the white stuff. But hey, at least I got to see some S-N-O-W.
Here, take a look...
Now, what I'm REALLY looking forward to are a few snowfalls (blizzards) like we had two years ago.
Kind of like this...
Have a grrrrrreat week, y'all!
P.S. And yes, you're not just seeing things, I have new blog template. You know me, once a year I have to do a complete blog make-over. Hope you enjoy this one...x