“I want it to snow and snow…”

“It’s snowing! It’s snowing!”

Really? I waited for a few seconds, and looked very, very carefully. There! On my sleeve, was that a snowflake? Yes! And then another and another. Snowing? Maybe.

“See? It’s snowing! It’s snowing!”

“Well, there are some flakes falling from the sky, so, yes, it’s snowing!”

“Yes! Can we build a snowman?”

“Erm, let’s wait, see how much snow falls…”

“I want it to snow and snow and snow!”

Several hours later.

“When will it actually begin to, you know, pile up?”

“Maybe overnight. We’ll check it out tomorrow, ok?”

“And build a snowman?”

“And build a snowman!”

It snowed and snowed! A bit.

The following day.

We built snow caves for our toy wolves. We re-enacted the plane crash from “Hatchet” (yes, the story takes place in high summer, but if you’re pretending to be a small bush plane crashing in the northern wilderness, snow is ideal for a soft landing – I mean, crash) and we built a snowman.

We also created a scene showing Brian being bitten by a swarm of mosquitoes, and this seemed a very strange thing to be doing in swirling snow. The results looked like something from a Nordic noir crime scene:

A boy covered in mosquitoes? If you squint…

The next day.

“Can we go inside now? I’m cold. We could stay indoors, read some more of the book. I don’t like snow that much. Is it going to rain tomorrow? I like the rain!”

“Would you like it to rain and rain and rain?”

“I like the snow!”

It has rained. Rain. Rainy-sleet. Sleety-rain. Snow. Snow-rain. Rain-snow. Back to rain. Then more rain. Brian washed away.

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunshine and snow

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

25 thoughts on ““I want it to snow and snow…””

  1. Aw. This took me back to my first snows; quite a few winters ago now. Now I pray, please don’t snow, please don’t snow…


    1. Haha, we’ve had so much rain that the snow was a very pleasant interlude. I’d have been very happy with a few more snowy days, but no, it’s been all rain since the snow days!


      1. We had rain-snow-rain, so now the world is an ice rink, with another storm heading our way. Trade ya!


    1. Haha, the kids here were desperately hoping for a snow day, but the buses ran! Then, the next day, school was closed post blizzard due to the power being out, but all the snow had washed away. Poor kids!


  2. Poor Brian, eaten by mosquitoes in the snow. Poor Brian, getting washed out by the crazy rain. But happy Scout, no matter what the weather does. And OldPlaidCamper, may he get the snow he so deserves!


    1. Thanks, Walt! We’ve had so much rain the past few weeks that the snow was an absolute delight, even if it does catch some west coasters off guard. Sadly, it didn’t stick, but the kids – all ages – are hoping for more before winter is through…


    1. Haha, yes, there’s snow and then there’s snow! Like you, I miss the snow sometimes, but I’ve a youth trip lined up for Mt. Washington soon, so all will be well! Weather permitting…


  3. Loved the story and wonderful sunshine and snow photos (not quite sure about that scary Nordic crime scene, but love the snow along the harbor)! We finally have beautiful winter scenery and Harper is enjoying running through the snow, but she hates the little snowballs in her fur and hasn’t joined Scout as a true fan of snow yet. I almost forgot what winter was like and it looks like a winter coat may actually be required this week! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend and more sunshine!


    1. Sunshine and snow? Both a fond and very distant memory! It’s been back to non-stop rain after that quick blast of winter. I think things are far more wintry out your way, and very pretty it looks too.

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  4. It snowed here too. Got some skiing in, then the rains came. Then snow. Then rain. Rinse, repeat. Then today it snowed. More skiing. More snow tonight. Yeah, I like the snow.


    1. Thanks, Jet! Yes, poor old Brian, he really is put through the wringer in “Hatchet” isn’t he? The story is one that every child I’ve read it with has enjoyed. They love the mosquito attacks, and the moose attack, and the skunk, and the bear, and all the misery Brian endures. It’s a great tale! The author wrote a sort of sequel or alternate extended ending, where Brian remains in the woods deep into winter and finds ways to survive. Very Canadian!

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