5.08.2013

snow

ahhhh snow...

some people hate it. i LOVE it. i mean, seriously, i can't get enough of it!

until about five years ago, i'd never lived any place that had 'real snow'. the first time i experienced it, it was magic and i was a kid again. i mean, fairies and gnomes and unicorns must live among sparkling snowflakes.

and that's another thing, i had no idea it sparkled. truly, the stuff sparkles...
and it clings to and blankets everything...
and, well, this...
 
 

our 'back yard'
 
 
how could i not be inspired by this stuff?! snow shows up in one form or another in the majority of my manuscripts.
 
i think - *i think* - we've had our last snow of the season. i'll miss it, but have to admit, even this snow lover is ready for a little sunshine.
 
how about you? any particular weather keep making appearances in your stories?
 
 


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26 comments:

  1. Oh, you will like my book then! (CROWN OF ICE -- retelling of the Snow Queen). I had to come up with so many ways to describe snow, ice, etc... I was constantly searching for variations!

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    1. Oooh, you had me at Snow Queen, lol! I'm intrigued...

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  2. I like writing about snow (and since all my books so far are set in Maine it always makes an appearance). But fog is my favorite :)

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    1. Ooh fog. I haven't ventured into fog yet.

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    2. Well, be careful when you do, it's very easy to get lost ;)

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  3. I like the idea of snow much more than its actual presence. :)

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    1. I think you're in good company there. ;)

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  4. I do love snow, it's just that we get a potential 8 months of the stuff. But in the last years, not near enough, and we need every drop of moisture we can get this year. It's lovely when it lays thick and creamy on the trees, ground and mountains!

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    1. Hey Julie, I do believe we're in the same state, so yeah, this year's especially been pretty wonky, but I still LOVE it!!! And yes, my little garden needs the moisture for sure :)

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  5. I also adore snow, especially making snow angels. Sadly we don't get much in Hong Kong! But I did endure the biggest snowstorm for 60 years while I was living in Beijing, which completely shut down the capital. It was a bit of a hassle after a week but it was glorious. Wandering through the ancient hutongs covered with snow was simply amazing!

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  6. Heat quite often features in my writing but that might be because my first novel is partly set in Greece and my new WIP takes place in Tanzania and Zanzibar. I do love the snow but when it does snow in the UK everything grinds to a halt. It does make everything look so beautiful though.

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    1. That's how it was growing up in TX Kate, snow pretty much shut down the city! Great settings for your novels!

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  7. I've rarely seen snow. Maybe twice in my whole life? Once when I travelled to England, and once in New Zealand. Awesome stuff when it has freshly fallen.

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    1. It is indeed. Thanks for stopping by Lynda!

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  8. Oh, gosh. Snow is not my favorite thing in the world, probably because I am the worst snow driver you will ever meet. EVER. Fall and summer both make appearances in my stories pretty often, but in a WIP that I am planning, there's going to be a lot of fog, which I'm really looking forward to.

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    1. I don't think you're alone on the 'not so cool with snow' opinion! ;) Fog sounds super cool to write about.

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  9. Funny, all my stories are set in summer. I just realized that. LOL.I'm a transplant to the south and like to read about snow. It is gorgeous, taken many nice photos myself, but I don't care to drive or live in it anymore!

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    1. And a lot of mine begin in the Fall :)

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  10. Nice! Snow is so cool, we don't have much of it (actually NONE of it) where I live, but it looks really pretty when I see it on TV : )

    Cool, breezy weather comes up quite a bit in the stories that I write. I think this is because even though I'm from the part of Louisiana that's hotter than Ryan Gosling posing for one of those "Hey Girl" pics I'm kind of anemic & always chilled. So, because I'm an egomaniac I suppose, I also want my characters to walk around slightly chilled, tightening their sweaters around them as a breeze blows by.
    Okay, enough rambling from me : ) Enjoyed your post as always!

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    1. Nah, I enjoy your rambling. And the Ryan Gosling comment..lol!

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  11. I like snow...from November until February. Then, I'm pretty much done! :) Thunderstorms and fog often show up in my stories. However, the next one I'll be starting will have plenty of snow.

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    1. I hear ya! We just had our last snow on May 1st! Super bizarre...

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  12. Oooh--I LOVE the snow! When it blankets this grimy city in inches of sparkling magic--I glow along with it, and feel like a kid. My family does snow dances to bring it on, if it's looking iffy. LOVE LOVE LOVE snow! But i ready for the sunshine, too--I love my sunshine! :)

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  13. I love snow, too, though we have to travel miles and miles to get to it. One day, I would love to have a white Christmas! I often write about cloudy overcast days. What does that say about me??!

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