PHOTOS & BRIEF ESSAY BY MARY RICHE
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 9, 2024 — Snowed in and loving it. Chocolate chip cookies in oven. Fire blazing in fireplace. Chanter practice will begin soon. Life is very good for us septuagenarians who continue to be blissed out!
Here’s a look in photos of the 8 or more inches of snow around our place, just west of downtown in the capital city. It was a storm that let a lot of us across the state take a nice break at home.
Just before dawn.
Early dawn and the pinwheel glow from the landscape light.
Visual measurement of snowfall.
That deep on a stair railing along the patio steps.
Another angle to measure inches of snow.
This close-up suggests 8 to 10 inches!
It was like balls of cotton sprouted from the trees!
Snow heavy on these branches and stairs up to a garden area.
He’s writing on his laptop and multi-tasking as he waves to me. (This is my favorite photo from today!) Note the rustic light hanging from the rooftop, and please don’t miss the retractable clothesline attached to the house. I consider this retractable line essential to any home I’ve lived in; is there anything better than air-dried sheets?
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