Friday, January 10, 2014

Webbed Feet and Feathers

The sunny South hasn't been so sunny lately.  This is the view from my front door this morning.  Not unlike many other days this winter.  There were 13 strategically placed rainy days in December.  

Note the 3 Saturdays and 4 Sundays!  Lovely!  Not too bad, though, considering there were 19 days with above normal daytime temps.  Now to be honest, not all of this rain fell during daylight hours, and we have no drought concerns for the moment, but seriously...every weekend?  

And then there's January with 4 rainy days already, and all but 2 days the low temps have been below average.  But do you think we got any snow?  All the moisture dries up before the cold air arrives.  We are either freezing or floating.

I won't complain (too much) because compared to other parts of the country, the winter is balmy and fairly typical for our area.  No sub-zero temperatures and no wind chills equal to my age.

But would it be too much to ask for a little snow?  I'd trade my webbed feet and feathers for some snow boots and mittens.

So how's your weather - too hot, too cold, too much snow (or not enough)? 


  1. Hi Linda - we are drowning .. England is an Island of islands! We're ok down here - but people in low lying areas must be wondering, and those on the coasts .. it's been a stormy, very wet winter so far - not cold, in fact relatively warm - thankfully ..

    I'd rather have this weather though than the snow and ice we've had in the last couple of years ...

    Cheers and we're on the way to Spring! happy times .. Hilary

  2. Today is raining and sitting at just above the freezing mark. It's the first time in a couple of weeks that we've been warmer than minus double digits. And yes, we have a lot of snow. Come and get it!

  3. January is nice in Arizona. I try to spend time outside this time of year.

  4. All the snow is dropping elsewhere before it gets to you, I guess. Even with the last 4 days being really warm (in the 50s) there is still a pile of snow at the end of my driveway. I am hoping that there isn't more snow in the forecast.

  5. I laughed when I saw the calenders. This could be where I live, but I guess we're not THAT far apart. We're a bit warmer and tend to see-saw between balmy and freezing:~)


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