The Snowstorm



First came the snowstorm, covering the garden in a soft blanket of white. And then the weather turned so cold that none of the snow melted.


Around lunchtime on the second day after the snow appeared, the sun came out, turning the blanketed and muffled garden into a glittering wonderland. Mama Chipmunk worried that her grandchildren would get lost in the snow drifts, but the sunshine enticed all the squirrels to go outside, where they raced each other along the fence, made snow angels, and stared at the pale-blue sky.


The wind picked up just before sunset, blowing icy sparkles off the squirrels’ fur and into their eyes, and they quickly agreed to meet at Rabbit’s shop for winter-spiced tea and lemon pie.


(Mid-January 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. If you’re new to Tiny Garden Story-land and would like 10 days’ worth of stories from our first year, visit


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