Bonuses Like a Sunday Morning with Snow

February 9, 2014

Snowy Sunday morning at Green Lake, Seattle

Snowy Sunday morning at Green Lake, Seattle

Yes
by William Stafford

It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon.  It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.

It could, you know.  That’s why we wake
and look out — no guarantees
in this life.

But some bonuses, like morning,
like right now, like noon,
like evening.

Even those of us who had to work this morning — like I did — enjoyed the unexpected bonus of a winter wonderland outside our windows.  I’m too much of a wuss to drive in the snow, so I walked to work.  I like that snow slows me down.  I think other people were sleeping in this morning because the path around Green Lake was relatively quiet.  Let me take you along on my walk.

Neighborhood street

Neighborhood street

Snowy path along Green Lake

Snowy path along Green Lake

 

February snow.  Sunday morning at Green Lake

February snow. Sunday morning at Green Lake

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"A snow day, in the simplest sense, is a day a child spends outside normal time." -- Adam Gopnik

“A snow day, in the simplest sense, is a day a child spends outside normal time.” — Adam Gopnik

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4 Responses to “Bonuses Like a Sunday Morning with Snow”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    The competition is officially over. That photo with the centered sepia tree surrounded by the smaller blue-black-coated-with-white trees? That’s my favorite winter photo of the year, from anyone, from anywhere.

    The poplars are exquisite. Actually, all of that looks pretty good. Winter’s easier to take when it’s pretty now and then.

  2. Gretchen Sand Says:

    And these photos remind me of the things I love about winter snow. Thank you Rosemary


  3. […] in My Journal,” “Things the Wind Says,” “The Dream of Now,” “Yes,” and “An Afternoon in the Stacks.”  Stafford was born in Kansas, but he lived […]


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