Mother Nature we need to talk.

Early this morning April snow, not showers

I guess if you do not laugh you cry. Are you kidding me!! I woke up this morning to snow blanketing my almost bare yard. Not nice Mother Nature. Not nice. I like to laugh but you’re hitting the bottom of the barrel with this one. A good friend texted me yesterday from Ontario saying she woke up to snow and included a picture of it. I should have known we would get it next. Why not? Just bring it. Like I said, I have to chuckle or I’m going to LOSE it.

Wheeling my garbage bin up my dirt lane to the main road, the snow is but a skiff. Thank the Lord for small mercies. But having said that the fallen snow has an interesting look to it today. I do notice that the snow crystals lying there are shaped more like tiny little white beads, not like a November fluffy snowflake These remind me of those pesky little styrofoam beads you find in beanbag chairs, the kind that seem to stick to you and are hard to get rid of. Yeah not so nice.

I guess I should have known cause the weather was wonky yesterday in the early evening. Rain, wind, cloudy, sunshine, calm and then suddenly I look out my window to a sky darkening quickly, followed by this large sheet of snow pelleting across the yard…kind of like a blitz lasting seconds…sweeping its way from one side to the other heading who knows where. And then what… the sun comes a calling. What’s the matter with you Mother Nature?? I think she is playing with us, saying “Take that. And that”; like she is emptying out her winter closet so to speak, furiously disposing of those last snow bunnies (you know like dust bunnies but not) hidden leftovers from winter season. Enough is enough already.

Well, what do you do when you live in a shoe? I guess not get too excited but make room for the toes. Loosen the ties that bind. In other words, suck it up buttercup. The half full cup of life. Weather like so many things is part of the daily. And winter, yes even winter, is part and parcel. I should remember when living up in northern Ontario during my first teaching experience, it snowed in June. So put it in perspective, it’s SNOW for goodness sake!!! Yep it is. It SNOWs too. Yep it does. And then in a couple of months time, its heat and humidity to go on and on about.

Appreciating what you have. In response to the text from my friend who woke up to snow yesterday, I reminded her of the wonderful times sitting in her back yard with her that the picture brought to life for me. Things are so temporal really. This too shall pass.

So whatever jingle is going on in my head right now – “Rain rain go away” or”Mr Sun sun, Mr golden sun, please..” or “Walking on sunshine” or “Raindrops keep falling on my head” or Singing in the rain” or “Four strong winds” or”Its raining, its pouring” or “You are my sunshine” or “Blowing in the wind” or “Let it snow” (thank goodness for being a kindergarten teacher, mother and singing in a choir), it’s all good. Weather on.

Published by karenpnd

Taking in life and enjoying what is around me. Retired educator who has realized the bounty of many gifts given while in teaching and working a board level, I have missed out on paying attention to my surroundings including human interaction. So I find myself wanting to write and share a pondering or two. And that leads me in giving blogging a go. Looking forward to meeting others along the way as companions along the journey.

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