Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Snow

The world is a strange affair.

Hello Diane
Yesterday was October 29, a nice warm Autumn day with pretty leaves and cool gentle breezes, birds cheerily chirping around the bird bath. Right? Wrong. It dropped to below freezing here and it snowed. A classic Winter day. Folks here in the northeast were in a state of shock. The car isn't winterized yet, the snow tires are still in the garage and there's ice on the roads. The boots and parkas are in the back of the closet and you can't find the mittens. Where's the snow shovel? You had an appointment to have the furnace checked but the man couldn't get to you because he was snowed in.

Trees came down, power lines came down, you can't watch the football game or hear the weather forecast. What's for dinner? Cold cuts. What's the loud scraping sound? It's the snow plow going down your street.

Will there be a snow man on the village green? Will you get hit by a snow ball? Will you throw one? Will they run the New York City Marathon in snow shoes this year.

It is impossible to be prepared for every eventuality in life, particularly when it comes to the shenanigans that Mother Nature pulls, but it does make sense to refrain from undue shock. Anything is possible. We might as well get used to it.

Trick or treat.

DB - The Original Vagabond
Never Give Up


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Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope it all melts before we get there.

Jon said...

This gives a whole new meaning to "frost on the pumpkin". Keep thinking warm thoughts, and perhaps it will melt......

Geo. said...

This is California, DB. We have no snowballs! We have clod fights. They hurt! It makes us pacifistic and liberal. Help!

Rose said...

The weather has been crazy everywhere lately.

Shocked to see the snow on the News!

We have been dodging hurricanes here in South Florida.

Hugs, Rose

pacifica62 said...

I agree, much too early for snow, but no matter what the ostriches think that do not prepare for its' arrival, it is coming sooner or later. Always have to be prepared cause it will come when you least expect it. No snow where I live and if we are lucky winter will go by without it. However, I did spend a short time living in Calgary, Alberta where there can be a sudden, freak blizzard in June or July and try getting home from work in only skinny little sandals and a sun dress. Hopefully this is only a little warning to say that old man winter will be on his way one day soon.