Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spring has sprung, fall has fell, and here comes winter again

All of my good friends in California, Arizona and Florida can get ready to laugh.  Today we are having our third major snow storm in five days.  Yes, five days.  The snow on the level in my front yard is over six feet deep.  Yes, six feet.  Not drifted.  Not pushed up by the plow.  Six feet.  Last year I ran my snow blower once.  Yes, once all year.  In the past week I have blown snow nearly every day and two or three times on some days.  Now that is not bad if you are a winter sports person.  Alpine skiing.  Cross country skiing.  Snow shoeing.  Ice skating.  You know the routine.  I have lived in Colorado for nearly forty-one years and I gave all of those things up as a bad habit years ago.  Now my only winter sport is sitting in the house, looking out the window, watching it snow, looking for the sun.

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