Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Puffy White Clouds


This is for everyone miserable and fed up with winter and using their winter down time to contemplate the validity of global warming.  Today, I had lunch out in the garden with my feet propped up leaning back in an old metal chair.  The warm sun and the cool air (about 58°) made me want to take a nap outside.  Heck, it doesn’t take much for me to want to take a nap.  This is perfect weather for me.  I can start with a long sleeved t-shirt, then a sweater topped with a denim shirt over a pair of sweat pants.  As the day gets warmer, layers peel off to maintain comfort.

I’ve never had to live in the snowy north.  Heck.  When is snowed (6”) in Bakersfield in January 1999, the entire town came to a halt.  No kidding.  We don’t know how to drive in rain very well either; so a skiff of snow was like jabbing a stick into our brains and stirring with vigor.  We do not have the skills.  I cannot imagine what it is like to be surrounded by snow for the better part of the year.  Likewise, those snow bunnies may not be very sympathetic to my constant whining about swamp pants.

So I enjoyed my lunchtime thinking of the rest of the country that is currently getting hit with winter.  I thought of everyone again later in the afternoon as I harvested broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.

Sorry but my swamp pants will be replacing my sweat pants soon enough.


Lo said...

Yay, Maybelline.

We, in Calif. are so damned lucky,,,,,and that is OK as long as we are grateful.

Broccoli AND

Glennis said...

We are lucky in CA, although in LA it has been under 50 degrees the last couple of days, and with our uninsulated houses with leaky windows, that's cold!!

I did talk to my 85 year old Mom, who is in an assisted living facility in Chicago - just 3 miles from where we lived in 1963-1968. She never in a million years expected that she'd return to Chicago, having retired to Texas. But health issues brought her back to where my siblings live.

She says there's 15 inches of snow outside her room, with wind-blown drifts covering her windows. At her facility, some of the staff have had to stay overnight because they can't make it home. On the phone she sounded a little excited - it reminded me of back in '67 when they closed down school for snow.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for the non snowy visuals:)