my Tahoe winter dream – Allie Lilio

my Tahoe winter dream

Tahoe.  Wow.  I had no idea how much I would love this place.  Growing up I always loved the heat, the summer, the sun and the beach.  I always stayed away from the snow because it was cold and uncomfortable but as I’ve gotten older I’m coming to find that I’m enjoying cold weather more and more. 

I had never been in active snowfall before; It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.  It was so peaceful and quiet you couldn’t hear a sound you just saw these soft little snowflakes hitting floating through the air.  I never realized how quiet the snow is.  I guess that’s because every weather situation I’ve ever been in was filled with noise.  The rain is loud, the wind is loud, even a light summer breeze make its fair share of noise. And there are always birds chirping and creatures making noise.  But in the snow it’s quiet.  There aren’t any creatures making noises, there weren’t any sounds of birds chirping in the air, and unlike rain the snow doesn’t make a sound when it hits the ground. I guess I never realized how much noise in the air until there is none. It was beautiful.  The silence was breathtaking. 

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