One of the most wonderful things about a good snow storm is that the world seems to stop. Since the roads are a mess there is very little traffic on the streets. With limited visibility, airports shut down — much to the dismay of travelers — and so there is almost no air traffic either. Animals tend to hunker down and take cover in a snow storm. And that pretty much leaves people. Most people don’t like to be out in a snow storm.
I love to go out in a snow storm, bundled up of course. I enjoy taking in the peculiar silence that a snow storm brings. There is also something exhilarating about being out in the elements. Of course this requires a certain amount of appropriate gear and planning — you’d be foolish to venture out in a pair of sandals and shorts. But given the appropriate clothing, being out in a good snow storm is really one of the most peaceful places in the world.
Of course, I’m also one of those people who likes to be out in a heavy rainstorm in the summer, especially if its been really hot and humid and a good storm blows in that drops the temperature by a few degrees and there is momentary relief from the heat.