Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Guest Appearance By Winter

Earlier today the island was all pure white from a dusting of snow, from the sea to the mountain tops and yesterday there were waves of snow squalls passing over the island, changing the weather from one minute to the next.  I have to say, I have never lived anywhere where here is so much weather to consider - whether you need a hat when you go on a hike, whether it will rain in the next hour, whether you have time to put a coat of paint on the shed before the next storm, whether you loved ones will be safe, out there in the waves, wind and weather.  Weather, whether, weather, whether . . . . . . I do know one thing, there is a song in our hearts as the days grow longer and the season winds down and everyone excitedly discusses their upcoming plans for the season break!

10 comments:

unalaska said...

Whoops! Looks like you might have some spam.

Steve, you just have a way with words that works. I picture you writing a book like Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend. Let me know when you get it published. I'll be standing in line to buy.

Lori said...

Spam - LOL! I got a good laugh. Love the otters this morning and another day of winter and more snow for CB! YEAH!

Suzassippi said...

And I was thinking it was cold in Mississippi today. :) Monday and Tuesday were 80 here, and then yesterday, in the 40s. Rain today--and I have to drive to Tupelo--birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Don't feel so bad. It was 19 degrees last night in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A tad chilly. We got drenched last week, clear this week; we need MORE snow.

BZ

KC said...

Mmm. Fry up some of that spam and put it in eggs!

I've been surprised it's been as warm as you've said it's been, but then I suppose it's rather maritime over there, eh?

mamawas said...

We call the season after ski season and before summer "mud season" at the Colorado ski resorts, I bet that describes April for y'all too!!
Thanks for the thoughtful posts
DOnna

Lauri said...

Great photo, great narrative...love your pics and stories, Steve!

I remember "mud season"....lived in Aspen, CO for about 5 years....we definitely have mud season here too.

cary said...

I'm jealous.

Here in Phoenix, the weather dudes write two forecasts, and switch them up occasionally:

"Sunny and warm today"

Sunny and warm later today"

You can tell it's summer when they change those to:

"Sunny and hot today"

Akutan's April Dawn said...

what's that saying out here:
"if you dont' like the weather, wait 5 minutes!"

Loveanewidea said...

Love the photos you've been posting...