Monday, February 24, 2014

Late Winter in Virginia

As I've walked outside these last few days,
my spirits have been buoyed by 
all the green daffodil leaves emerging from the earth.
And since this is the last week of February, 
I've allowed myself to think of winter as over.

But today I saw a junco in the backyard
and that always means snow.
I checked the forecast for Tidewater
and discovered that Wednesday there is an expectation for snow.
How much remains to be seen.

I'm trying to be optimistic,
but I think I have to agree with comedian and writer Carl Reiner on this one.
Reiner once quipped: 
"A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."

At this point in the season, Carl, I'm with you.

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