Thursday, March 03, 2011

Winter Coyote the Deceiver

Pretty, isn't it? Pretty deceptive, that is. This is the lunch time view from the front window where I am staying. Don't even think about going out to play in the snow unless you are from the North. It's reached a mighty 13°F at noon. But, winds are out of the Northwest (that's the direction you are looking at), has an pretty unobstructed run for 7 miles and it is blowing a steady 22 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH. That means it feels like -8°F on your cheeks, ears and anything else you leave exposed. Frozen unprotected skin inside of fifteen minutes. Frostbite of inadequately protected extremitis in about twice that amount of time. That's my world. Not a blade of grass nor flower to be seen...

3 comments:

Donna said...

We were 68 yesterday, but both of us were too sick to enjoy it. I'm getting better, so I did at least step outside and toss the ball for my dog a few times.
Cooler temps in store for us now, and lots of rain.

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Walmart sells plastic flowers and plastic greenery! Go get you some.

Lana said...

80 projected for tomorrow. Not only blades of grass here, but flowers too...