It is still winter here, and will be, by the calendar, the rotation of the sun, and the tilt of Earth upon its axis until March 21.
Being a winter lover, I was very glad yesterday when we had this:
And more of this:
All day long - to the tune of 8+ new inches of fluffy white stuff to cover the old "getting very cruddy" snow.
Sometimes the weather folk on TV "blow" these winter storms all out of proportion. (Pun intended)
Sometimes, when a lot of snow is anticipated, they begin to use terms like "blizzard" and "blizzard conditions."
Now while we DID get a lot of snow, during the entire storm one could see AT LEAST a half a block away. There was never a true "white out" and thus, it was simply an ordinary winter storm and not a blizzard.
I did not have to tie a rope from my front door to the mailbox in order to check my mail without getting lost in the storm, so it was not a blizzard.
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And now - - - I have more lovely shoveling to do AND we may be able to break out our xc skis which we couldn't use during the two weeks of February Thaw we had sadly been experiencing until yesterday.
Vive la winter - - - until March 21st when I shall expect spring.