Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Weather? What Weather?

Two days ago, there were eight inches of snow on the ground in the yard where I live. God-children were creating snowmen.

Yesterday, there was a small lake out there from all the rain, and the snowmen were wearing flotation vests (no, I'm not kidding! Some kid's father put his boat vests on the snowmen, presumably so they could outlast the rain).

Today, the groundskeepers are mowing the lawn. Sadly, the snowmen couldn't swim, even with the help of the vests. They drowned. The former lake is now a meadow, and the grass is growing like triffids.

Nope. No weird climate shit happening here, folks. As you were.


Blogger Tim said...

Sounds like a very typical Vancouver winter storm to me... A little early but typical... The only thing you forgot to mention is how the roads became parking lots during the snowfall as no one there knows how to drive in the stuff!... ;)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 6:30:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Oooooops... I forgot to add... My condolences to the snow people. A sad day indeed. Damn you global warming!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 6:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

Much the same South of the Border. With the additional comment that the windstorms that seem to hit Bellingham every year about this time have knocked down both of my bird feeders. Broken plastic shards & scattered seed everywhere.

Time for heavy-duty bird feeders...

(If I find any, I'll let you know)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Tim: While the rain is pretty typical for this time of year, the snow is not. And on the rare occasion we have had snow this early, we didn't get eight inches in one dump.

You're right about the roads-as-parking-lots, though. And bobsled runs. On a perfectly flat, horizontal surface in Richmond (you don't get much flatter than Richmond) I watched a guy in his big 4X4 creep out of his driveway, look carefully in all directions, and make a 450-degree turn to the right! Luckily, there was no one else trying to use that road at the time. I was safely up a tree.

Nobody out here has ever heard of second gear.

Dez: Most of the birds will be okay as long as they can get to the seed. If you get a lot of wind in your area, try feeders that can be removed when it starts to get rough. Hanging feeders work well.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

We've had so much weather change in Texas, everyone has whiplash. It was record-setting hot up till Thanksgiving. Days in the 80s. Then, we had a cold front, nights in the 30s. Now we're back to hot weather. It only got down to about 60 last night. Up above 80 again today. Of course, the state is so big, we sometimes get hilarious weather contrasts. If a norther comes in, the temperature in far north Texas, in the Panhandle, may be 25 degrees. If the norther hasn't made it down to the tip of Texas, it may be 85 degrees down there. It's bizarre. I've seen it plenty of times in weather casts.

Friday, December 07, 2007 4:27:00 AM  
Blogger stageleft said...

More reasons for me to consider moving to the west coast..... if I was there my bike wouldn't be parked would it?

Friday, December 07, 2007 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger JeanC said...

Sunday we had a snow storm, so much so when hubby and I ventured out, we turned around and went home without the planned shopping. By Sunday night it was raining to beat the band and by Monday morning we had flood watch and the snow was half gone.

Rum Tum was pissed. He keeps going out looking for his snow to play in. Hopefully we'll have some again soon, I need new pics and vids of him out playing in it :D

Friday, December 07, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Karen: That's what happens when you live in a state (excuse me -- I should say republic) big enough to qualify as a separate country.

SL: You had to park your bike? Aw, man...that sucks!

Jean: It occurred to me that maybe one of us should explain that Rum Tum is one of your cats, not your hubby! And yes, please, on the vids! Send them in to Cute Overload and ICHC, too.

Friday, December 07, 2007 8:38:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I figured it was either Jean's cat or she has a pot-bellied alcoholic friend who retains a childlike wonder.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 6:51:00 AM  

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