Tuesday morning we woke to the sight of gently falling snow – a vision we have not seen much of this winter. It had snowed during the night, and our world was covered in a blanket of white. My first view as I stepped out of our apartment building was the branches of the trees. It looked so beautiful – almost like a fairytale.
As I walked to the subway station, I admired views I had seen before (but not this winter). This is the first proper snowfall we have had this year and I have missed seeing our environment covered in white. Grey is so dull and that is all we have seen this winter season.
As I walked down the road, I enjoyed the feel of the softly falling snow and admired the sights around me. The snow had not been dirtied yet, nor had it been turned to slush from trampling feet and moving cars.
After my train ride, I walked a little in the suburbs where the snow had been untouched by pedestrians.
I arrived early at my destination and I could not resist walking a little more before going indoors.
As always, my eye was drawn to the beauty of the snow-covered trees. I liked especially the silver birch tree in front of someone’s home.
The snow continued through the night and into Wednesday morning. I admire the beauty of a white winter but I know we will pay the price when the snowfall stops and the temperatures drop.
Do you enjoy walking in the snow?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk. Head on over to her place and go for walks around the world.)