Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Today was our first measurable snow of the season, two inches on my front deck at 8am, and Cincinnati Weather Hysteria was at a peak. Schools had 2 hour delays or closed altogether, weathermen shrieked at us to beware the "Alberta Clipper," and every TV news department did a piece on snow shovels and ice melters. Brrrrr! How dreadful! What would we do if we lived in Minnesota, where Birdchick is talking about 8 inches, on top of what they already have on the ground? (Reminds me of a joke: "How is a man like a snowstorm?" --- Punchline is R-rated!)
The dogs are always thrilled with the first snowfall. Soon, Grace will begin to complain, and refuse to move off the deck for her "necessary" trips, but for now, she enjoys the changes around her.
Holly always loves to root around in the snow, and when it is deeper, will use her nose as a snowplow, tossing the accumulated snow up in the air.
Today's white stuff didn't stick around too long, changing to rain as I drove into work. Tonight, temps are supposed to be in the mid teens. Brr! Sounds like hot cocoa and a fire is in order.