It’s below zero and very cold out. It snowed. Then it snowed again. And now, it’s snowing even more and the wind has decided to join the fun and play ring-a-round-the-rosy.
Huge snowflakes wiggle seductively this way and that like pole-dancers looking for a lap to land on. They rudely push each other about until they find a spot that feels good.
They’re careful as they create perfectly fitting marshmallow tops to cover the pots on my balcony. Maybe they’re concerned about my baby garlic plants growing under their white covers. Is that why they work so hard to knit their puffy blankets?
Jerry, my Inukshuk, who lives under my miniature tree thinks he’s back in the Arctic. He’s playing peak-a-boo with me and pretending he’s a snowman. He thinks I don’t know who he is, but I’d know him anywhere — silly guy. At least he’s wise enough to wear a warm, white cap on his head to keep his ears warm.
The Northern mountains have been gone for days. They probably went south to visit my friend Joe in Beverly Hills, where it doesn’t snow at all. And who can blame them? They’re not used to this extra cold weather , especially without our beautiful clouds to wrap them in their arms. What the heck, why stick around?
I’m inside for the duration. Schools and universities are closed, my exercise classes are cancelled, flights aren’t going anywhere and the ferries aren’t running to the islands. Our buses are slipping and sliding on the icy streets and can’t make it up the hills, while those brave enough to drive, are often ending up in ditches. None of us are accustomed to this kind of weather and we aren’t equipped for it. People like me are wisely staying in to avoid falls.
After opening my balcony door for my good neighbor,
Wayne, who took these photos, I can’t get the darn door to close properly. (Don’t worry, I’ll work on it.) And, didn’t Wayne do a fabulous job? He also went shopping for some of us who needed help. (I needed milk.)
I’m not bored. I’ve taken care of a lot of things which needed attention inside my apartment. It makes me feel so noble. So, in spite of everything, I look out the window and wonder at the beauty of it all.
It is, indeed, a winter wonderland….
Wow, Maughm — that’s a lot of snow! Have they said how much has fallen thus far? We’re supposed to get the same storm hitting us tomorrow, but I think it dumped more on you than it will on us.
As for your mountains, I forgot to tell you that I did indeed send them down to Joe for his birthday, along with the balloons. I don’t know if the delivery service got them to him or not…you know how the post office is these days. If they didn’t make it to him, they’ll probably be returned, marked “undeliverable”, so you may see them again soon.
Apparently we’ve broken records since 39 years ago. We’re broken all records in Hydro consumption. It’s really cold out there, but I’m fine.
Aha! Now I know why those mountains are visiting Joe. YOU are the culprit! Send them back, Susan, I miss them….
Hi. Stay warm. And get the door to close properly. See you!
Thanks, I managed that this morning. More snow. We are so unprepared for the white stuff.