January 27, 2011
The eerie quality of snow at night
Snow when it first falls, peth peth peth, is so magical and snow in the daytime, especially the early morning or at dusk can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful even, but sometimes for me, snow is just creepy. Otherworldly, eerie, mountains of heavy cold stuff looming, the same snowstorm that seemed so magical and peaceful in the morning and hot chocolate wonderful in the afternoon feels foreboding and strange. Not a little dusting of snow that makes me feel cozy and grateful to be indoors, it is the kind we are having lately - boatloads of snow - that gives me that trapped in the avalanche or here comes the Yeti kind of creeped out vibe. My daughter shoveling snow predawn a few weeks back commented that the deep otherworldly hush of snow and then the wind coming up low in the dark of early morning really wigged her out.
I think if I was in a small mountain cabin somewhere, logs burning steadily in the fireplace, no one around for miles, I would have come up with some version of Sasquatch to fret about.
Never thought of snowglobes as creepy however until I came across this site. (note - some of these are really dark although the imagination behind them is very creative). Years ago someone (probably one of my Sims loving children) did send me this site - just found it again, so I guess there is a little something off about some snowglobes...