Yesterday’s #Blogging101 assignment: write to your reader. Ummm … I thought I was already doing that! But when I woke up this morning it was -8 F. MINUS EIGHT DEGREES FARENHEIT?!? As in …. EIGHT BELOW ZERO? Where I LIVE?!?
This is today’s hourly forecast. It doesn’t show the part where it should be 14 below zero tonight sometime.
Why is this remarkable?
I’m a southern girl. As in southern/southwestern part of the United States. In the places I lived my entire life, until just recently, snow was remarkable. Ice was remarkable. I don’t believe “below zero” ever happened – certainly not when I was wherever “there” was! Even in the high desert country of southwestern New Mexico I never experienced “below zero” temps.
Now I live in central Ohio USA. Aaahhh … the things we do for love, right? That’s right. I followed my heart to central Ohio. I’ve seen it snow several times now and I LOVE IT. I love how it looks, I love the cold, I much prefer snow to the driving rains on southeast Texas …. but I can’t say I’m loving this “below zero” business.
Even our big yellow bear of a dog wants to come back in before his 10 minutes are up. That’s COLD! And to keep this somewhat on topic, it’s a great day to wrap up in a nice warm quilt, light up the fireplace and enjoy the snow outside – through the window.