Feb 22 2011
Only four days ago we had clear skies and 66o.
Spring was here, I shed my coat and took a long walk, enjoying the new season, making plans for spring activities. Oh, how happy!
Four days ago the weather forecast said it would be colder today but it didn’t sound bad. Then yesterday morning the weatherman predicted 2″-4″ of snow. By afternoon he’d changed his mind and was calling for 3″-5″ starting at 6:00pm.
Instead the snow started at 4:00pm and fell heavily, snarling rush hour traffic. I didn’t have my snow boots on (it was spring, wasn’t it?) and I didn’t want to walk far, so I waited for the bus that stops 300 feet from my house.
It never came. After 50 minutes I took the bus that stops a half mile from my house. Grrrr!
Our official snow total is 8.4″ at the airport. As you can see, there are 8 inches in my back yard.
I’d have nothing to gripe about if there hadn’t been so much false advertising.
(photo by Kate St. John)