Thu 09 Mar 2006
winter's last stab
winterís not quite over yet. in one last attempt at a true winter, the snow started falling last night, so now we have about an inch of snow on everything. even though you can't see it in this photo, the snow was falling in huge flakes over the creek. i love the sound of heavy snowfall, but i'm grateful that we donít generally get much snow around here. pretty much any amount we get always seems like a big deal; however, itís a little isolating because now iím stuck in our little valley because our only 4-wheel drive is broken down. iíve consistently neglected to buy chains the last few years, and i canít afford studded tires. itís so pretty with the snow blanketing everything. at least itís not raining any more! the creek came back up a few inches yesterday after a torrential downpour. thankfully itís not even close to how high it was in december, but itís possible that weíll have more flooding this spring.
quote of the moment:
Legislative interference with the habits of the people produces the sneak, the spy, the fanatic, and the artful dodger. Take finance! Swindling has become a fine art and is practised on a gigantic scale in ways which would have been impossible when there were no laws intended to protect the public.