Friday, March 25, 2005
I remember when I was a tad, our Mom would read Pogo Possum books to us, acting out all the parts; she loved Albert the Alligator, and she'd start laughing so hard, she'd have to stop to dry her glasses. Well, one of the strips started out with, I think, Churchy and Howland Owl discussing the weather, with Churchy saying that everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Howland nods and says that saying came from Samuel Clemens. Churchy disagrees, saying it was Mark Twain, and they end up in a wrestling match over who said it, and they roll down a hill, into another cartoon strip. WELL, all I know is somebody needs to do do something about THIS weather! We had one of the warmest Februarys on record, causing all the plants in the garden to start growing, and now we've had a disgustingly cold, just downright nasty March, so that all the promise of an early spring has gone kaflooey, and all the plants in the garden are in a frozen sulk. Yesterday we had a cold snow-rain all day (snain?), and suddenly big blobs of slushy snow started falling straight out of the sky, hitting the ground with a splat! The kittens ran for cover under a fir tree, and I took this picture showing the snain coming down. Oh well, it's supposed to be in the 60's on Monday.Just don't e-mail me any pictures from the south or west right now, showing tulips and daffodils in bloom.