December 25, 2008
On this day one year ago, we had a light snowfall hereabouts. It amounted to very little, and it melted off in a few hours. But I went out and did some photography with my digital camera, and posted a sample of the takings here: http://counterfem.blogspot.com/2007/12/just-for-today.html
This year. . . we had snow. Oh yes. . . we had snow! I had to clean the build-up off my car no less than three times. Nor were driving conditions safe. But after about a week it is finally turning into mushy slop and huge puddles along the roadways. As I write, a light drizzle is falling, and everywhere the universal blanket of cold white death is visibly retreating, shrivelling, collapsing, contracting in upon itself. Footprints are filling up with water. . .
Only a few short days ago, maybe 40 miles from where I live, they were enduring blizzard conditions with 90 MPH winds. I'm in a different microclimate, so I was spared that. . .
On another note, I have made some editing changes to the immediately foregoing post—the long one! I wasn't quite happy with it. Something about it was bugging me. So I did some surgery on a few paragraphs, and made some minor touch-ups here and there. And I do believe it is now a better, stronger piece of writing—although no less long. In fact, long it shall remain . . . .