Sunday, February 12, 2006

A taste of winter

It's been an unusually warm winter along the Atlantic coast. This past weekend we got our first nor'easter of the season. It looks as if New England got a real snowfall. Here in Virginia, we got a couple of inches that looked mighty pretty Sunday morning. By noon the sun had melted our winter wonderland into the more typical Virginia winter mud. Not as picturesque, but a lot easier for Southern folk to deal with.
With the smell of woodsmoke in the air, I enjoyed a cup of coffee in the quiet, white landscape before it melted off.

Bill Staines - Haulin' In The Wood
from Old Wood and Winter Wine. Buy it here


Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Your two inches of snow in Virginia exceeds what has fallen thus far in my neighbourhood. Used to be we got a good six weeks of real winter even in this warm corner of Canada. I miss skating on the frozen flatlands where the ice stretched as far as your legs would carry you, dad's tartan thermos was doctored with rum or whisky and the air was scented with the fires of the nearby farmers' home fires.

February 12, 2006 11:49 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

All along the left coast, from Mexico's Dope City to BC's Dope City, has been an extra warm and wet season.

Of course it has nothing to do with global warming; our government tells us that's just "junk" science. As is evolution and now I'm starting to question this "theory" of gravity.

As a kid I skated on the lake in our town, the shoreline spotted with warming fires. That lake hasn't frozen over in years and the local rink is the only place kids can hit the ice anymore. Those kids may never know what they missed.

February 13, 2006 9:23 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Come on up and say hey. We've got all the snow you could want in just a single storm.

Thanks for the Bill Staines-one of my favorites!

February 13, 2006 1:55 PM  

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