Wintry Mix for the Snowbirds

Posted on January 17, 2011


I know that all you snowbirds roosting in Florida and Alabama and Mexico want to see how winter is going up here.  This is your lucky day. The weekend inspired a flurry of emails from the photographers in the neighborhood.

Katherine wrote: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!  It’s cold. With a high of 16 today, and it’s already 15.6, I doubt if the extra 4 tenths of a degree will feel all THAT much warmer. The dog still loves her walks.  It takes 15-20 minutes to get ready to go out for me.  All the while she looks at me as if to say “I thought you said we were going out…”

Yes, I thought.  That comports exactly with my experience.  Then Andi Laidlaw weighed in.  Andi is a woman of few words.  Subject line, yesterday Spume in front of our place, and image:

It pinned my ears back in wonder and amazement.  I turned part of it into that snazzy new TLV banner.  I sent Andi an email thanking her and added:  I can’t believe you had a minute’s worth of sunshine yesterday.  I moved around inside a cloud of blowing snow.  Back came: It was exactly one minute of sunshine!  My fingers were freezing down there in that huge wind; it almost blew me over.  I can believe it.  It was fierce out there.

For my own contribution . . . I contemplated the steps up to the Writing Studio and Bait Shop with despair.

I can hear you giggling all the way up here.  Cut that out!