Growing older, snowstorms went from having that “snow-day” feeling, to having a more serious, even dangerous reputation in the Catskills, with the most recent storm being no …
Growing older, snowstorms went from having that “snow-day” feeling, to having a more serious, even dangerous reputation in the Catskills, with the most recent storm being no different.
Schools close, roads are salted, and inches of snow accumulate on the front porches and car rooftops, but the work still needs to be done. “What a cold, bitter hindrance” someone might note on the winter-time weather blues, just trying to get to their jobs and back home.
This week, some parts of the county received over seven inches of snow – a gift that keeps on giving. New York State declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the storm Tuesday night.
Although the area did not encounter the fury of the monster “Nor’easter” that was seen in other parts of the region, Sullivan County got its fair share of this March madness. However, with caution in mind, the snowy surroundings sometimes make for an excuse to play like a kid once again.
Of course, when the storm is in the middle of its tempers and rages, stay inside and off the roads as much as possible. But that is the reassuring thing about snow...you don’t have to drive to see it because it lands any and everywhere.
Thinking with your “toboggan noggin” you can remember and act on the golden memories from a childhood experienced not too long ago. Sledding, snowshoeing, snow angels, and so much more are available throughout the county, like an adventure just waiting to be found.
The springtime of youth can live on, even thrive, in any season, environment, temperature, as long as the heart desires it so. That “winter wonderland” feeling still waits patiently for the recollection of those who wish to keep the fireplace of their younger days ablaze.
That being said, don’t forget to put the stress down every now and again, pick your head up in a proud manner you used to do before the world got cold, and stick your tongue up to the sky…you just might catch an old dream just before it melts.
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