Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Strange Weather

It was 70 degrees yesterday (21 C.), balmy, soft air, sweet breeze. In other words, weird. One of my core assumptions (clearly incorrect) is that December is cold.

It's not that unusual to experience a few incredibly warm and springlike December days here in this landscape where the weather is ever changing, ever unpredictable. Still, after almost ten years here, I am surprised when it happens.

I think of the weather as the emotional body of the earth, so expressive and compelling, completely bewildering, even to the meteorological professionals. But ... I'm not complaining. It's nice to put away the hat and gloves for a day, to wander around without shivering. In fact, I love the capricious weather here in the American midatlantic. I really do!


deborah said...

weather is the main reason i love the midwest

we went from 60 to 6 degrees in a few hours and windchills of minus 13 and now 4 inches of snow

it is amazing
and awesome in the true sense of the word

and the reason we became the Bible belt

imagine being a farmer here

love you dearly

Reya Mellicker said...

That's so smart - the reason the midwest became the bible belt. Wow.

SNOW! I want S N O W !!!!

Never satisfied, am I?

Merle Sneed said...

We only have to seasons in the desert.

Grass is green, sky is blue.
Grass is brown, sky is blue.

Steve said...

Yesterday was beautifully warm here in NYC, too, though a bit gray. I considered it a refreshing change and tried not to give in to my global warming paranoia. :)

ArtSparker said...

Hail in California day before yesterday, and I could see my breath when I went out yesterday morning.

T.W. is THE MAN.

Anyway, that song goes on a "strange" compilation with "Strange Boat" by the Waterboys.

Lynne said...

oh my! We blogged about the same thing today! Even the use of the word "capricious" ! How cool is that? Speaking of cool we have 2-3 inches of snow in our forecast for overnight. I will have to see it to believe it tho.

lacochran said...

I'm ready for snow. Got a new Marmot shell and skis and everything! Bring it on, Winter!

lettuce said...

hmmm i like it cold in december
but not cold and wet

fussy, me?

thats a lovely sunny yellow