It must have snowed pretty good while I was sleeping, because there was a lot more snow on my car and on the ground than when I went to sleep Monday night. Just before I sat down to lunch, I peeked out the window to see something between a light rain and a drizzle falling. I thought there might be a speck of white mixed in from time to time, but it was mostly splashing when it hit the ground.
Just as I was finishing lunch, I happened to glance out of the kitchen with the corner of my eye. Holy Crapola!!! The sky is full of God dandruff! (As always, click on the photos to make them larger.)
(I’m of the belief that every person should be allocated a finite number of exclamation marks to be used over their entire lifetime; when they’re gone, then it’s back to periods for everything. I spend my exclamation points sparingly, but today’s snow was worth every one of them.)
Biggest flakes I’ve ever seen
I ran to the living room door to see if the stuff was falling in both the front AND back yards. Yep, it sure was.
I told Wife Lila that the flakes were as big a quarters. Then, I amended it to say they were the size of quarter-sized marbles. They weren’t just two-dimensional like you cut out of construction paper in grade school; these were the Real Deal. Wednesday is Wife Lila’s birthday, by the way.
It took me awhile to overcome inertia. In Florida, things are easy: you pull on a polo shirt, grab a pair of shorts and slip on some sandals. Up north, you have to consider layers. And, they have to go on in a certain order, particularly if you wear suspenders.
Just as I was pulling out of the driveway, the Low Fuel light came on. You do NOT want to be running around on potentially slick streets with that thing blinding you.
Gas is usually cheaper in Jackson and Fruitland, so I headed that way with a brief stop at North County Park.
By the time I got to Jackson, the big flakes had stopped. The show was over. I shot a little video, but it wasn’t impressive enough to spend the time editing it. Like I always say, “Some days you make pictures; some days you make memories.”
The nice thing about this snow storm was that it provided really nice eye candy for about an hour or two, then changed to rain, which kept the streets from getting slick.
There’s a rumor that we may be seeing temperatures in the mid-60s by the weekend. Maybe I shouldn’t have ordered that load of firewood to show up this week, although I don’t think we’re done with winter yet or that it’s done with us.
Thank you, Mother Nature. I really enjoyed your show. You really SHOULD do something about that celestial dandruff, though.
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Hi Ken, A little off the subject but do any of the readers know how to contact Jeff Schultz, Cape Central Class of 1972? We are having a get together of old friends and haven’t been able to find him. My email is listed (email@example.com) and thanks for any help.
It is 40 degrees here in Monticello, IL. and our snow has melted ,somewhat! When I walked this morning ,the birds were chirping and sounded like spring ! Hope that is a good sign! 🙂