Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Cloud Dust

The humor of this time in the "frozen tundra" has finally sunk in.......it took a while. I must admit it is NOT always humorous. Take for instance last week when coming home over the mountains. I looked up and saw a dark cloud in the distance. I asked, "What the heck is that dark cloud?". I was informed it was "cloud dust". Hmmm, my logical mind thought. "How can there be "dust" when the ground has been covered in snow for as long as I've been here?" So I began to ask questions about that thought. In a few minutes I got my answer as more snow began to fall and I was informed that was/is cloud dust. I DID NOT think it funny at the time, but I have since related it to the great snipe hunts that used to, or are still, fostered on the uninitiated boy scouts every year.

Among the other things I now "get", is why there are big hoods on outdoor jackets. I learned first hand yesterday while trying to load groceries in the car while snowflakes were falling on my hood and head.

I've also learned that one does NOT just walk out the door in their shirt sleeves. Geez, it is a process to leave the house. Socks, more socks, boots, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves just to name a few things. Those things are in addition to your regular clothes! I feel like I could fall over and never get hurt or that no one could possibly know by my shape if I'm a man or a woman. Bah humbug........

Three weeks and counting until I'm heading back to the balmy high 70's of San Miguel.
Of course in the meantime, next week we head to Colorado to see the grandbabies and kids. What's wrong with this picture? Well, it might be that I'm definitely doing this at the wrong time of the year.

I'm obviously making a mental note to never, never do this again at this time of the year. Life is always about lessons, isn't it?

By the way, I have great photos to share - of the Potomac River frozen solid, snow, deer, snow, more snow etc. but I'm using someone's computer and can't figure out how to download the photos from my camera. Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

And we will welcome you back to suny Mexico. I may be heading up to SMA next week. Of course. When you are not there.

Babs said...

Well, why in the world would you do that? Just wait three more weeks and I'll be there......you SHOULD be there for the Eater pagentry. People come from world wide to see it. It is beautiful, moving and a one-of-a-kind time of the year.........

Babs said...

Oops, I meant Easter.......

calypso said...

It is funny (not actually) how you spent a lot of time at the sunny warm beach just a short time ago - how quickly we forget.

We just returned from nearly a month in Puerto Escondido. I have but the photos to remind me that just days ago I hadn't been in long pants or sub 70 weather for a month.

Already I am cold. And you Blog entry isn't helping warm me.

Well thoughts of you are...and that is good and perhaps enough.

Stay warm amiga.

Life's a Beach! said...

Babs, I bet the Eater pagentry is a site to behold too! : ) I can't say I miss snowland. We made brief forays into the frozen world last winter, but thankfully, we're here in Arizona this year!

Kay Cox said...

Some folks just have to learn the hard way. To think you moved to Mexico to get away from all that stuff and then volunteered to go back into it....hmmmmm...must have taken some fast-talking dude to convince you to abandon warm sunshine for the north this time of year.

Babs said...

Well, Kay, you know me well! But once I learn a lesson, I seldom repeat the mistake........
Calypso, I so thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts on P.E.. If I can figure out how to get there, without driving, I think that will be my destination next year.
Gracias for your kind words.
Life's a Beach - well it depends on WHERE you are in Az. as to how cold it is - I guess.......cause I know the Flagstaff area gets quite a it of snow!