I remember snow.
White, soft, glistening in the sunlight like diamond dust.
Serene, silent, muffling the sounds of the garden.
It covers the garden, hiding it, blanketing it with comforting insulation. It reveals the faint foot prints of rabbits, the scratch of the birds huddled under a spruce tree, the trail of a gardener walking about for no reason in particular, except to see the beauty of a wintry scene.
I remember snow.
Thickly spread on the driveway that is just a bit too steep.
Heavy, wet, hard to move snow.
It traps me inside, waiting for someone, or spring, to dig me out. I begin to dig with a snow shovel. I blow snow off the drive with a small snow blower, then watch helplessly as the snow plow whizzes by, dumping a Mt. Everest high pile of snow at the foot of the drive. I begin to dig again.
But this year, let it snow! This year, Troy-Bilt will be sending me the Storm 3090 XP snow thrower to scale my wintry Mt. Everest at the foot of the drive and in exchange I’ll tell you all about it in a future blog post. Let it snow! I’ll be ready.
|Troy-Bilt Storm 3090 XP Snow Thrower
Would you like to win a snow conquering snow thrower from Troy-Bilt? Troy-Bilt is sponsoring a giveaway of either the Storm 3090 XP 2-stage snow thrower or the Flurry 1400 for one lucky winner, your choice!
|Troy-Bilt Flurry 1400
To enter the drawing, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite snow memory and make sure it either links to your blog where I can find your email or include your email in the comment. (You may disguise your email so it isn’t picked up by another computer, along the lines of indygarder at gmail dot com and I’ll figure it out.)
Do you want to increase your chances of winning?
Tweet this contest by copying and tweeting “Enter to win a Troy-Bilt snow thrower on @Indygardener blog http://ow.ly/3bCcB ” and then enter your name a second time by leaving another comment.
If you have a Kindle reader, sign up for a free 14-day trial subscription to the May Dreams Gardens blog and enter your name again by leaving another comment.
That’s a maximum of 3 entries per person. Don’t even think of cheating and entering multiple times without doing the above, or you will be disqualified!
All entries must be submitted by 9 pm EST, Thursday, November 25, 2010. The winner will be chosen shortly after that from all entries by using a random number drawing. I will notify the winner via email and then announce the winner in an update to this post.
This giveaway is open to US residents only; must be over 18 years old to enter. Winner will choose which snow thrower they want. If the winner is uncertain about which one will work best for their conditions, Troy-Bilt will be happy to suggest one based on location, amount of average snow, length of driveway, etc.
Let it snow!
(Update 11/18, for those who left your email in the Simply-Linked widget, rest assured I have it. I removed the widget because it did not work consistently. Your entry is your comment.)
Update 11/25 – We have a winner! It is commenter number 43, “Aunt Tina”. Congrats, Aunt Tina!
For those who didn’t win, there are three other blogs still hosting a giveaway for a Troy-Bilt Snow thrower until Dec. 2nd, 2010. Please visit them to enter again!
Good luck to all on another chance to win!