A couple of days ago I stepped out to greet a new day and watched as a few snowflakes did a wild dance above my head. I am pretty sure I heard them calling out, “We want to dance to the ground and make a winter wonderland.” But mighty winds roared forcing the small flakes higher into the sky and growled, “This is our day to play, so leave us! The snowflakes left, forced away, and the winds played. They played mightily for a long time and like naughty, screaming, out of control children, left a swath of destruction in many places. Not even close enough to the upheaval their American cousins, the tornados left in many states that week, just enough to remind us that mother nature Rules the fate of many a poor creature on this little blue marble.
Yesterday I woke to snow. Lots of it, falling in such a thick blanket I could barely see across the street. It lasted one hour and departed leaving an invitation to come play. In the next hour while G2 and I got ready to accept the invitation that not so lazy old sun came out and took it all away and in fact brought the temperature all the way to a lovely spring day of 15 (C) or 59 (F). Okay, thought I, spring play it is!
Well an hour later old man winter gathered enough strength to battle the spring prone sun to lay another blanket of the fluffly white stuff. “Snow angels,” yelled G2, “Lets make snow angels!”
Ah but this time of year the forces of nature support a more springly appearance and once again the sun bore down with warmth and summoned the winds to carry away the old man and his mantle of winter.
It was quite a display of changing seasons again and again all within a few hours between breakfast and lunch.
This morning I went out to greet the day and its sun. It is minus 7 (C) or 19 (F) and all seems calm but since tomorrow is supposed to be 13 (C) or 55 (F) I expect there will be another battle and this time I think Spring will hold the line. In fact this very morning I am pretty sure I saw the first robin. Her orange breast looked pretty puffed up so I quickly did the traditional lick of my right folded underfist and slammed it into my left palm while making a wish. I kept wondering after if it really was to soon for the harbinger of spring and hope I have not wasted a perfectly good spit and wish on a masquerading dove!
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I remember this! 🙂
First day of spring of Oregon, and I’m driving in a blizzard. Sigh…..
Sorry it has taken me so long to comment Barb..I was MIA. I read this the day you wrote it and it was pure summer here. Now after one week our summer is already gone and we are expecting snow tomorrow….I hope your weather has improved!
PLEASE spring get here. Or I may never get out of bed.
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I sure hope you are getting spring..it seems we are getting winter again beginning tomorrow~ I must go and catch up on my blog reading including yours. It seems like it has been forever and I hope you are all doing well!
I totally understand Chris!
You describe the waffling weather so well! 🙂
Thanks Robin…how are you doing? I have a lot of catching up to do~
Always learning… Interesting! 😉
It is fun…learning Eliz!
Thank you for sharing this Chris. My memories of living in Montreal are there were really only two seasons – winter and snow and summer and humidity. Perhaps I should go back and revisit.
Where you live Judith sounds so wonderful..I am not sure I would go back and visit but am glad you know whereof I speak 🙂
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Oh! Thank you so much Autumn and Gabby and I will endeavor to do right by the award! I love hope…let’s face it ..we would be nowhere without hope! Thanks to you both who give me hope every day!
Ya know, Chris, I love our Canadian seasons. I respect Nature for reminding us who is boss. I prefer that there be no loss of life or limb, but I don’t mind the reminder that some form of incredible energy is forcing us to pay attention.
It is all about the energy isn’t it Amy? Even more wonderful is the energy we contribute as part of it all..
How interesting. I didn’t know about that method of wishing either–but then I am SO often out of the loop, it’s not funny–or maybe it is. I’m also working on a post about our weird weather, so stay tuned, my friend————-
My darling Kathy..I am looking forward to your post and find myself yet again in a position of catching up on my blogs. I read yours each day as soon as I see it but do not always take the time to reply!
That was beautifully descriptive! I felt like a snow/sun yoyo. I did not know this wish method. I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂
Hmm I wonder if the wish thing is only Canadian..but hope that you start…remember..there is only one moment it works..the very first robin you spot..