As I sat down this morning and looked out my window I had the contrast of a tree in my front yard that is still full of leaves, and they haven’t even changed color, but the trees across the street are bare of any leaves at all. Then I have shrubs with snow on them, and a neighbor across the street running his large snow blower in his drive.
The contrast of these items shouldn’t come as a surprise — I live in Michigan. We have a saying here, if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes, it will change. However where I live, in the thumb just south of Port Huron, I am not used to snow on the ground until January or February. We still wear spring jackets in November, people ride their motorcycles, we haven’t found our ice scrapers yet. I am not a winter person, I took these photos standing inside my house, through the screen.
An arctic blast has moved across the country, dumping cold and snow everywhere. Buffalo, New York has taken a major hit. Given what is going on elsewhere, I really can’t complain about what I am dealing with here in the thumb….well, yes I can. I’m still not happy, just recognize it isn’t as bad as it could be. There is snow coming down as I write this.
In April I wrote Wild Weather Past and Present because we were also having strange weather this past spring. If you didn’t get a chance to read it then, check it out. It shows that bizzare weather has been going on for hundreds of years. The advantage is we now have homes with furnaces, cars with heaters, snow blowers, plow trucks, and tons of modern conveniences that our forefathers did not have when dealing with wild and bizzare weather.
Stay Warm. I am trying to look on the positive side: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go.