the first measurable snow fell today. there were five or six flakes falling yesterday morning, but nothing stuck. the photo is the view outside of the student activity center. i took it while i was on my way to the skool trough for a bracing cup of texmex chili at $1.50 a pop!! i also wrote a comment on the "Snows of Yesteryear" post on Red Nose's blog. In the interests of economy and laziness, i'm reprinting that comment here:
the first winter i lived in these parts (having moved here from...tada...minnesota), i was walking to the metro stop one morning and admiring the new snow...the kind where you can still see the greeny grass underneath. the sidewalks were clear, ditto the streets, and i enjoyed the lovely wet flakes falling. i got to eastern market, where my place of employment usually had a shuttlebus waiting, and discovered two fellow shuttlebus passengers laughing and whooping it up. "school's closed," they said. "what?? why?" another bomb threat, no doubt. "cuz of the snow." "the SNOW???!!!" I looked around. there was now a good inch of snow on the sidewalks, though you could still see the grass. oboyoboyoboy....i went home and, heeheeing like a fool, sent emails to my friends back on the tundra: "you won't believe this, but...."
i don't watch local news, but if i wake up and there's a snow flake falling, i dash to the TV to watch the school closings, hoping and praying they'll close mine. that winter, they closed it three times! for hardly any snow, too.
i agree. it's time for another good snowfall. blizzard? don't make me laugh. you don't have blizzards here, and you never will. it's not cold enough (at least 15 below) or windy (at least 20 mph) enough. but boy, you sure close things at the drop of a hat!