The bad news is, when the temperature drops, our gravel township and county roads are likely to turn into skating rinks. The good news is, the temperature drop could lead to decent skating ice instead of the slushy crap we often end up with. Walking the dog this morning almost put me flat on my back a couple of times. I don't expect improved traction when the compacted snow refreezes. At least we don't have to worry about lake effect snow where we live and a snow covered sand plain prairie does have its beauty.
snow covered sand plain prairie
Photo by J. Harrington
If the weather forecast is in the ball park for later this week, please don't expect me to give thanks for a high temperature in the low teens on Thanksgiving Day. That will mean that, within less than a week's elapsed time, we will have gone from enjoying typical March weather (yesterday and today) back to mid-Winter weather. This looks like it could be a roller coaster Winter since the extended forecast mentions a longer warming trend the first week of December. That would at least make me thankful we aren't enjoying another extended Polar Vortex. Even though this is Minnesota, known for our "Up Northiness," I'm bothered that global warming seems to literally be occurring almost everywhere on the earth except here. Well, today needs to be a short posting. I have a letter to Santa to finish before
November Becomes the Sky With Suppers for the Dead
I am standing outsidein Minnesotaghost wind recallingnames in winter mist
The road smellsof dogs two days dead
White photographers talk inthe house of mainstreammedia
I can’t articulatethe agony of Eagle Singer’schildren to them.
We celebrate the oldman while anothergeneration shootscrushed and heatedprescriptionssells baskets,machinery,the fixtures yet to beinstalled in the house,yet to be heatedby the tribal government,for another nightstolen by the stuporsand the wondrouspleasure of forgeteverything medicines.
Back insideUncle Two Dogs rolls mea smoke out oforganic American Spirit
I look to a last cupof coffee.
The way homefills with snowour trackshuman and machine.
Thanks for visiting. Come again when you can.
Please be kind to each other while you can.