Saturday, February 10, 2007

Winnertime, and the Livin' Ain't Easy

Here it is the 10th of February and I certainly believe it.

I'm just sticking this in as counterpoint to last month's commentary on the weather, or lack of same.

We have winter in spades! Right now, after 10 days of more-or less constant snow, most people around here are beginning to develop cabin fever or that frantic perspective towards the white stuff described in a seasonal e-mail about it, and the winter season. The folks two hours south are amazed that we're still alive under all the stuff.

It's not really all that bad. The snow has come slowly enough to give a chance to pile some of it at least. So we do and can get outside. Mind you there's almost too much for skiing, and the snowmobile races might be in jeopardy if it doesn't slow down enough to let the attending crowd get there.

The worst we had to deal with was the same amount in one day - and that was in March. Last year a February ice storm wreaked havoc with the community's greenery and my back fence. It has snowed, significantly, as late as April around here. But the prognosticating rodent says only 5 more weeks this year!!!

Hope springs eternal, and the shovelling seems that way too.

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