This morning I was eating breakfast and decided I had better dig out the snow boots and boot tray and have the shovel ready for Saturday morning. That was in the 5:00 o’clock hour. My thoughts were prophetic, because just a few hours later, I ended up doing all three tasks when snow suddenly appeared on the scene. Usually, the snow hits the northern ‘burbs first, but this time Detroit and Downriver were right in the bulls eye.
I peered out the door and snow had whitened the cement, but not the grass, though sparkling ice crystals had dusted the still-green leaves of bushes and trees. It sure wasn’t going to melt (or so I thought) with an air temperature of 29 degrees and a real feel of 21degrees.
So much for my morning walk! Of course I was bummed out because I have a measly 24 miles left to reach 1,000 miles walked this year … so 24 miles, and 24 days to accomplish reaching my goal. I’ll try not to clutch and have too much angst over this, and, besides … I am prepared to resort to Plan “B” and walk at one of the other parks near my house, in the snow, in my boots, if need be. Hopefully tomorrow’s walk is a “go” because measurable snow is predicted for Saturday and Monday, which will surely mess up the Park’s perimeter path since the City does not clear it.
As for this morning’s snow … well, I swept it, and before I was halfway done with the driveway, it was covered in snow again as those big flakes were flying fast and furiously. But, two hours after removing my boots, peeling off all those layers and sipping a cup of coffee, I looked outside and was surprised to see the snow miraculously had vanished. It didn’t melt, so did it just blow away? Of course, I was tempted to head outside and go for a walk then, but my boss is on vacation, and I’m virtually “minding the store.”
Some people embrace the arrival of snow during this most magical time of the year, but I think that Winter, which officially arrives two weeks from today, might have just stopped by to show Fall who is really the boss.
Miss Linda…………………….I wasn’t very happy when i saw this morning’s snow…………………a few of our neighbors who came from India were out taking pictures of the snow, I’m sure to send back home to their families to see…………………..I have a niece in Sylmar CA, who is in the midst of those raging fires………………….she’s choosing not to evacuate…………..we have snow and she has falling ash
Ann Marie – I wasn’t either and debated whether to deal with the snow or just walk – now I wish I had just walked because the snow went away and I don’t get that as it sure didn’t melt. The snow was not supposed to arrive until Saturday morning. Your neighbors will have lots of pictures to take in the next few days since we have snow coming on two occasions. I will drive to the Park and walk there this morning – it may be awhile before I get back there unless all the snow melts. Weather folks are saying that this cold and snow will last until Christmas, at least. Not happy at all about that. Your poor niece – this is the woman who just visited you about a month or so ago? There was another wildfire this morning … heard that on the 5:00 a.m. news – so I think that makes five or six of them. Those poor people and she in the midst of it – I will keep your niece in my prayers … I heard the breathing is so bad that you have to have a mask on when outside your home in that area where all the wildfires are.