Sunday, February 28, 2010
What A Beautiful Night!
I just spent a comfortable ten minutes out on the deck in a pair of denim capris, and a light weight acrylic sweater. It's nearly midnight, and it's still a tropical 41∘F. A clear sign that the frigid arctic weather that has plagued us for so long this winter, is finally on the wane. The night sky was a beautiful mixture of billowy white clouds, clear star strewn skies, and a bight, nearly full moon. What a beautiful back drop to the naked skeletons of the trees in their winter slumber.
Most of the snow has melted in areas where the sun shines, but thick piles still lurk in shaded areas. The roof is finally clear, but the rear deck is shaded. The treacherous ice sheet of re-frozen roof melt water in front of my door, that made traversing to the steps a life or death proposition, has finally melted, but 3/4 of the deck that I didn't shovel, still has four to six inches of snow on it. Yet some of the trees are already budding. Can winter last for long?
I've been watching the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics tonight. An enormous hug goes out to all of our beautiful neighbors to the north, for the absolutely fabulous two week party they just put on for the world! Kudos Canucks, and a very warm thanks to all of you! You did yourselves proud! :-) Next stop, London, for the summer Olymipics in 3 1/2 years!
By the way, my latest girl crush? Julia Mancuso! She is only 26. God, I feel so old!