Snow Falling on Cedar Shingles

Snow Falling on Cedar Shingles
Snow Falling on Cedar Shingles

A parting glimpse of the boathouse blurred beyond veil of soggy snowflakes. Southwestern sirens are calling me away — by ferry, airplane and rental jalopy — so I leave the homestead in the able care of my bride and my dog for a few days. I’m willing deep drifts of powdery snow upon my return!

By the way, if “snow falling on cedar…” rings a bell, there’s a reason why: an amazing novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson. Read it. You won’t regret it. But don’t waste too much time trying to decipher the similarity between the title I used for this snapshot and Guterson’s. No hidden meaning. Just a descriptive reference to Rosslyn’s boathouse roof which received a new shingle roof a couple of summers ago.

About virtualDavis

A writer, storyteller and unabashed flâneur, George Davis (aka virtualDavis or G.G. Davis, Jr.) is the author of Rosslyn Redux: Reawakening a home, a dream and ourselves, a transmedia chronicle about rehabilitating an historic property in the Adirondacks with his bride. He blogs about storytelling, poetry, doodling, marginalia, flânerie, publishing, and other creativity-inspired esoterica at; posts sometimes exhilarating, often unnerving, occasionally euphoric, and always pollyanna "midlife mashups" at; chronicles his sailing adventures (and misadventures) at Sailing Errant; and delves into matters of parenting, babylandia, and childfreedom at Why No Kids? George formerly taught and coached at Santa Fe Preparatory School and The American School of Paris, and he co-founded and launched Maison Margaux: "Paris à la parisienne" in Faubourg Saint-Germain. He currently owns and operates Adobe Oasis in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his bride. George meanders on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and Flickr.
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4 Responses to Snow Falling on Cedar Shingles

  1. Bobbi says:

    Love the photo and the title of it. Thank you!

  2. Valabregue says:

    Hello George,

    Very manly photo, compared to my memory of a very young man, hardly more than a boy. Happy New Year to you and yours, Helene

    • virtualDavis says:

      Greetings and welcome, Helene. Not sure how *manly* the photo is, mostly just fuzzy. Or perhaps that the nature of men… A bit fuzzy and out of focus!? ;-) Great to reconnect after too many years. I hope that your year is off to a jolly start. And you can rest assured, I’m still hardly more than a boy. Sometimes hardly that!

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