A Storybook, Covered in Snow

I woke up this morning to a world blanketed in snow — 30 inches of it.

The silence is incredible, and has a strange way of muting me and my entire day. I made it out and took some shots with a crummy point and shoot. Downtown Annapolis looks even more charming than usual, a forgotten era, a old England on the east coast. Like a storybook, covered in snow.

As I was stumbling across my front yard, snow up to my knees, shovel-carrying men offering a clean walkway, I realized that, for all my mixed feelings about this town, I will miss it when I leave this summer. I always do. And it is always the seasons at their highest peaks that capture a place and what I will miss about it — the cicadas vibrating on a sweltering day, autumn collapsing and covering the streets, the near silence of placing my foot in two and a half feet of untouched snow.

Front of apartment

Church Circle at dusk

Yes, those are cars

This lovely Laura Marling song won’t stop playing in the background of my mind.

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1 Response to “A Storybook, Covered in Snow”


  1. 1 geotraveler February 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Wow. I think the buried cars says it all. It does look like a storybook setting though.


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Simone Gorrindo is a freelance journalist, poet, and travel writer who can't stay put.

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