With a Head Full of Snow…

When the wind blows and the rain feels cold
With a head full of snow
With a head full of snow
In the window there’s a face you know
Don’t the nights pass slow
Don’t the nights pass slow

Even though The Rolling Stone’s “Moonlight Mile” is about a different kind of snow, the lyrics seem apt to describe the over-hyped winter storm that ushered in March of 2009.  Last night we all went to bed with heads full of snow and dreams of school closings and work stoppages and unplowed streets.

As the greater Philadelphia area continues to go through one of the coldest winters in memory, the entire Eastern Seaboard decided to tell Global Warming to “Get off our lawn!” as six to twelve inches of the white stuff was dumped from Atlanta to Boston Sunday night into Monday afternoon. Most snow connoisseurs will agree, this was some high quality blow, perfect for snowman and fort building and some of the best stuff we’ve experienced in years.

While driving into work, the flow of traffic prevented the madman-wannabe-photographer in me from capturing some of the more picturesque images. But part of the beauty of an open field blanketed in white or of snowdrifts collecting against farmhouses is that the perfection of the moment quickly fades, and even with a picture, you can’t take it with you. Only with the naked eye is the beauty true. Below are some of the fleeting images I did capture with my camera.

Written and photographed by David H. Schleicher (lyrics by The Rolling Stones)



  1. Cool shots. We actually got some snow here in southeastern Virginia.


    Thanks, Chris. It seems to have snowed “everywhere.” I’ll be sure to check out some of your photography on your blog. You’re clearly more professional and well studied at it than I. –DHS

  2. Dave — funny thing is: I went skiing yesterday (here in Utah) and at 52 degrees Fahrenheit I tried to combat the slushy stuff – instead of powder-ridin’ the fluffy puff.

  3. Hello author,
    I was here first at the Slumdog review story.

    I like your photographs and I am reminded of ‘Winterwood’ by John Denver as I see them.

    May I ask you the technical specification of your camera?

    Kartikey, thanks for visiting! The camera I used is a simple Digital HP Photosmart with precision 3x optical zoom. –DHS

  4. Hey David!

    As a resident of Bergen County New Jersey I certainly can attest to these falling flakes. Your pictures are beautiful.

    At a post at Wonders in the Dark, we recently-announced that your blog is among out small circle of Dardo Award winners. Congrats.

    Sam, WOW! Thanks! I truly appreciate that you considered my blog in such a select circle. –DHS

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