we are waiting patiently. after all, this is wisconsin. snow is a part of our climate. our average annual snowfall total is just over 36″. we have a long way to go to achieve that.
it snowed in november but didn’t really stay around. it dusted snow a few days ago. and that’s really it. for two people who love to hike in the woods as a quiet snow falls, this is not exactly our cup of tea. we didn’t even have a white christmas. i’m thinking of asking for my money back; this is not the winter i anticipated.
now, there are plenty of people here who are perfectly content without snow. it’s hard to imagine why they would prefer cold grey days to sky-blue-brilliant sun reflected off of snowcover. i lust over every photo My Girl posts, not just because of those colorado mountains in her pictures, but the snow is spectacular and necessary – regulating the surface temperature of the earth, protecting root systems, melting to help water tables and avoid drought. this is the point where i am not mentioning all the research i just did for the last hour about snowfall and our earth and climate change. it’s painful.
anyway….i know it isn’t convenient. i know if you must move around in it, it can be dangerous. i know it’s a lot of work. but, i’m really thinking it’s about time for a good-old-fashioned blizzard.
snow on the lakefront ©️ 2016 kerri sherwood & david robinson