Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Burned

Listening to the weather report has become an exercise in restraint.  Below zero up north, snowing with accumulations on the coast.  Yikes!  In three weeks the April calendar will be torn away to make way for May.  Flowers.  Green grass.  Warm sun and gentle breezes. One can only hope.

This morning in the gloom of snow producing clouds, I put my knitted purple scarf on, decided I was cold and put a second one on.  Shoving my hands into my long wool coat, I trudged down the steps opened the car and grabbed the scraper that has a brush to wipe away the snow from cars whose poor owners live through long, long New England winters.

On Route 3 just past Hamilton's pond, through the curtain of snow I saw the dark silhouette of a deer. Passing her slowly, I noticed the thick fur.  It is much too cold to relinquish winter protection. Enough is enough.

Reality.  No one can do anything about our weather woes.  I psych myself into thinking that today is beautiful; the trees lay heavy with the first snow fall.  You know, it is just not working.

DISCLAIMER:  Normally

I don't complain, but I think my psyche is permanently freezer burned.


4 comments:

arjeha said...

We are having rain off and on all day today---in fact, for the rest of the week. Yesterday, though, it was finally warm enough for me to go out and pick up some downed branches in our back yard. It felt so good to be out and not shoveling snow.

inspiringteacherstowrite.com said...

This line captures the mood perfectly, but your photo punches it.
"This morning in the gloom of snow producing clouds, I put my knitted purple scarf on, decided I was cold and put a second one on."

Our strange restraint in the Silicon Valley is to not worry about the unusual heat and the drought. I'm picturing things dead this time next year. Not exactly positive thinking, huh?

elsie said...

You deserve a medal for surviving this horrible winter. Hopefully it will warm up and maybe spring will have some time before summer sets in. The snowy picture is pretty, but so sad it was taken in April.

LInda Baie said...

It's hard for me to believe the winter you in the east has had, & we in Colorado are under a fire watch, it's so dry. We did have cold & a sprinkling of snow last week, but nothing like your picture. You are dear to be so humorous about it, fun writing!