Saturday, January 06, 2007

Oh Now What the Hell

Frosty_the_bushman, originally uploaded by ilyka_damen.

Snow. I'm getting snow here, in southern New Mexico.


wolfa said...

On the other side of the continent, I'm not getting any snow, in snowier-than-Moscow Montreal. This is because it's well above freezing: I am getting rain.

ilyka said...

See, tell me that isn't messed up.

One of these days I think I would like to visit Montreal. I've seen only the usual amount of Canada most U.S. citizens see--Niagara Falls. Although I suppose people who live in Washington, Minnesota, and other border states have seen a bit more than that.

Anonymous said...

In DC we haven't had a lick of snow yet. And my tulip bulbs are starting to peak up out of the ground.


ilyka said...

I was just looking at a photo of D.C. showing the cherry trees in bloom--yeah, here. Little early for that, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Yep. We don't usually get cherry blossoms until very late March/ early April.


gennimcmahon said...

And now the children are whining because the snow melted, the snow man pulled a Sleepy Hollow within minutes of being built, and the dratted sun came back out. Whatever. Snow's only fun if you don't have to live and work in it.

I've got a fond place in my heart for Kingston, Ontario, which we used to visit frequently when my husband was stationed at Ft. Drum, NY. If I had to live in a snowy place, I'd be quite interested in Kingston.

Erica said...

Another blogger I read who lives in Albuquerque had posted a comment about the snow they had there, and I thought she was totally kidding. Until she posted pictures of the foot-deep snow they have. Crazy.

wolfa said...

I've never been to New Mexico -- like most Canadians, I've gone down much of both coasts (all of the Atlantic), but little else.

It is totally messed up. Though I contend that, if my brief googles are right, your "cold winter" is almost the same temperature as my "very unseasonably warm winter", and well into "unseasonably warm". Of course, you're a bit further south.

But it's supposed to reach freezing during the days. Eventually.

Heliologue said...

In all fairness, we got snow all the time when we lived in New Mexico. The difference, as I learned when I moved to the midwest, is that NM didn't have the sort of savage, icy cold that the midwest does. Rather, it has the sort of snow that one actually wants to go out and play in.

ilyka said...

What part of NM roughly, Heliologue, if you don't mind me asking?

The weather does vary all over the state. I get that. It's like the frustration I had when I lived in Phoenix: Not all of Arizona is scorching desert, but most people in the rest of these United States certainly think it is. But it was ridiculous, because you could drive 2-or-so hours out of Phoenix and be in snow, I mean real snow, not the ooh-kicky, isn't-this-neat 'cause-we-don't-have-to-shovel-it kind that I got today.

It ain't all red rocks and saguaros and sand, anymore than New York is all Manhattan (and don't get me started on how many people think that it is).

But I'm weirded out because I'm within, say, a 75-minute drive of Juarez, Mexico. So I'm thinking it's at least a little freaky weather for this latitude.

belledame222 said...

70 degrees here in NYC yesterday. wore short sleeves all day. hottest day of that day on record (surprise); also, this is the first time there's been no snow by this point in winter since some year in the 19th century.


oh yeah. no climate change here! nope nope no

apparently all the snow's melting off Mt. Kilamanjaro, too.

and then there is the ginormous ice sheet that broke off the Arctic.

rain of toads, anyone? plague of locusts?

Lesley said...

Dude, seriously, like zuzu said, we'll take our snow back. I'm not asking for much. Just a little snow. It's NYC after all. We used to have snow. Ah, I remember back in the old days... Yeah, shutting up now before I get way too sappy.