Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Aftermath of the Storm

Squirrel with "Snowbrella"
Sunday's storm was difficult because of the combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. 

During the storm, some interesting things were discovered--for instance, I saw a squirrel using its tail as  snowbrella. It was sitting in one of the planters that we put bird food in and eating away as the flakes fell from the sky with ever increasing speed.

It was an interesting use for a tail.  I found it incredibly creative. And it made me smile. Of course, I was in the warm house and the squirrel was outside in the weather.

Yesterday morning, as I was chopping my truck out of a the block of ice that had formed around it, I saw another photo-worthy sight--heavenly bamboo with berries encased in ice with the sun, yes the sun, shining through it. 

The day was was cold, but the sun melted the ice by the end of the day. The sun is getting stronger every day--it is as strong as early-October right now and getting more and more like September. 

The weather forecast suggests that March will be colder and snowier than normal. I find that to be very distressing. My forecast is that they are wrong!

I'm still waiting for global warming!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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