Winter - Weather We Like it or Not Dec 22, 2015 9:48:21 GMT -6
Post by Phalon on Dec 22, 2015 9:48:21 GMT -6
There have been days when it was calm, but cool and wonderful, until I got the cycle on a highway. Cold air on the move can be exceptionally unfriendly.
Damp air too, I think can make it feel colder than the temperature would suggest. Sunday, Hubs and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. It was in the mid-40s, the sun was shining, and there wasn't any wind. It was nice - it's probably been late August or early September before yard-work and fall clean up took precedence since we last went for a walk together. We were out for quite a while, stopping to talk to some neighbors around the block, inspecting the remains of a couple more Emerald Ash borer infested trees that had been taken down recently (though all the wood had been removed, the scraps of bark that were left behind had not a fraction of an inch that didn't show tunnel tracks; I cannot hate these destructive-@ss bastards any more than I already do), and explored a new house that's being built. I swear, Hubs with his walking stick and me in a floppy winter hat, holding hands, we looked like an old couple out for leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll. He even told me that for our 30th anniversary this year, he wanted to renew our wedding vows with the girls in attendance!
This morning, I walked down to the bank. Though the temperature was the same as it was Sunday, it was a much shorter walk, and I was moving very briskly (trying to get some exercise), after raining all day yesterday, the damp air felt very chilly.
...since I grew up looking for snow and shoveling sidewalks and warm fireplaces for Christmas Eve and Day, it doesn't feel right.
Same here! I know plenty of people who wouldn't mind a bit if we didn't have snow all winter, but want it for Christmas. It doesn't look as if there will even be a chance for it though this year.