2012年3月6日火曜日

the winter that was

January 21, 2012:



January 22, 2012


March 6, 2012


That's the igloo still struggling to survive there in the centre.

And you can't see it but the whole yard is soggy.

Slushy and soggy and waterlogged and freezing.

It has rained non-stop for two days.

I lie.

Sometimes it changed to sleet.

I didn't know what sleet was till I moved here.

It's kind of like someone upended a slushee machine through a sieve.

Gross.

This happens every Spring. Just when I think I am so over snow I would do anything to have it all melt it does just that and I remember that I like pure white crisp and sparkly snow so, so, much more than early Spring slushy grey and dirty melting snow. And as it receded you see the dead leaves and matted/ half rotten plants that were previously hidden under all that really rather pretty snow...

Ahhh well. Soon enough the bulbs will be shooting and the ume will be budding and the rain will let the sun have a go and I will hopefully be over my winter funk but for now I'm all grumble grumble grump. :(






2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

You get so much beautiful snow!

But I do hear you, and I'm ready for Spring also. ; )

thefukases さんのコメント...

And it's snowing again today. :( It really is pretty though. It's just that it's postponing the post snow muddy sloshy season and I am no fan of that and want it out of the way before it's cherry blossom season!