Too Much Snow

I have never made any secret of the fact that I am a Spring and Summer man.  I do not like Winter at all.  I can appreciate it, and its purpose and lesson in life.  I can even thank God who made it for making it, if for no other reason that it helps me appreciate Spring and Summer that much more.

This Winter season has been a great one, with no snow here in our valley, except for last night and today.  I measured at around 7 a.m. and we had 7 inches at out back door.  It is about the prettiest site you will ever see.  The brown of Winter is covered.  The leafless trees are trimmed with snow.  It makes beautiful scenery.

Though it is beautiful; beauty is not everything.  The warmth and comfort of Spring and Summer are certainly great.

As I titled it, “Too Much Snow”.  It is.  So stay warm, stay in, thank the Lord for those who keep our roads and streets clear; and the utility people who must get out in it to keep our electricity powering our homes and businesses.

From the snowy banks of Flat Creek,

~tim

Summer Heat Has Arrived

Summer time has always been my favorite time of year.  When I was a kid I looked forward to it because I would be out of school, and there would be hay to rake, bale, and haul to the barn.  At that time we used what we called square bales, thought they were really rectangular.  That is right I, as a kid, enjoyed preparing the hay and hauling it to the barn.  It was hot, and hard  work.  It was better than school :).

Up to this point we have had a really mild Summer.  The temps have been cool for Summer.  One morning in July; at least here in our valley; the temp was 48 degrees.  In the past few days the morning temp at my viewing has been upper sixties, even in the seventies.

Three days ago the high temp here in our valley was 100 degrees, the day following was 101 degrees, and yesterday’s high was 102 degrees.  There is something about this valley that makes it hotter in the Summer and colder in the Winter than surrounding areas.  I love it here.  Enjoying the Summer.  I guess I always have and I always will.

We do need some rain.  So thankful to the Creator for the rainfall we have received this year.  Every drop is a blessing of heaven.

The Summer Heat has arrived in along the banks of Flat Creek.

-tim