Friday, March 03, 2017
Sounds like just the right winter to decide not to go to "our" village in Mexico, eh? "Winter's are so mild now, maybe we should take a year off and hang out more here with our friends..."
While I am grousing here a little, and I do actually dislike winter (sorry Gfid), it does have the effect of bringing the town together - whether to complain about the city plowing job, play hooky at work and hit the ski hill...or just something dependable to talk about at the coffee shop. Weather R Us.
Can I send you some inspiration from Henry David Thoreau who said “one must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter?”
But I don't think he experienced the dramatic climatic upheavals we are already seeing some evidence of !! On a more light hearted note :
I gather Nelson folk, led presumably by yourself Gary, find it a common talking point and an excuse to relax. But as I remarked recently maybe we can stoically see the weather accord ‘to Fain’s legendary Francis Fryer: Here are his toe tapping lyrics with some embellishments from yours truly:
Oh, everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever done anything about it! Why don't they realize a very simple thing: You've gotta have a winter if you wanna have a spring! My friend, it all depends on Mother Nature; the laws of compensation still as seen apply; Quit beef’ in' ‘bout the snow-n on your Nelson cloudy day and think of the fields of flowers you’ll be trippen through in May! So, if you still complain about the weather, then why the devil don't you do something, then why the devil don't you do something, then why the devil don't you do something about it?
Great pictures - WOW that sure is a lot of snow !!
We've been hearing of the record heat in parts of Australia. Guess we're all subject to experiencing and enjoying griping about weather.