Here in snow country we get some of our best storms in February. We don’t expect to see our lawns until March.
park bench in February
That’s just the way it is.
So we can’t help but smile a little over the mass hysteria caused by snow storms in places less prepared.
The university students from lower latitudes and altitudes get so excited and run outside to watch the first white flakes falling out of the sky in the fall. By December the novelty has worn off.
Now, in February, they are feeling a little overwhelmed.
(Mom and Dad sent me to hell and now it has frozen over.)
Although the campus grounds crew keep the walkways clear and dry.
Snow Days are not that common.
Public schools continue unless the weather becomes a blizzard.
Heavy snowfall is cause for celebration at all the ski resorts. The farmers welcome the storms as a promise of water for crops in the summer and an opportunity to break out the snowmobiles.
Winter weather does last TOO long, though.
Sometimes we just wish it would STOP.
No, we panic when the thermometer shoots to the top in July and August. We expect comfortable outside temperatures in the afternoon.
If we can’t get cool by opening a window for a little breeze or by shading up on the porch, we don’t do well. Many houses around here don’t even have air conditioners.
DH and I finally invested in a little window a.c. unit for our home a couple of years ago, but we only need it for a few weeks each summer.
I guess it just depends on the kind of conditions you’re prepared for.