Update II: It’s snowing again! Maybe we’ll get a four-day weekend:)

Update: Local filmmaker Chance Shirley captures the event better than I could hope to:

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Original post:

So it’s not as catchy as stars falling here, but still a notable event. It also gives me an opportunity to subject you to snow pictures along with some snow-themed poetry that I subjected my fellow classmates to in those snow-filled days at GMU. Enjoy or don’t:)

First, some pics from my neighborhood (more after the jump):

Snow-limned tree in my neighbor's yard

Snow-limned tree in my neighbor's yard

Intrepid snow dogs Baxter (l) and Annie (r)

Intrepid snow dogs Baxter (l) and Annie (r)

I believe I wrote this in college, but evidently didn’t publish it til law school, when I should’ve known better:)

Snow

by yours truly

Crunching softly under my feet,
Frozen cotton litters the street
On the path, it whirls and slithers.
Touched by sun, it melts and withers.

It is snowing!

Flakes are blowing!

Here and there as they scurry on their way.

It’s over now (and the same goes for the snow) and it will be awhile before i subject you, gentle readers, to more (i have more than you want to know).

First published in George Mason University School of Law’s creative journal, “the scrivener,” vol. III, no. 1 – spring 2005.

The ole homestead got a fine new cap

The ole homestead got a fine new cap

Yellowing of the snow

Baxter showing the snow who's boss

Looking down the street

Looking down the street

Dogwood bearing snow

Dogwood bearing snow

Intrepid Pups 2: the seemingly interminable wait (to go back inside)

Intrepid Pups 2: the seemingly interminable wait (to go back inside)

What we've got here is snow on a branch!

What we've got here is snow on a branch!

Alright, kids, enough sweetness and light and puppies. Back to blocks of rant-filled text shortly…


4 Responses to “Snow fell on Alabama”  

  1. 1 Joshua Wiley

    Tom: I remember when you wrote that! It does seem like a long time ago.

  2. 2 tom

    A decade seems to pass quickly until you look back on it:)

  3. 3 Christa

    I’m impressed!

  4. 4 tom

    Thanks Christa!

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