...is what I saw when I ventured out this morning....
Full disclosure demands I admit the "venturing out" was of short duration. Being without gloves, a fuzzy hat and waterproof footwear, I had turned a distinctive shade of blue by the time I made it back inside.
Still, it was beautiful, the air was wonderfully clean and bracing, and I was reminded how much I love snowy weather when I have the necessities to face it.
Around me, however, Where I Live Now seems equally unprepared. I'm told this is not the first time snow and sub-freezing temperatures have been part of the local scene. That doesn't mean anyone here is what you would call prepared: This is the fourth day of no mail service, closed schools/businesses, and general paralysis.
That all may end tomorrow, according to the weather-guessers. The predicted high temperature is well above zero (Celsius), and that should send the white stuff dribbling for the drains. Dire Weather Warnings have expired or been retracted.
Next time I see snow -- except on TV -- I expect to be prepared. And, I hope, wherever I am, the local services are are equally prepared to even pretend to cope with them li'l white flake-things when they drift out of the sky....
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