Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Inching Back Toward "Normal"

There is a little stone cherub who reclines, head on hand, in my kitchen garden. Last night I noticed that, after sleeping under a blanket of snow all week, he'd finally popped his head out. I almost took a picture because it amused me, just this little cherub head floating on the surface of the snow. But I didn't.

This morning I went to check on him and now his shoulders, hips and top leg are airing out. That means that about 1 inch of snow melted overnight. The slush season has begun.

School is starting 2 hours late today, but it will be in session. Cars are driving at normal speeds in front of the house. All the fabulous icicles, which I also neglected to photograph, have dripped away. Bare patches of grass are peeping through the snow. The Big Chill has moved on. I'm okay with that, save for the temptation to climb on the roof of The Neighbor's carport and make a snow angel in the last pure patch of white.

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Blogger JessnBekahsmom opined...

Yeah, you sent it to JLow! Now she's got the cold weather. Hopefully we all make it out of this cold winter without too much damage. Lucky for us, the power lines are underground, so we probably won't lose power, but this cold stuff is for the birds!

January 17, 2007 8:36 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

J&Bsmom: Underground power lines. That is so brilliant. Wish ours were. I do feel a little bad about how icy it is in Texas...we didn't have it that bad.

Thanks for stopping by!

January 17, 2007 8:40 AM  
Anonymous the neighbor opined...

Please continue to resist the temptation to create a snow angel on my carport roof. This is not in the remodeling plan nor is the increase in my homeowners insurance premium should you fall off and break something attached to yourself.



January 17, 2007 8:45 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Oh, ok. Killjoy.

January 17, 2007 8:53 AM  
Blogger Nicole opined...

You're lucky to have a real winter this year. We're sort of having some kind of funky spring during winter thing. Can't wear any of my sweaters. Or boots. Or big coats. Or hats. Or gloves. Or fuzzy scarves. I'll stop whining now.

January 17, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger Amy opined...

All I know is that... I'm going to be singing the song Too Many Fish in the Sea... for the rest of the night... Just because I always sing... Too Many Fish in the Sea... when I think of the Big Chill

January 17, 2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Nicole, Well now that we have a nice snow pack in the mountains and are assured of water this summer, you may have our winter.

Amy, I'm boring. The Big Chill always makes me sing "Ain't to Proud to Beg".

January 17, 2007 10:55 AM  
Blogger Nicole opined...

Amy and Lorraine - I'm twisted. The Bill Chill always makes me think about my husband sleeping with one of my friends.

January 17, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

That, and Kevin Costner dead in a bathtub.

January 17, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Evangeline opined...

Well I was going to add something pleasant enough, but now I have this image of Amy fishing for bloated Kevin Costners. Eeeks!

January 17, 2007 12:58 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Would you please pass the tablets?

January 17, 2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric opined...

Poor little cherub. Waking up from a long winter's nap is the pits.

Oh, and The Big Chill makes me think of Kevin Kline. And that's always a nice thing to think about.

Lorraine, do you watch Brothers & Sisters, ever? Because I've decided that the Rachel Griffiths character -- the smart, funny one -- that's you.

That is all.

January 17, 2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

R7, I'll pass along your condolences. And yes, I do watch "B&S" sometimes and I'm flattered by the comparison. But I think Rachael has better writers.

January 17, 2007 7:36 PM  
Blogger Dariush Alavi opined...

Glad to hear that familiarity is returning.

We're having a manic day over here though: crazy winds flinging branches left, right and centre; murky waves crashing across coastal roads. All quite exciting... as long as people don't get hurt.

January 18, 2007 3:52 AM  
Blogger Grish opined...

You can take your alls cold weather back at any time you want it by the way..:-P

January 18, 2007 4:42 AM  
Blogger charlie opined...

I too have not taken lots of photographs of interesting things this past few days.

January 18, 2007 5:05 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

D: Yes, the downside of interesting weather is that whole "potential for harming/maiming/destruction" thing. Hope you're battened down, hatches and all.

G: Golly, y'all have that ice thing going on, too? Or is it "just" cold? Despite previous comments I don't actually control the weather. But I could send you some cocoa and marshmallows.

C: We have both been very shoddy and neglectful and must straighten up right away. I hereby pledge to photograph one interesting thing today; whether I impose it on you or not is another matter.

January 18, 2007 6:50 AM  

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