I had a strange day recently, a hopeful one – for warming temps and enjoying fresh air, but it turned out into an ugly day, so I wrote this:
Soft music playing inside – ugly weather outside.
Music helps, but c’mon spring, c’mon spring …
I love this time of year but seasons over-staying their welcome are like house-guests who don’t when to leave.
But weather is weather. As it has been through every warm spell and ice-age for many billions of years our planet has spun and tilted. There is something magical/accidental in its exactness. Not our weather, but that spinning and tilting and revolving around our sun. Speeds are enormous and yet the route around our sun, timing of that tilting is so precise. Science, math, accident? Many will debate. Many just sit back and say ‘awe, awe, awe’?
Yes, springtime as we know it, is late.
Weather patterns seem to be changing. As they should?
And if we could change them, what would we change them to?
Many who advocate more responsible environmental practices (initiatives worthy of support) seem to think the weather will return to what they thought of a ‘normal’ if we just stop doing what we’ve been doing. The universe, the earth and the shifting of the weather is much bigger than that. I’m for clean water and air, I’m for ‘don’t pollute the ground’ initiatives. But really, if you could do something about the weather, wouldn’t we be trying harder?
Springtime in the Canadian Rockies, and in Calgary – finally arriving. Awe, awe, awe.
Cheer up, snow will be gone soon, we’ll be fretting about flood risks …