Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Weather House Arrest

I don't know what the weather is like where you're at, but it's the dead of winter here. Cold; I mean really. Sub-zero and single digits coupled with ice and snow. I like the theory of winter and the thought of 4 seasons but it's done with a vengeance up here and, frankly, it's just not my thing.
I wonder why people moved here as pioneers. I mean, it's pretty brutal out here now, with running water and indoor plumbing and everything, but what we've read is that historically, families sold everything for the promise of land. Once they got here, they had no way to get back and often no where to go back to, since they'd sold it all for the promise of something else.
Dh read "The Children's Blizzard" this week-end between responding to students on-line and, weather nerd that he is, he found the weather in the book fascinating. We went to a lecture, sponsored by NOAA last year about if The Long Winter (by Ingalls Wilder) really was, and yes, it was. My response to all of this fascinating weather info and reality is to feel depressed. It intrigues me to a point, and would even more, if I didn't live in it (both stories took place in the Territories, right around where we reside). Give me green, blue and warm any day over white, glare and ice. Lots of warm.

Really, I'd rather be here:
photo courtesy of tripadvisor.com
What's the temp where you're at today?


Redradtech said...

Well, it has been in the 60's and 70's here so I have no complaints

Mama D said...

Roseau, MN 25 degrees... very nice for this time of year, I'm not complaing :) And we don't have much snow (less then an inch) :(

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

It's I the 70s with a nice breeze in N Alabama. We had lunch outside. I'm sorry. If it helps, we also had tornado watches Sunday night. :-)