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Thundersnow!

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Well, it’s getting to be even stranger around here lately with the weather.  Old Man Winter seems to be even more confused, since yesterday we had wind, rain, sleet, snow and…lightning and thunder!  I looked it up and they call it Thundersnow!  There is a scientific climate reason for it and it did happen because I witnessed it!  I saw the lightning and heard thunder as the snow fell from the sky in the early afternoon.

At first, I thought – what was that? as I glimpsed out of the corner of my eye a flash of light outside.  Then, I heard a rumbling…was that thunder?   So I looked out the window at the falling snow and saw the flash of lightning and then heard the thunder roar and it was confirmed!  Later, on the news, I saw the word Thundersnow and voila!  I added another word to my climate vocabulary!

Have you ever experienced thundersnow?  Have you been having crazy weather lately?

Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the wild weather ride!  Keep shining your heartlights!

Shine On!

xo

 

Old Man Winter Please Make Up Your Mind!

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Sorry, Mother Goose, but I changed the rhyme:
It’s raining, it’s snowing,
    Old Man Winter’s snoring.
He got into bed
    And bumped his head
And couldn’t decide – rain or snow – in the morning.
I think Old Man Winter is confused.  Dare I say it?  One minute it’s raining, the next it’s snowing and then it’s raining/snowing at the same time.  Weathermen have a tough time these days trying to predict the seemingly unpredictable.  It’s been warmer this past week, but now with the full moon yesterday, the weather is acting crazy.  We’ve got snow on the ground, but also little lakes in the backyard as a result of the flooding from the rain/snow mix.
There have been so many weather surprises in the past few months and not just here.  Can you recall any period of time when we had so many different problems?  Fires and mudslides, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms, and blizzard cyclones, just to name a few?  It’s like the weather and the world have been upended and nothing makes sense these days.
So how do we stay calm in the wake of these pop up storms and hard times?  I think we have to be agile and find a way to move quickly and easily through life’s ups and downs.  Go with the flow, but be prepared for the unthinkable.  Not in a fear based way, but with the inner knowledge that we can weather whatever comes our way.  We have inner strength, but sometimes we forget and feel helpless.  That’s where faith can help, prayer can ease the mind and restore that peace within that is here for us.
I’m not belittling any of the tragedies that have occurred recently or in the past or those that may come in our future.  I’m just acknowledging that these are tough times to weather (pun intended) and we need to bond together to help each other as we endure these changes.  Come on…hold my hand.  Bonding together we can help each other through the hard times and heal while Old Man Winter is snoring!  Keep your heartlights shining!
Shine On!
xo