Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ponderings from Theodore-the Middle Years

Theodore has always been a thinker--meaning long after I have moved on from a subject, he is still pondering it. Occasionally, we are going to visit some of his questions and observations from his earlier years. Some are serious and thought provoking and others are humorous.

December Snow

 I am listening to heavy rain that will soon be turning to snow --then all will be quiet. Here's what Theodore had to say about that subject when he was younger.


Snowflakes falling from the sky,
Landing softly on the ground,
Often times I wonder why,
They never ever make a sound.

Landing softly on the ground,
Snowflakes white and glistening,
Nothing ever to be found,
For someone who is listening.

(Picture is from a December snowfall in 2009. It is looking out from our front stoop.)

A Second Look--December 7, 2011

The theme this week for a Second Look is the weather. It was a week of variable weather with cold, warm, sunny, cloudy, and breezy days. The only thing we didn't have was frozen precipitation. That's coming today. What is it they say about weather? "The only thing certain about the weather is that it will change."

Below, see what the weather was like this week while I was exploring and some of the things I found.

 COLD       Frost on wild strawberry

CLOUDY      Feather under bird feeder

SUNNY     Holly berries

SUNNY     Roots girdling one of our maple trees. So far, there is no obvious damage from this, but it can't be good.

CLOUDY     The Snow-on-the-Mountain (Bishop's Weed) has survived the frosts so far.

BREEZY     Coneflower seed heads (It took several tries before the picture didn't come out blurry because the seeds were blowing in the wind..)

RAINY     Deer watching me ready to flee.

SUNNY and WARM     Fungus on decomposing tree stump
Just for the fun of it--a few other weather sayings

--Whether it's cold or whether it's hot, there's going to be weather, whether or not.
--Weather forecast for tonight:  dark.  ~George Carlin

--Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't 

    change once in a while.  ~Kin Hubbard
--There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.  ~Alfred Wainwright