Everyone usually needs a place to destress and relax from their hectic lives, somewhere to loosen up. When I need to unwind, I head to Colorado. Although I truly love every part of the state, Durango is one of my most favorite places to visit. This calm town found in the southwestern part of the state close to the New Mexico border. My family usually stays in a secluded cabin somewhere off the beaten path, where we can take it easy, enjoy each other and make the best memorie. Some days during our trip I just appreciate sitting outdoors and capturing all the beauty and sounds of nature. Just before going outside I put on many layers to stay snuggly warm. However when I decide to brave the brutal winter air and step out onto the covered veranda, I am still shocked by the brisk winter air. The sheet of white almost blinds me, the fresh white powder covering all the mountains in the distance, frosting all the leaves on the trees like icing on a cake. When I look up I can detect an untouched layer atop the cabin roof and glass like icicles dangling from the edge. When the sun peeks out behind the fluffy clouds there is a sparkle that reflects off the pure white snow, it is completely beautiful. Stepping off the porch, I feel a massive gust of crisp wintry air and I hear a crunch when the top layer of crust breaks and I disappear through the layers of snow. Thank goodness I put on my fuzzy socks and insulated boots before I braved the freezing outdoor temperatures. No
Traveling is one of my family’s favorite things to do. The family has visited numerous places throughout the United States, however, none are as memorable as Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, there are many places to go and sights to see such as: Cola-cola factory, Cabbage Patch Kids Factory, Under Ground Mall, the Zoo, Atlanta Braves Stadium, Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, and the Atlanta Aquarium, are all in or near the city of Atlanta. The three that we visit on every trip to Atlanta are Six Flags, Stone Mountain, and the Atlanta Aquarium.
As I stepped out of the airport, followed by my family, I was unprepared for the snowfall and icy pavement that is so commonplace in January in Michigan. If I had thought enough about it, I would have worn winter boots on the plane and maybe brought my puffy white coat to block the wind. Instead, I stood shivering in brand new, pink ballet-flat shoes, while snowflakes filled my eyelashes.
As I stepped out of the exit door a frigid breeze almost made me an iceberg. I did not feel my hands, legs and it caused pain in my esophagus and ears similar to the pain which I had only experienced when I licked or swallowed ice-candies in India. But this condition was pacified by the “SNOW”. When in India I remember that my family once visited one of the states of India in the Himalayan region to experience snow. During my initial few months over here snow was a pleasure to watch and I didn’t understand the reason for everybody worrying about the snowy days. I felt it needless to worry about so soft, so white, so smooth snow until I had to drive in that not so smooth snow, clean not so soft and white snow and then get exhausted to wait for the so called SPRING.
I couldn’t wait to get to the powdery snow on the mountains. I love the feel of the freezing snow and the sound of the roaring wind going by me. But I had to drive to Colorado first on Friday. But when I got there I knew that I would have a good time.
It was early spring in New Conway, yet there was snow. We aren’t used to snow as much in Missouri, but out there in New Conway, it was a winter wonderland every single day. The small grains of snow sparkled in the bright, gleaming sun. My family, laced up their laces and clomped out the doors with their enormous long and somewhat heavy feet.
One big deep breath in, one big breath out. You sneeze. Gosh, you didn’t realize it at first, but it was freezing! You look at your surroundings. Snow? Aren't you underground? Heck! Isn’t it summer?! Logic
We arrived on the weekend and the ground surrounding our new home was clear, just dirt, not a single flake of snow to offset the brown expanse that stretched the distance from the small driveway to the cabin, and back into the woods. Winter was three weeks away and snow had not yet fallen. The disappointment at the absence of snow was clear on
A couple of hours later, we made our way our way back to camp. Our legs were tired, but our lungs were full of fresh winter air and our souls were fully re-charged with the sights, scents and sounds of nature. Share with us your experience in nature this winter through Facebook or
It is mine. The golden sun that shines and kisses the tops of my shoulders. The wisps of white clouds traveling within a baby blue sky. The gentle breeze that coils itself around my arms providing relief from the warming sun. The sapphire sea and its serene waves rolling gently out to shore onto the finely grained sand. It is all mine.
You let your hair fall loose once your shift was over. It was 4:00pm and dinner was beginning at the restaurant. You pulled your long, fluffed coat on and waved your fellow waitresses off. The coldness outside made your nose turn red almost instantly. There was no snow, just bitter coldness. You shoved your hands in your pockets as you
One morning, I woke up in my room, and pulled up the shades to see the ground covered in several blankets of snow from a snowstorm. I went downstairs, and made my breakfast, a typical bowl of cereal with orange juice and some toast. Before the meal, the length of this storm was my particular interest at the moment, so I looked up the weather. The outlook did not look too convincing to me, so I continued to eat my breakfast that seemingly felt like forever, due to my desire in the length of the storm. I consumed the last bits of toast that were left, and looked outside once again only to see what I saw the first time, thick layers of snow.
Snow is like a cotton candy because it’s fluffy and soft. From inside looking out how beautiful, white, and glistering snow falls to the ground. Like thoughts inside of one’s mind can't hear them, but you know they are there. Snow is cold at first but once it touches your body it melts. Snow can be icy and dangerous when its blizzard. Unique flakes of snowfall and one lonely snowflake landed on a fence. Bushes were delicately frosted; trees and rooftops were coated in snow. Animals were hiding hungrily in snow-dusted place and birds were scared to fly in the frosted sky. People wrapped their body with very thick clothes like hats, scarves and thick-winter jackets. Some people go outside to do outdoor activities like ice skating, snowboarding,