Sunday, February 27, 2011

oh, look, look, it's snowing again

hard to believe that in a month I will be snowshoeing out to the garden to see what's working its way
up through the dirt snow...


now and then i am reminded of the journal I once saw kept by one man for 60+ years.   In it, he had a weather diary;  every day for all of those years he would describe the weather. "Jan. 3, 1804.  Cold. Some snow.  Jan. 4, 1804.  Colder. More snow.  Jan 5,  1804.  Warmer.  Sunny."    Whatever else went on in his life, once a day he took down this huge volume, found the right page, sharpened his pen nib, and wrote, "Jan. 6, 1804. Very cold.  Windy."  ...  
                                                                                                      

1 comment:

  1. My grandma and grandpa listened to the weather radio every night before bed. I loved listening too, and loved the seriousness of that announcer's voice...the repetition of wind speed and wave height, the chance of rain. It all mattered. I like weather diaries too...

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