Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Global warming?


I definitely believe in global warming. I don't see how it can be denied.


There will be winners and losers in global warming, and right here in PA we seem to be among the losers. We used to get honest-to-goodness snow. Big, nice snows. And yet. Some didn't like snow*.


I wonder if they love what has replaced the snow? The ice storms. We used to go years and years and years without an ice storm. Now we get them instead of snow. You can drive in snow. You can walk in snow. But driving and walking in even a thin layer of ice is dangerous.


Not that I'm complainin' of course. I never bitch. Well, maybe a little.



*I forgive all those who don't like snow. I know that they like ice even less. And for all who love Spring (and who doesn't?) as of today, it's 72 days away. Do easy time. Try to enjoy winter. The ice is beautiful on the trees after all.

12 comments:

Doug said...

I love snow. I remember an ice storm in Portland, walking 8 blocks uphill to visit a friend and sliding back down three steps every four I took. It was fun on vacation.

Tom & Icy said...

It wasn't as bad when we were young, but I don't like that falling down nowadays. It's so much harder to get back up.

Ariel the Thief said...

I love snow, too. Mostly in memories now. Beautiful picture!

kenju said...

We used to get ice storms, and now we just get rain. I'm no fan of snow, but it sure beats ice.

Libby said...

oh, tlp, i am SO with you on the missing snow thing!! in ohio, of course, we're getting the same crap you're getting! a day earlier, of course...today it's a little snow and A LOT of wind! i remember back in the mid-70's getting a BLIZZARD!! now nobody will ever believe that one, will they??

lime said...

i really do prefer snow. the slop storms are the worst. ice storms are pretty at least. the slop storms...ugh.....

Boo said...

OMG...how could I have forgotten the Rabbit Rabbit thingie???? What if I say it 7 times now?

Rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit

Darned work and taxes and winter clouding my thoughts.

Hope you're having a superb January!

actonbell said...

Yeah, okay, manageable amounts of snow are okay, I guess. Ice isn't, except on the trees.

Spring will be here before we know it. Sure.

tsduff said...

I'm with Tom - falling is so awful. You know it actually breaks things... very painful.
I don't do snow gracefully.

PI said...

I can't imagine what an ice storm is like but it sure has a poetic sound.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Belated HAPPY NEW YEAR to You my dear TLP....!

Ice Storms look quite beautiful but they sure are scary-dangerous, aren't they?

actonbell said...

Okay, I've had enough of winter, already. Don't care if it's only early January. I. am. finished. with. winter.