Monday, December 5, 2011

Where's the Snow?

WARNING: This post discusses the topic of global warming.


Okay, I don't really know where you guys live, but in the area of Ohio that I live in, there is no snow on the ground. I remember when it used to snow at Thanksgiving around here. But it's already December 5, and I have no idea where it could be.


I'm sorry, but I'm a winter girl. Winter is my favorite season... steamy hot chocolate (mixed with coffee :) ), an inspirational snowy landscape to look over, and not having to go outside... Don't get me wrong, I like being outside but that usually means I have to write on paper instead of my computer. I remember about two or three years ago when it didn't snow until after Christmas. That was probably the most sad thing ever.


(The funny thing is, I really don't like the cold. But winter means I can stay inside, and my mom doesn't really want to go anywhere because it's cold. So that means I can sit around and write all day :) )


Anyway, I'm getting really worried because it's raining outside. I could go outside in a t-shirt and be fine. And if I stayed out there for too long I'd get cold. But I remember when winter meant going outside in a sweater and freezing to death when in contact with the winter air. This is our backyard:


Does this look right to you?
(If you look closely enough, that long rectangular object in the top right corner of the picture is an example of what a bad photographer I am. That's kind of besides the point, but still.)

I know that the human-caused global warming topic is kind of (sometimes very) controversial. And I really don't want to discuss things that go against other people's beliefs, but I personally think that we are making an impact on our environment.

So this December, my goal is to turn off all the lights when I leave a room, take short showers (instead of my usual half hour...) and do everything I can to better the environment! I really want it to snow this Christmas!

So, what season do you guys like? Are you a fan of winter?

--Jess

7 comments:

prerna pickett said...

good goal, even if you think global warming is hoopla. Personally I try to do my part by recycling and watching water consumption. And, btw, it is bitterly cold where I am, but no snow on the ground.

C D Meetens said...

Not really a fan of winter, no. I hate being cold, and I hate the fact that when it snows over here (I'm in the UK), we're not allowed to clear streets, etc. for legal reasons, so walking to the bus stop becomes an accident waiting to happen. If I lived somewhere that knew what to do in cold weather, maybe I'd like it more. As it is, my favourite season is spring - the weather warming up, the days lengthening, and plants starting to grow again.

Oh, and it's cold over here at present. My breath makes clouds of mist in the morning.

Stephen Tremp said...

I like fall the best. But I can enjoy myself any time of the year. Hey, I can always take a vacation somewehre else and impose on friends, eat their food, and sleep on their couch.

Jillian said...

I always thought I would miss the snow, but both times I moved to places where it rarely fell, I didn't mind at all. It was nice to not have to deal with the inconvenience of it, and I prefer the crisp, cold-but-not-freezing air of autumn anyway. HOWEVER, I will want to take my (hypothetical future) kids to play in the snow, so I'll never want to be completely free of it. And the general fact that global warming is impacting winter weather so much makes me very concerned.

Reiko said...

I like the fact that we get to enjoy all four seasons where we live. The changes in the environment, brought about by the passing of seasons, keep my mind stimulated. It is as if nature has a magic wand. I admire the wonders of the natural world including, of course, the beautiful snow in winter!

Angela Brown said...

Shrinking your carbon footprint is never a bad thing. So great goals.

Me, I'm a spring time chick. It gets a bit rainy sometimes but those are great times to stay inside and read or write. And the weather is at a nice equilibrium...at least for a few short days.

The Golden Eagle said...

I agree--I think we're affecting our environment, too.

I like winter. :) I don't mind the cold, and I love snow. Unfortunately, we haven't had any of the latter yet, either . . . except for a light dusting back in October.

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