Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It was brisk, really brisk as I walked my big white dog, Carley this morning. My nose felt frozen and my finger were icy. I liked it. A lot of folks my age (I'm in the first couple of years of the Boomer generation) don't like cold, but I'm not one of them. Oh, I'll admit that toward the end of the winter, I'm ready for spring, but I like weather changes.

I secretly, well not now, wish that we here in the Northwest Georgia hills had gotten some of that snow that the Northeast got yesterday and is getting today. It looked like perfect snow--fluffy and wet, great snowball and snowman making stuff. We had snow last Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was magical, especially at Christmas since everyone knows that Christmas snow is magical snow. For some people, especially children, 2010's snow here was the first they'd ever seen.

I am amazed at how much snow fell to the north of us. As much as two feet fell and some was still falling. That's a lot of snow for this time of year. It almost never happens, even up north, but it did. The news stations are having fun showing snow covered Halloween decorations. I remember one Halloween when we were stationed at Schilling AFB in Salina, Kansas, my friends and I went trick or treating in the snow. It was cold, but not bitterly as it tends to get out that way. One year, that one I just mentioned to be exact, we had snow on the ground from October until April. I loved it. I loved Kansas, even with its tornadoes, floods, and blizzards.

So I will anxiously await our first snow this season. For many years, we didn't get snow here other than the Blizzard of '93, and that was a real blizzard with over 3 feet of snow right here in the South. It was wild, and I loved it. We had a ball being snowed in. I fixed the best steak I have ever eaten on our Grandpa Fisher Bear wood stove. We didn't have any power.

Of course, I don't necessarily want that much snow at one time. The wealth can be spread out, but it would be fabulous to have two white Christmases in a row. Don't you think??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here in Southwestern Ontario we have had many a muddy brown and green Christmas...kind of deflates the whole thing. Everyone wants snow for Christmas. Then it can go til next year.