Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What a Winter!

It snowed yesterday, and once again the weather service estimates were wrong. Our local paper reports we received 9 inches of the white stuff. The prediction was for 3 inches. So far this winter, we have watched almost 3 feet of snow fall.

Lucky for me, I was able to get my driveway plowed and our street was plowed this morning. There are some benefits to living on a school bus route, even without children. I'll get to go to work this afternoon, a good thing.

We don't normally get but one or two snows in a season that amount to more than a dusting. Warm temperatures usually melt them away within a day or two. This year snow has been on the ground in places since December. I (and almost everyone else) am sick of it. If we wanted this kind of winter we'd move to Maine!

The forecast calls for warmer temperatures by the weekend; so maybe, just maybe some of this stuff will melt. I hope so.

I spent my snow day taking a few more snow pictures and doing some chores around the house. I no longer get a thrill from standing in the window and watching it fall.

The last time this much snow fell in our area was in 1960. I was 9 years old and the memory of that winter has always stayed with me. That was 50 years ago. I don't know about you, but I hope Mother Nature decides to wait another 50 years before doing this again. Maybe if Al Gore will just sit down and shut up she won't feel such a need to prove him wrong.

Be Blessed.


  1. It began snowing here, last night, but we have not received any accumulation thus far.
    Be careful and stay warm.

  2. We have all had it with the snow this year! This weekend is a welcome respite from it all - hpe you warm up a bit.