It’s SnowingDecember 27, 2012
We live in New England, and it snows here.
I know I’m going to show my mature age with this question, but are you old enough to remember when you found out if it was snowing by looking out the window? I am.
Now we have a huge support system to report the weather including televised weather, snow trackers, weather texts, storm warnings, weather on the radio, weather on the 8′s, weather on the web, a TV channel devoted to weather, and apps available for download.
A few years back, when it was snowing you either had a snowstorm or a blizzard depending upon visibility.
Now we have a Nor’easter, microburst, or snow mist, and the reporters discuss actual temperatures versus wind chill, water vapor, names for the storm, and they pick up the snow and show it to us like we don’t know what it looks like.
I can’t stop chuckling at how complicated we’ve made something that was so simple.
What would my grandfather have done on a December morning? He would have pulled up the shade, looked out the window and determined if he needed to shovel or not in order to tend the animals. And, that’s what we did today.
So far, we’ve moved over a foot of snow and we’ll be back at it once or twice more because it is still snowing hard which I can see out my window.
Snow is beautiful, if you just didn’t have to move it from where it lands. But, I think that’s called living in a condo. I much prefer the farm so I’d better check to see if my coat, pants, gloves, and boots are dry so I can head back out to shovel some more before dark.