Another Day in Paradise

By: Joe Truini

The first day of winter arrived with a roar here in Connecticut, dumping 14 inches of snow over two days. I’m not complaining though, I love cold weather and there’s nothing more beautiful than a thick blanket of fresh white snow. I love the way it softens the landscape, and covers up the bare, brown ground.

During a slight lull in the snowstorm, my wife Marla and I went for a leisurely stroll around town. That’s Marla standing at the end of the driveway with our snow-covered street in the background.

Our town is ordinarily a pretty quiet place (population: 2,200), but it’s especially peaceful during a snowstorm. The only sound is snow crunching underfoot. Stop walking, and the only sound is the wind whistling through the bare trees.

Later that day, our son Chris went outside to romp around in the snow. He loves building stuff and it didn’t take him long to create this masterpiece: a 9-foot-tall snowman.

I’m sure we’ll have many more snowstorms over the next few months, as it’s not unusual for us to have snow on the ground until April, but for now, we’re enjoying the fact that it’s going to be a very white Christmas.

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    joe t. Says:
    March 7th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Chris,

    Glad you enjoy snow, too. It’s one of the very best parts of living in New England. I live in Roxbury, in Litchfield County, but I grew up in Wallingford! In fact, my mom still lives there. Small world, huh?


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    Scott Gardner Says:
    December 24th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Glad you’re getting a white Christmas!It’s a little warmer than that here…Tell Marla and the kids Hi form the sunny south.



  • Chris Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 8:05 am

    It’s nice to see someone who has the same outlook on snow as I do. I’m in CT to and think everything looks better with snow on it. Where in CT are you? I’m in Wallingford and I work in Killingworth.


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