OK, I have been seeing all this snow on TV and pictures on blogs that I follow. That stuff is pretty and I always liked to be out in the woods when it snowed. Of course that was years and years ago and back when I lived in another state and probably a different “state” of mind, too.
I sure don’t think I could take that cold up north anymore. The worst of the winter time up there was really not the cold. It was the extremely short days and the highest percentage of which were so very dreary.
When I arrived at work up there at 08:00 it was still dark and had to use my headlights. When I got off at 17:00 (that is 5:00 pm) it was dark and again I had to use the headlights. During the work week, the only time I got to go out when it was light was at lunch time. If you let it, the darkness and the dreariness could be quite depressing.
But there were good times. I did love the snow and to be out in it in the daylight or at night. I also loved to hunt, and hunting gave me a good excuse to be out in the woods and hills when it had or was snowing. So you see, it wasn’t all that bad, but sometimes we remember only the bad part.
Hey, guess what? It has snowed here!! Believe it or not. The last time was December 11th, 2008. Now, there have probably been a few flakes now and then, but to have snow lay is unusual. This last snow of 2008 only stuck on the vegetation. It didn’t cover the ground, since the ground was probably too warm and melted most of it as soon as it hit. Here is a picture out my back door that shows the snow:
OK, now that I got everybody cooled off a bit, I think I will join Hermit Jim and have a cup of coffee.
By the way, did any of you see any meteors last night? I have to admit that I didn’t stay up to see the best of them, but when I took the dogs out before I went to bed, I did see a couple of bright ones. They had to be bright to see, since the moon was still up.
Speaking of the moon, the last couple of nights the moon and Jupiter have been in a race across the sky. The moon had been winning, but later last night it looked like Jupiter pulled ahead.
Isn’t this universe a marvelous place?