This morning the promised snow was falling when I woke up. This is the first good snow we’ve had this winter – we expect 6″ or more. We’ve had a lot of small snows one after another and they have stayed around because it’s been so cold, but a nice snowstorm like this one – nothing this winter. And since it is so late in the season, we’ll be able to enjoy it and then it will melt and be gone before it wears out its welcome – we expect warm temperatures this weekend.
So my husband and I decided to go outside and walk, and take the sunshine to a good location for a snowy day. I chose Grey Towers Castle, the main building at Arcadia University. I left a sunshine at another location on this campus yesterday and that’s when I thought, if it did snow today, that the Castle would be a great spot for a sunshine.
So we set off this morning, snow falling and the wind blowing. The world is silent and peaceful; I think everyone stayed home today.
You may remember that Grey Towers Castle was originally built to be a home for a wealthy man and his wife. They did not get along and so they lived quite separately in the castle. There was plenty of room for them to do this, I must say. Now it’s used for campus events, houses some offices, and students live on the upper floors. We approached the campus through the gatehouse entrance.
We crossed into the interior of the campus and started up the hill. On the right is the library – I spent some time in here working on my Poetry Marathon in January. It’s comfortable and welcoming and I plan to return. Up ahead was the side façade of the Castle.
We walked around to the front of the building, up to the entrance. It’s very grand and the porch, like the entire building, is just loaded with details. It would be very easy to spend hours looking around. I was particularly taken with the carved faces at the corners of the porch.
I set the sunshine near the door. I think it will be easy to see it there.
We walked around the driveway to get a look at the front façade.
Then we started off for home. The snow continued to fall as we walked along. What a beautiful day, and I am glad that we were able to go out and enjoy it.
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