The first snowflakes clustered as white puffs and wafted gently outside our window–and brought with them the promise of more to come.  I eagerly awaited that ‘more to come’ since we were snug in our new-to-us 5th floor apartment with the bird’s eye view of nature below.  How fun!  When we moved in 2 months ago, I said, “I can’t wait to watch it snow”, and the time had arrived.

We brewed a fresh pot of coffee and waited.  We didn’t tire of watching while those nearly bare tree branches with just a few stubborn leaves slowly accumulated their layers of vanilla icing.  The grass and rocks around the pond were next to turn white; the sidewalks and roads were last—but they, too, gave in to the blanket.  The water in the pond shimmered and shivered as if to say, “Brrrr!”  Daylight was leaving and the ribbon of road was lit only by an occasional car headlight.

All was quiet.  It’s a magical day when it snows and we do not have to go out for any reason at all.  It was as beautiful as I had imagined—our first snowfall at Spring Run.

by Jean Mitchell

Jean and Ed Mitchell moved from Gaithersburg, MD in September 2018.  They love being a member of the Spring Run community, just one of the great places to live in our award-winning senior living community, and have met some fascinating and inspiring people.  Their interests are travel, volunteering and preserving our environment.

Winter is here and snow is in the forecast. If you’re tired of chores like snow removal, cooking, and home maintenance, now is the perfect time to explore living at Willow Valley Communities and the maintenance-free lifestyle we offer. When you become a resident, you’ll be able to:

 Watch the snow pile up like Jean and Ed Mitchell and let our maintenance crews do the work.

 Forget about cooking and enjoy culinary delights made for you by our professional chefs. Or cook for yourself when you want, with our flexible dining plan.

 Enjoy the peace of mind of our Lifecare promise with no financial worries for your future should you need an enhanced level of care.

Relish the freedom to choose how to spend your day. Call us today: 877.503.0774

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