Winter Fantasy by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Ever since I moved eastward from Sacramento, California in 1970, I’ve been confronted with a yearly challenge: winter!
Winter in Sacramento can be described, at worst, as minimal:
- Minimally cold (mid-30s would be a cold winter).
- No snow (a few snowflakes once in the fifteen years I lived there).
- No sleet (but fog was pea-soup thick).
In Missouri, winter can be described as:
- Cold, although this year, so far, it has been positively delightful, compared to past winters, except for one short blizzard and one week of really cold, but not below zero, temperature.
- Blizzardy from time to time.
- Ice storms, a little less frequent than blizzards.
- Snow, snow, snow, although this year, except for the one short-lived blizzard, has been really nice, a virtual heat wave, comparatively.
- Slippery roads from time to time, made worse by having to drive on them throughout the night when they’re at their worse.
- Fog here too, although generally not pea-soup thick, but sometimes.
Still, there is hope beyond winter, and this winter has been particularly hopeful. So far.
(Regarding the photo: I told you I liked reflections.)