Tag Archive: winter

Loki in the Snow

By a trick of the eye and software, you can’t clearly see Loki’s leash in this rendition of the photograph. Never mind that sleight-of-hand: what’s astonishing is that instead of standing on the porch expressing his utter disdain and WTF?itude, Loki is seen actually picking his way through an admittedly much-attenuated snowfield. The air was…

Pewter Sky

It’s not uncommon for writers to reach into the cliché bag and pull out a phrase like “leaden sky” when they wish to convey an atmospherically gloomy day’s weather. But that was not this day. This day had a pewter sky that darkled and gleamed like the surface of a repoussé-adorned drinking vessel. I stopped…

Snowy Letterbox

There was a break in the weather, the sun came out, and I put on my boots to take a walk. (I offered Loki a chance to go outside, but he took two steps onto the porch and thought better of it. Lemme back in neeeeeeooooowwwww.) The snow was wetter than last night, since it’s…

Snowfall in Asheville

The big snow is underway. If it keeps up as advertised, we’ll have a foot of snow by the end of the day tomorrow. It’s pretty. Neighborhood children and youngsters are sledding down the steep road on the north side of my yard, even after dark. I’m enjoying being indoors where it’s warm and bright….

A Break in the Weather

Yes, the sky was that blue. And it was warm. More of the same, please. Two Years Ago: Arm in Arm Ah, young love… [read more]

Winter’s Fingers

They’re promising us temperatures in the high 50s this weekend. Hmf. I’ll believe it when I see it. We’ve been in winter’s icy clutches long enough now that Spring is an oasis mirage in an arctic desert. I know that it’s ridiculous of me to be moaning about it from Western North Carolina, when so…

Diagonal

I wish Safari would stop substituting the WRONG, non-functional URL when I try to enter the new, FUNCTIONAL one, so that I keep ending up on a 404 page despite having fixed the bad link ages ago. Seriously, this is stupid behavior and there doesn’t seem to be any way to force the correct URL…

Running on Faith

It’s snowing again, and it’s cold and grey. About this time of year you just have to believe that it’ll be over eventually. The sun will shine. It will be warm… and then hot. (Remember hot?) One thing I insisted on and paid more than I liked for in my new house was a deep…

If You Don’t Like The Weather…

…wait five minutes. Heavy blizzardy snow. So pretty! I leave the office, scrape off the half-inch of snow that’s fallen in the last ten minutes, and head home. Here’s the scene when I pull into my driveway, about 5 minutes later. Blizzard? What blizzard? This blizzard. Aaaaaand it’s back! Five minutes later it’s coming down…

A Winter Story

The snow and wind arrived tonight, and the relatively mild beginning to the year is being erased with 60-mile-an-hour gusts and single-digit windchill. I am glad to be safely at home and will be grateful if my roof doesn’t get blown off. A Year Ago: Abundance I wake up sometimes with a jolt worrying about…