Saturday, February 10, 2007

... the snow turned into rain.... (Dan Fogelberg, a very long time ago)

I mostly grew up in a climate where one assumed warm was better, at least until you were above 100 degrees. But now I live in a climate that has a real, bona fide winter, and I know that sometimes cold is better. We've been in and out of the deep freeze half a dozen times over the last few weeks, and here is my opinion: when you have 3-4 inches of snow on the ground, and then it "warms up" to 35 degrees, you have nothing but a big sloppy mess on your hands. And if it snows, which it has been off and on all day today, it turns into slushy rain, which is just nasty. Here is the perfect winter: highs in the mid-20s the entire time, with occasional forays into single digits, so that they mid-20s feels balmy by comparison. If you live in florida, that probably sounds crazy, but you can trust me on this-- everyone I know here locally feels the same way.

Hugs and kisses,
Aunt BeaN (who stepped into top-of-shoe slush in the grocery store parking lot this morning)

1 comment:

  1. April is not only the cruelest month, but also the messiest. All the snow piles that were relatively benign turn into grunge piles as the snow melts and leaves only the salt, sand and other debris of civilization behind.

    You don't want anyone to come in your house, because shoes will be coated in a layer of slushy grime.

    Good solid snowy cold can be a real blessing. Only a bunch of Yankees could think of 25 as balmy - but it is truly some of the nicest weather of the year.