Thursday, February 10, 2011

As a Rule

We got just over three inches of snow last night and it was the moist fluffy kind.
Jilda and I got out early for our walk and the cold air was invigorating. By early afternoon, the clouds had moved off to the east toward the Carolinas and the sun felt as warm as a heat lamp.
When we headed in to town this evening, all the snow was gone except for shady places.
I did shoot a photograph of my old bicycle down at the barn this morning. I'd moved it out of the barn some time ago when I was doing repair work, and I'd forgotten to move it back. When I saw the snow on it this morning, I considered it a gift that I'd forgotten to put it back.
When I glanced at Facebook, a lot of people around here were whining about the snow. But those same people will be whining in July and August about the heat.
My fifth grade teacher used to quote a poem that seems appropriate in this situation:

As a fool, man's a fool
When it's hot, he wants it cool.
When it's cool, he wants it hot
Always wants what he ain't got

Truer words were never spoken.


  1. For a second I thought the picture wasn't real, it is just too beautiful. I love that fluffy snow; I'll walk very fast (to get thirsty ;) and eat a bit of it.

    And your teacher was a wise person.

  2. Thanks Magaly. I love snow pictures. I got lucky with this one. I actually ate a handful of snow today too,

  3. Well ain't that the truth. I enjoy this time of year because I can always add clothes in winter but I can only take so much off in the summer :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. I'm with Jules, this time of year, I can add all the layers I need.
    In the summer, well, I guess I need to find a nudist camp.

  5. Girls, girls, stoooop, you're exciting me.

  6. I love snow!! And what a great pic you have here!!

    I do however look forward to spring very much! Take care

  7. It started snowing here December 1 and went below freezing. Nothing's changed since. Too much of a good thing?

    Initially I took 'pretty' pictures, too. I'm getting juuuuust a bit jaded in that department now. LOL Enjoy yours while it lasts. :-D

  8. So you're the one who sent the clouds to the Carolina's? haha. Great pic and good poem

  9. Wish I could convince my husband to walk with me in the mornings! We just live at opposite ends of the day.
    That's a great photo Rick, and as for wanting what we don't have?..just human nature I guess.

  10. Jilda is not really a "Morning" person either, but usually after a few cups of coffee, the urge to stab me with a butcher knife subsides and we can enjoy a pleasant walk together.

  11. Love your photos! You are right about the weather - if it's hot we complain, and when it's cold we complain!

    I moved to Texas to get away from Minnesota winters, and now I miss the snow...go figure.

  12. Anonymous9:31 PM

    Love the picture! Another close-to-south-Texas girl that doesn't see much of the fluffy white stuff and envy those that do.

  13. Hello Life 101,

    I love your outstanding blog.
    I joined it as a follower, and I do enjoy reading your posts and look at your wonderful pictures.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the world!!
    Thank you also for joining my poetry corner!! I hope you visit more often, if you wish...
    God bless you, Life 101!!
    All the Best,
    Starry Dawn.


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