I know it’s November. I get that. But come on! Winter arrived with a vengence before it’s official start date. Isn’t there some natural law against that? Al Gore’s been sharing the woes of global warming all over the world, but I’m thinking Mother Nature sort of missed the boat with Maine.

For two days a storm has been hovering over the state leaving snow, ice, and cold in its wake. A friend wrote a wonderful letter recently about how snow put her in a good mood. She loved the flakes drifting down like powdered sugar, coating the trees until their bows bent low with the weight of it. How in the morning, the sun glistened off the pristine flakes to glitter like so many diamonds.

Oh, it makes for wonderful prose, but the reality ain’t so pretty!

Reality: Shovels breaking from overuse (today). Scrapers that can’t cut through layers of ice on your windshield (yesterday). Stubborn snowblowers that balk because there’s one hundred feet of snow two feet deep between your car and the plowed street and the engine hasn’t even cooled from the last two feet it cleared. (And let’s not even get into the four foot snowbank created by said plow.) Bulky coats, boots, gloves, scarves, and hats that make you feel like sausage filling as you squeeze behind your steering wheel. Never mind the cars that groan out complaints when you turn the key or skate through intersections.

My friend is completely mistaken. Snow is bad. Very bad. It comes too soon, lasts too long, and is just plain messy when tracked through your kitchen.

Global warming? Not here in northern Maine! So what’s it like where you live?

5 Responses to Weather You Like it or Not

  • Winter has also arrived here, luckily for me it is not as cold or snowy as it is with you, but the one thing that we get far too much of at this time of year is rain and grey skies – doesn’t make looking out of the window much fun! I hope that with your snow you are getting sunny days so that it sparkles for you with a promise of fun times to be had! Next time you are out in it will you throw a snowball for me (even if it is a little one!).

    As for being positive with being stuck – that is something that I struggle with, I am not always so upbeat. It sounds as if you have found a wonderful way to escape the four walls, I have to admit that I am a bit jealous, but writing isn’t for me as I suffer from an appalling lack of imagination!!!!!

  • Mima, welcome. I am so glad you found your way here. A snowball for you… can it be aimed at dear hubby? If so, consider it done.

    No sun and none forecast for the rest of the week I’m afraid. 🙁 Gray skies definitely dampen the mood.

    Imagination? It is one of my downfalls. It takes me forever to find my stride with a new story. Come back and visit soon. I think we are kindred spirits. Take care.

  • Hey Nina,

    I love the sight of snow but would definitely start loathing it a little if it lasted too long!! I live in the South so it’s not too cold in the winter, but summers are hot here. 😉 And don’t let those gray skies dampen your mood . . . 😉 Hugs and cheers!

  • Thanks, Red. It’s only another four months to spring. I can make it! 😀

  • Whit whit, it is just wrong to blog to a Mainer (who would rather be with you in the Phoenix) about the lovely temperatures. *g*

    I hope to get out to see you in Arizona very soon! Soak up some sun for me! Love you right back.

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