Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Up and Down

Living in the Midwest we usually have 4 seasons of weather.  We know that the Winter is cold with snow, the Fall & Spring are nice with some rain in the Spring.  And Summer is hot and humid (sometimes called icky or yucky).

This year the Winter has been very warm with the temperatures usually above freezing.  In a normal Winter, we get use to cold weather so after a while it seems normal to have low temperatures.  But this Winter, we get maybe 1 or 2 days of normal cold and then the temperature goes up to the 40's with basically no snow, actually today we have a 56 F day.

So when the cold appears, which it does ever week or so, we are not prepared for it.

Where my son lives, the nights are 10-25F and the days are in the 50's for the Winter; where my daughter lives she basically just gets cold though it looks like it will be in the 40's fr a few days.

Up and down is not fun and leads to colds, etc.!

“Three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.” Chinese Proverbs

“In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.” Mark Twain

“Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.” Hung Tzu-cheng

“Two women placed together makes cold weather” William Shakespeare

“Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather, Whatever the whether, Whether we like it or not”

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death.- Mark Twain

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? Kelvin Throop III

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather. Michael Pritchard

Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it. Rebecca Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Yup, crazy winter this year...if you can even call it that!