Appreciate a Snow Storm

If you have no need to use roads or sidewalks, you may find much to appreciate about a snow storm. Which of these can you appreciate about snow storms?

  • The sense of quiet and tranquility that occurs when snow covers everything
  • Recreational opportunities such as sledding and building snow people
  • Opportunities for some nice photographs

Certainly, there can be too much of a good thing. Let’s just talk about those times when we’ve found a happy medium.

Quiet Bridge

When I think of bridges, it’s not the spectacular tributes to human ingenuity that first come to mind. It’s the small bridges surrounded by greenery that I see. There is something quiet and inviting about them. They seem to be waiting for me to stroll across them.

Purple Pepper Eater

Once upon a time there was a “one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater” which came to Earth because he wanted to be in a rock ’n’ roll band.

I said, “Mr. Purple People Eater what’s your line?”

He said, “Eating purple people, and it sure is fine.

But that’s not the reason that I came to land.

I wanna get a job in a rock ’n’ roll band.”

-Sheb Wooley

You may have heard this song. What you probably didn’t know is that he brought a pet with him. His pet is a Purple Pepper Eater. It’s similar to what we call a dragonfly. Instead of eating purple people, the pet eats purple peppers and has no desire to be in a rock ’n’ roll band.


Even though people call me a weaver, I think of myself as a skilled architect. I build large, grassy nests that contain several rooms. I line the exterior of my nest and the area around the entrance with thorny twigs. This discourages predators.