Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Weather Update: Bloomin' Heather
Is this normal? "I hope this isn't going to be another weird winter", grumbled the woman in the optician's waiting room. I sort of agreed. While it's nice actually to be able to sit out on the porch in December, it is a little disconcerting. The temperature's shooting up and down like a jack-in-the-box and you just don't know where you are. Especially when people in England call and say it's snowing there. Of course, I'd prefer Western New York to be, if not quite like Florida, then at least a little like North Carolina, with mild winters and pleasant summers. But when the expectation of everyone all the way down the food chain from humans to mosquitoes to daffodils is for a cold, snowy winter, a few warm days at the wrong time can really put a spanner in the works. So I suppose it's better to have snow, even if you have to shovel it. Or better still, escape it and go to Florida.