Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's Vital For My Existence

Some people call it global warming, others climate change. But whatever you call it, it's happening. The average person, the one who never leaves their state, city, town or even block, probably doesn't know what the weather is doing in other parts of the country. I'd venture to say they don't pay too much attention to the national weather forecast, they're more interested in what's happening tomorrow and whether they need a sweater or parka.

But lately, it seems neither of those are necessary. It's warm. Hot, even. In a lot of places. I drive all over the country and yes, it's cold in some places, it's February after all, but we've been in the New York and other than a small smattering of snow, there's nothing. Going back and forth across the country brings the subject of weather front and center. You want to know what you're going to run into, so it's best to check every once in a while to see what's happening. All I know is that I haven't had to pull out a winter jacket yet. Not even a sweatshirt.

But it's coming, I'm sure of it. I've been wishing for cold weather, snow, sleet, ice....anything that happens below freezing temperatures. Just a little to make me happy.

It's winter, after all and I need it.

“There is still vitality under the winter snow,
even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead.”
~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull, American Writer


ELH said...

Hey Salena, I too enjoy the cool/cold weather, but have to admit,looking forward to spring.I have my annual wait for the "tulip" pop...i've planted about 200 tulips around my place back home and always look forward to their arrival. that attracts the bees,which help to pollinate my fruit trees, kind of a whole nature thing each year..I find being close to nature kinda keeps me sorta mellow..
Question..I know Ed's from Texas,and prob used to the heat,but how did a cold weather gal wind up in Arizona?? enjoy the post, take care..

The Daily Rant said...

ELH: The tulips sound wonderful! Two hundred?? Your yard must look amaaaazing when they're in bloom. Wow - who woulda thunk you had a green thumb?

As for how I wound up in Arizona - it's all my mother's fault. LOL When my mother got remarried, my step-father had an old friend who lived out there for years and we all went to visit. My mother fell in love with the place. Eventually, they bought a house there and we moved - I did 9-11 grade there before moving back to NY. Then, in my twenties I moved out there again because my mother/step-father and brother/wife/nephews lived out there and they were the ones I was closest to. It's been my home base now for years, although I have lived in six other states and will always, always, ALWAYS consider New York home.

From what I've seen on the news this week though, California is getting really cold weather and some snow. I'm in CT where it's cold and sunny, but not a drop of the white stuff. Figures!