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Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Winter Perspective

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I've talked about our winter weather ad nauseum.

But winter weather is all the "news"  we've got here in Central Wisconsin, so I'm talking about it again.

We've got snow piled high in our yards - - -
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Our mailboxes are playing hide-and-go-seek with the postmen - - -
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Ice fishing shanty towns have sprung up all over our frozen lakes - - -
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And Fisherhubby is spending all his spare time drilling holes in the ice and then pulling crappie out of those holes.

Yesterday when it was about 15 or 18 degrees, I saw a man, who was even older than me, walking by in his gym shorts and tennis shoes, his bare legs catching the breeze - - - I think he thought it was a spring day.

So imagine how I CHUCKLED to receive a weather communique from my sister - - -
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Who having grown up here on the frozen tundra of Central Wisconsin - - -
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Now lives in the tropical clime of Marco Island, Florida in sunny Collier County where - - -
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The beach is never far away - - -
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And flowers abound year around.

Here is said communique:


Per Weather Channel:  Severe Alert  Wind Chill Advisory for Coastal Collier county in effect from 2 am Sun until 9 am Sun.  a NW wind between 10 and 15 MPH along with temperatures around 40 to mid 40s will result in wind chill readings of 28 to 34 degrees for several hours. ...Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:  If you MUST venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves!

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I added the bold print and underlines for your reading pleasure.

When it's 40 degrees 'round "these here parts" folks start pulling their bathing suits and flip flops out of moth balls!!

And I kid you NOT one bit about that.
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Why, folks 'round here line up OUTSIDE in February, right next to snow piles, to get their DQs just as SOON as it opens for the season.

Come on up, y'all - - - we're a HARDY bunch 'round here.
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14 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

It's snowing in the south today. Real, big, fat, fluffy flakes and we've got about an inch on the ground! Not much compared to y'all, but the kids are excited!

Bee said...

Weather advisory for the 40s? Bwahahahaha!!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love the weather advisory! what wimps!

In the small town in Mass, where i grew up, the opening of DQ always meant spring! It is still one of my favorite places to visit when I "go home"!

PS - your snowbanks look like ours!

Tracy said...

I had a friend on Florida say the same warning. Of course she just moved there from Iowa so she just snickered at it.

nancygrayce said...

I know it sounds crazy, but it is c.o.l.d. here. The wind is howling!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Well, I have to say that if we're not going to get any snow, I'd rather be warm. I have no tolerance any more for cold, but I could tolerate it for the sake of snow, glorious snow. But with no snow, I could at least be warm in the Fort Myers Beach/Naples/Marco Island area and get in some beach time while I'm at it. But I'd really rather have some snow - it is winter, after all!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful pics! my city is stuttgart :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I know that growing up we would go for ice cream in the Winter! Love seeing your snow pictures.

traci's mixed bag said...

pha ha ha ha sounds like our winter advisories. ooh oh it's going to rain Wednesday, everyone better prepare.

Ice fishing does NOT look fun.

Erin said...

Ha ha! I love the warning. Do people in sunny FL even own winter hats and gloves? Bless their shivering little hearts, I bet they are COLD! ;)

Keri said...

Oh my good gracious!!!! Bare legs in 18 degrees?! COME ON now that's extreme even for you tundra-ers! Right?!?

Did the weather report REALLY tell Aunt Pam to wear her hat and gloves?! HAHAHAHAHA too funny!!!!

Martin LaBar said...

There are no hurricanes in Wisconsin, and there are a lot more invasive creatures in Florida.

Ann in the UP said...

It is to laugh.... My buddy is in the Florida panhandle and called to tell me the high that day was only 55. Since we had -18 that morning, I was not overcome with sympathy.

Call me heartless....

Vidya Sury said...

That is a cool contrast - Wisconsin and Florida!

:-)

The Tundras are something we've only seen in text books in school!