there was some snow

January 13, 2015 |  Category:   life seasonal








Snow never fails to excite people at first snowfall. It’s like we forget what a punishment last year felt like when we got pounded by storm after storm and piles of dirty old snow on the ground was normal. But I guess winter isn’t really winter without the snow, or as my kid puts it, snow makes winter more fun.


There was at least an inch of snow on the ground by the time I walked the kids to school Friday morning. Usually I turn around, head right home and either get ready for the office commute or make a pot of coffee on the days that I’m home. That day, in a sudden impulse, I continued on to the park. It’s like one of those things where if the traffic light had not changed green I probably would have turned around. There’s nothing quite like seeing the park when it’s still snowing, when it’s your footprints that are making the first imprints on the snow. So quiet. And when the sky is swirling with white, it’s one of the only times you can step inside an almost monochromatic landscape.

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  • Chai Ling January 14, 2015 at 4:38 am

    have been following your blog since 2009. things change. i was a newly bride when i first found your blog and now i am a new mother to a 4mo. no matter how much things change, you still keep a top-notch blog. i love the way you see things and capture them. one day, if you write a book, i will definitely support! 5 i will buy, to keep, to give as a gift to close friends, to donate to library 🙂 always a big fan of sfd.

    • Jenna January 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Chai Ling, this comment means so much. Thanks for being such a long time reader, and congrats on your new baby! SO very exciting!

  • RebeccaNYC January 14, 2015 at 6:41 am

    so beautiful….until it’s not. But I too, think snow makes winter more fun and I just love waking up to a snowy day!

    • Jenna January 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      It does quickly move from beautiful to not rather quickly, doesn’t it?

  • Britta January 14, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  • Jane January 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I love looking at pictures of New York in the snow, and your pictures are beautiful.
    But, wow, it looks freezing!

  • Nick UK January 15, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Your pictures are always so beautiful

  • Remi January 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    “Monochromatic” as you say. Few people would think positively about such an adjective. I do. And I think it is the first time I found someone doing the same.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and pictures. I like the way you express things. I really do.

    • Jenna January 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      What a nice comment, thank you!

  • Vanessa January 18, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Less color, less noise, fewer people and cold in your nose!

  • Eugeniya January 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Jenna! I have found this blog recently but i too loved it! Wish you successful going along with it. Concerning snow, well… Here in Ukraine we used to have tough winters. Now with all this global warming or God knows what it is so unpredictable. There is a period of snow, frost, ice everywhere which than changes with rather warm period…What I am driving at, when it is warm and dirty (in winter) you are craving for Real winter-come on give me so me snow give me some ice give me some Frost and Cold for God’s sake!Ad then it comes..First, it is so beautiful and so exciting. Then actually it starts to drive you crazy – as it is freaking cold and slippery…So, beauty doesnot matter for you anymore..Thanks God, we had a beautiful wintery-like, cold New year and Christmas, but now it is a warm period.

  • Eugeniya January 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Sorry for too long for a post, just maybe it will be interesting to hear about our snow and winters. I also had the idea that you might be interested in a new iPhone photo app on; it is totally free and is useful for those who have accounts in all social networks and iPhones. Check it out- it will help to save your time! Again, good luck with the blog and everything!

  • Jill January 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    There’s just something about that first snowfall, isn’t there? I think my favorite part is the hush that falls over the city. Somehow the snow manages to muffle the sound, and void of all the reverberations of traffic and the bustle of the city, it’s just so quiet and lovely.

    I never feel more like a kid again than when it snows for the first time every year. xoxo