December 14, 2015

Cold and Wet



Milaka and Margot in the snow….Mt Laguna 1967.  Photo: PAH.

I confess, it’s cold.  Some of New York is in the 70’s, but here we are in the 40’s with a knife-like wind blowing across the pool.  I couldn’t find my swim shirt this morning, so the wind spent it’s time cutting into anything I showed above the water.  It feels like snow to me.

I remember it snowing once when I was a kid in Chula Vista.  I joined the Army only to end up in the small snows of tidelands of Virginia.  I thought the shallow stuff real snow and pridefully wore 3 inch heels and short skirts to work every day.  I learned to appreciate life when I thoughtlessly drove down New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch on black ice at normal driving speed.  Now I know what black ice is.

I know what real snow over my head looks like...and feels like.  I visited Seedy’s in Alaska before the snow melted.

It’s cold today.  Wonderful stuff.  It may rain too.  Delightful.  I’m off to run errands in whatever weather nature offers today. 



                                                                    

  • Himself:  Gym, work, meeting, humor, and laughter.
  • Herself:  More of Grumpy got cleaned yesterday.  Under the hood looks almost new.  Got out of the pool early.  Dressed for grocery shopping, now have to make list.  I like simple days like these.
  • Reading:  Read the new Evanovich, and moved back to Francis.

  • Gratitudes:  For being alive.  For not ever going down Franconia Notch again.
  • 8 comments:

    1. It is interesting to hear you speak of snow as such an unusual thing to you which I know it is. It is a way of life for us for six months or so every year. I cannot imagine a snowless winter. It would be wonderful to experience it I think. Enjoy your snowless though cold day.

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    2. So cold up here in the San Joaquin Valley, too. Terry and I went downtown to have lunch and walk the Fulton Mall. We really needed heavier coats along with hats to cover our ears. Brrrr.

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    3. We are going to Illinois this weekend, so hopefully no snow there!

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    4. No snow here. Last year by now we were knee deep.

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    5. Still waiting for winter. I do not like winter, but I know it is a necessary evil for our environment to move forward. My poor sugar maple!

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    6. It may snow here this weekend.

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    7. It was so cold in my house this morning that I had to pour boiling water in my coffee cup before I added the coffee.

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    8. Lovely shot of the children.
      Majolica was the pottery name I was trying to think of.
      We are having crazy weather from the Azores.
      Difficult time of year for many of us. Onward and upward!

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