I Said Enough With The Snow!

Nature chooses to ignore perfectly reasonable requests to follow rain forest winter rules. Three inches of snow fell this afternoon, fresh frosting on streets besieged since her first tantrum December 5, 2016. At a loss to comprehend why she’s so mad, I’m willing to accept Nature might have overlooked the courteous reminder sent a few days ago.

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Looking down my block at 7 pm New Years Eve.

You win Mother Nature – well played, hope you had a good laugh. All we want is our rain back. Enough is enough, what purpose is served by stubbornly beating your chest? Why inflict record low sub-zero temperatures for the next five days, followed by another snowfall warning on Friday? Surely you recognize the folly of coming on too strong. Your strength is the element of surprise, ours is the ability to adapt.

Make no mistake Nature, evidence of adaptability abounds. Shock and awe advantage wears thin, weeks of trial and error threaten your impetuous game. Calamity of your meddling has passed, with all due respect you teeter on the brink of minor inconvenience. Stay if you must but understand with each passing day indifference to rain forest winter propriety grows.

The sidewalk is shoveled and dusted in salt to repel ice. We’ve figured out how to get to work on time, with our without a functional transit system. Snow talk no longer dominates conversation, nor do we fixate on probabilities of further accumulations. Truth is, I say “enough with the snow” out of habit – rain forest winter is managing quite well.

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12 thoughts on “I Said Enough With The Snow!

    • The problem with Vancouver snow is its rarity. No one bothers with snow tires. Inexperience dictates poor judgement of comical proportions. Toss in only a handful of snowplows, puny snow removal budget, every store sold out of shovels and ice melt salt, a transit system dominated by trolley buses inoperable when snow coats wires, and you have an epic calamity. My house faces B.C. Children’s Hospital, primary care hospital for the entire province and you could skate on the street. WTF!

      Big New Year hug 🙂

  1. Oh yes… the weatherperson is calling for rain in three days from now followed by -10° C later. Just plain fun…

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