Catching My Drift

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Upon throwing open my curtains during Monday’s predawn hours, judging by the, at first glance, ankle deep snow drift on my patio, it appeared that my oatmeal breakfast calories would soon be fueling a snow shoveling task. However…

As I scoped out the topography, just a scant meter beyond, I realized that conclusion may have been premature. Further ganders out other windows easily confirmed that no other snow had fallen anywhere else in the immediate neighborhood.

  • It was almost as if some townie had purchased the type of snow making device used at ski resorts and opted to take it on a test run thru my back yard. And while it’s true that there’s no shortage of “have it alls” dwelling nearby (the ilk with too much money in their pockets and too much time on their hands), I just wasn’t buying into this theory.
  • Yet another weaker hypothesis is that since I keep my furnace’s thermostat set at 15ºC / 59ºF, perhaps the lesser degree of home heat loss allowed the flakes to pile up?
  • My only other explanation is that (be it climate change related or not) the smallest winter storm in Earth’s 4.543 billion years history had suddenly dumped all of that snow ONLY on my minuscule portion of our planet’s surface.

Hmm… just when this three score and (nearly) ten year old thought he had seen it all, today proved (at least to me) that there’s still something new under the sun.

And speaking of Ol’ Sol, by mid afternoon, that drift completely vanished due to the pre-vernal equinox thaw; the 13ºC / 55ºF temps.

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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