Sunday, December 20, 2009
Christmas in Grandin Village, 2009
Roanoke's largest snowfall in a lot of years--nearly 20 inches in spots, generally around 16, though--brought out the best of us (recreation) and the worst (driving, parking, digging out).
This one was an almost debilitating snow for about 18 hours until warmer temperatures started to melt some of the snow, but we're looking for that to freeze tonight and give us the devil of a time getting to work tomorrow.
This was an especially beautiful and cruel snow, taking the life of my friend Ann Masters (read below) and putting a heavy black cloth over the Christmas of a number of people. Still, a snow like this is undeniably beautiful and in this region, it most often is gone before we tire of it.
In Grandin Village, where I live, this snow and this season are almost Rockwell-esque. And I like it like that.