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White Christmas has flown the coop

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So you’re looking for a white Christmas. Well I just went outside (my only way to get reliable weather) and it’s in the mid 60’s. I think that is a ways from the temps, that would allow snow. Let me see, this is the 3rd day of winter correct? No problem, my gut tells me it’s coming. The wildlife still think its coming. The coat in my closet is at attention. The car is checking its undercoat. I see trucks at the ready at the salt dome.

Nope, no snow here. Photo by Mike Hartley

Nope, no snow here.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I look to the sky. But there is nary a flake. But I guess winter is coming? Could it be one of those years were we just get a dusting of snow and its generally mild? Could it be a record warm winter? If you look at the weather map our country one divided into extremes. Sort of like our political process.

Would this be the only color parrot if Trump is elected? Photo by Mike Hartley

Would this guy be wise to come in now or stay out another week or two?
Photo by Mike Hartley

But lo and behold, mother nature helps me out and when I look up I see she has provided a white blanket of wings. Just like snowflakes they come in all shapes and sizes.

Having a bad hair day in that weather. Photo by Mike Hartley

Having a bad hair day in that weather.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So no matter if the weather isn’t cooperating. You can still find white in the sky and ground if you’re looking for it. A white that only mother nature can put on the canvas.

Landing on waterway 3. Photo by Mike Hartley

Landing on waterway 3.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So don’t fret. The real white out is coming. These guys are just a tease.

Putting your neck out there.  Photo by Mike Hartley

Putting your neck out there.
Photo by Mike Hartley

While I like a White Christmas as well as anyone, it doesn’t disappoint me not having to shovel or drive or find even more limited parking in snow before Christmas. Of course this torrential rain we are having doesn’t make it a paradise with the nice temps.

So here is a toast to the upcoming snowstorms where we can work remotely from home, and I can sneak out and play in the snow. Come on Mother Nature.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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