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    Thursday, January 04, 2007

    Seasons End

    Thinking about how glad I am to have paid for snow removal service this year... easy money for the plow driver so far this winter.

    For those of you reading this from far away -- it is 48 degrees Fahrenheit right this minute here in Cleveland, and weather.com forecasts a high of 52 degrees. We didn't have any snow for the holidays, not that I am complaining. And while one unseasonably warm winter is not proof positive of global warming, any more than one especially cold and snowy winter disproves it, the following song is still on my mind...

    Getting close to seasons end
    I heard somebody say
    That it might never snow again
    In England

    Snow flakes in a new-born fist
    Sledging on a hill
    Are these things we'll never see
    In England

    We'll tell our children's children why
    We grew so tall and reached so high
    We left our footprints in the earth
    And punched a hole right through the sky

    We'll tell them how we changed the world
    And how we tamed the sea
    And seasons they will never know
    In England

    So watch the old world melt away
    A loss regrets could never mend
    You never miss it till it's gone
    So say goodbye, say goodbye

    We'll tell our children's children why
    We grew so tall and reached so high
    You never miss it till it's gone
    So say goodbye, say goodbye
    To seasons end

    -- John Helmer

    Comments on "Seasons End"

     

    Blogger Gina Ventre said ... (10:48 AM, January 04, 2007) : 

    I like those lyrics.

    And I like being able to go up and down the driveway without turfing the neighbors' lawns through the snow.

    The snow removal stakes do look out of place, though!

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:08 PM, January 04, 2007) : 

    I was enjoying having the front door open today. The fresh air was a nice change...

    Where are those pictures?

     

    Blogger Matt said ... (9:15 PM, January 04, 2007) : 

    What's wrong with the odd melanoma if it gets us all out of the coma? ;)

     

    Blogger Audient said ... (8:51 AM, January 05, 2007) : 

    "Them tropical guys, have had it too good too long .... high time they learn to play a different song..."

    thanks, Matt -- new song in my head now!

     

    Blogger melcarrel said ... (9:07 AM, January 05, 2007) : 

    don't be so quick to fire the snow removal service, I see snow showers in the forcast. Although, that could be just us in Ashtabula county.

     

    Blogger melcarrel said ... (9:13 AM, January 05, 2007) : 

    The warmer weather could just be another start to a "renaissance era". There have been studies that show that the temperature was a bit warmer overall during the more prosperous eras in our history. Warmer weather extends the growing season, with better quality and quantity food, so overall better health. On the contrary, the dark ages were found to have lower tempertures, hence poorer crops and poorer health.

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM, January 05, 2007) : 

    I hate this weather. I miss the snow. I love winter. Bah-humbug. It freaks me out that we don't have any snow, and the fish in Lake Erie are growing to mutant proportions. I can't wear any of my sweaters or cute hats and scarves. Bah-humbug.

     

    Blogger Audient said ... (2:58 PM, January 05, 2007) : 

    I am not going to cancel the snow-plowing -- I've already paid for the season!

     

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