Saturday, February 9, 2013

Spring coming to Minnesota!

photo of pine trees in snow storm
© harrington
By some time tomorrow, my back yard may again look like this. A mixture or rain and snow and, maybe, freezing rain or drizzle falling from cloudy skies making Minnesota's winter too much like Missouri's. Meanwhile, back where I was born, they're getting hit with a super, classic nor'easter that's dumping about the same amount of snow as happened weeks before I left Massachusetts for Minnesota. The price we pay to enjoy four seasons! After all my prattling about forthcoming Spring, King Boreas isn't yet finished with us for this year. But, cheer up, it's all good. Snowmobilers get cover on which to ride, dog-sledders may actually get to run in the John Beargrease this year, and, despite sudden setbacks to us warmth-loving types, Spring's approach is ceaseless, unrelenting, unstoppable. Humans may be able to screw up the Earth, but we haven't yet figured out how to break the universe. Give us time, though. We're still a relatively young, inventive, creative species. Wait until we learn how to walk AND chew gum at the same time. No more climate change then. We'll geoengineer a solution and break the universe simultaneously! Please stop back soon and feel free to share rants or raves about your Minnesota in the comments.