Yesterday was an anomaly weather-wise, though I’m sure there were no complaints.
My favorite meteorologist, Paul Gross, said that we shattered the former record of 55 degrees set back in 1888. Yup 1888 – that was not a typo! While there were still some patches of ice and snow when I set out on my walk, it was a cinch to navigate – no traipsing into the street, so I could pay more attention to the sights and sounds, instead of watching my feet as they navigated the pavement. But, despite those warmer temps, the Ecorse Creek was still covered with ice, with one small fissure bisecting the Creek, but no water visible yet.
So, like I said, I had a better opportunity to check out the Christmas décor that I missed during the two-week hiatus from my walking regimen, thanks to the two snowstorms and freezing rain. One such holiday item was a huge inflatable “snowwoman”, who appeared to be made from sand and was propped up near a garage. I know this towering inflatable “sandwoman” was way taller than me. She was quite the beach babe – extremely curvy, with three beige-colored sandballs, instead of the usual snowballs, comprising that body. This sandwoman had her accessories down to a T … there was a floppy hat to protect her head from the sun’s rays and dark sunglasses perched on a cute conch shell nose. She wore fashionable starfish buttons and had donned a colorful lei. But, instead of carrying a purse on one twiggy arm, she had a sand bucket. Very clever! She looked perfect for yesterday’s weather, but I’ll bet she was shivering, as was I, when I opened the door to leave this morning.
What caused those Spring-like temps we had yesterday to vamoose? And who ordered those pesky little ice pellets that landed on my nose and down jacket today? Grrrrrrrrr.
Well, after all, we did just begin the Winter season. Now, we’ve dispensed with Christmas and the news station is carrying their year-in-review for many different topics. The advertisements are now about New Year’s Eve reservations and New Year’s resolutions. Whoa! And, on social media, people have tweeted and posted about Valentine’s Day and Easter cards, candy and décor springing up everywhere … did someone say Spring?