Friday, January 18, 2013

No go Snow

After one full week of rain-- the weatherman predicted SNOW. 

Now I’ll admit I’m not a fan of rain.  It’s gray and dreary, messy and dark.  Snow on the other hand gives the world an ethereal quality, a white purity that brightens the dead of winter.  I mean, we’ve all heard of snow blindness, but whoever heard of rain blindness?  And besides, snow is fun, ask any kid.

I don’t know anyone who wants a blizzard, but the 4 inches promised (at 100% mind you) would be just super.  We could build snowmen, have snow ball fights and go sledding.  We could watch movies on television and play video games without guilt.  We could use that shovel we bought two years ago-- and after we shovel the driveways of every senior within a three-mile radius, we could come inside and drink hot cocoa, satisfied.  And then we can get on each other’s nerves.  We can wonder, since the roads in our line of vision are clear, when school will resume. We can long for pizza delivery--anything delivered and eaten on paper plates. And if we are lucky enough to get out we can go to the store and discover that there is no milk or bread, like-- um, anywhere.

I am a bit bummed to report that the weatherman (he’s not batting too high these days) was wrong again.  When I awoke this morning instead of a blanket of white, I just saw wet pavement.  But wait, can it be?  Yes it can… it’s been so long I almost didn’t recognize it.  Here comes THE SUN!

The sun is a kind of consolation prize but I was so looking forward to playing in the white stuff. It looks like the only snowman I will be building will be two inches high and created with ice cubes ground up in a blender.  


maddyrose said...

We have been having the same thing happening here. The promise of snow and then the let down. This area is famous for getting rain three quarters of the year and we can go years without seeing snow. Love the wee snowman. :0)

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! I love your little snowman ;o) I have to admit, I do love the snow! I don't like driving in it, but I love all the other goodies you wrote about! It's been raining here too! Very green outside!! Who knows when the snow will appear again?? Big Hugs ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I like the snow as long as it stays off the roads! The four or five inches we got a week or so ago is now just about gone! Love your ice cube snow guy!

Liz Revit said...

That has to be the tiniest snowman I've ever seen! Very cute.

It snowed today in northeast, PA, but I don't recall the weatherman predicting this. It's better than rain this time of year.

Christine Bennett said...

Rain in winter just seems wrong...snow is quite a treat sometimes!

Judy Adamson said...

Must admit I love the snow and we've had quite a lot of it since last Friday! But then I don't have to drive to work in it - I don't even have to go out of the house in it if I don't want to - and people have died as a result of it this week . . . so although I'll be sad when it turns to rain on Friday if the Met Office is right in their forecast, I'll just have to keep thinking of all those people who will be relieved to see the back of the beautiful, wonderful white stuff!

Wanda said...

I've had company and just getting around to some of my visiting. Your little snow man is adorable, but probaby in a glass of lemonade by now.

Rained all day today here.

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