Thursday, February 16, 2012


Twenty seven years ago I moved to Virginia with my husband and 3.5 children.  One would be born soon after our arrival...she traveled in comfort on our trip.  We had an opportunity to leave Mobile, Alabama to make a better life for ourselves.  At the time it meant more opportunity to be closer to my family (although it meant leaving my husband's family)....but it also meant moving to a climate with more than two seasons.  The summers in Mobile could be unbearable.  The winters were mild, but calling the season winter was a challenge. 

This winter, here in Virginia, feels the same.  I haven't had to put any short sleeve shirts away.  In fact, I just pulled a pair of capri's out of the dryer that I wore this past weekend.  Yes, it's been that warm.  I'm not saying I want so much snow I can't get out of my house, but I am missing the bite of winter.  The frost around the edges of things and the knowledge that alot of mosquito eggs have died a cold death.

I don't know how much I believe about global warming, but I know that our Virginia warm up is a bit of a let down this year.  Anyone know who I might talk to about a snowy landscape showing up before March?


  1. I agree!! I must say that it has been great for running... 30 is not a bad temp to run in as you warm up so much after the 1st mile. the runners have gotten spoiled! I'd like just 1 snowstorm for the fun of it... so the kids can play! We got this nice sled, but it's just collecting dust in the garage!

  2. I was talking to my lawn guy today and wondering if I should trim back the plants that froze last week. Nah, he said, there could be another freeze. It's hard to imagine since this winter has been so mild. I'm reminded, however, of the adage "be careful what you ask for." As I recall from my Virginia days a little snow goes a long way!