Monday, January 21, 2019

Pure as the Driven Snow

I don't remember when the last time was that I've seen it snow so much in one day.  It is beautiful.
Here we got 10 1/2 inches of  snow  and then 1/2 inch the next day. Friends a little north of us got 14 inches. Today was beautiful sunny and the snow was beautiful.

Pure as the driven snow... Morally unsullied, chaste, as in She's just sixteen and pure as the driven snow . This simile dates from the late 1500s, although driven , which means “carried by the wind into drifts,” was occasionally omitted. It is heard less often today.  But when  I see all the clean, white snow covering the land, it makes me think fondly of that saying.

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