A LITTLE WEATHER HUMOR
Weather humor: as in “this must be a joke.”
Every Spring the ducks come back and bring such a sense of serenity to my back yard. When they’re swimming in the pond or resting on the bank it seems that everything must be all right; no problems; peace and safety. Nature at its nicest.
But . . . they’re usually not resting on snow. Sometimes they are. I’ve seen snow on their backs as they swim in a surprise spring snowstorm. But not usually.
The weatherman has a big job here in the Far North at this time of the year:
He’s got to be prepared for everything. It’s kind of fun.
We had sunshine yesterday, and it rained too; and snowed; and I think there was a little ice storm or sleet after midnight. Same thing a couple of other days last week: rain, snow, sleety stuff, sunshine for a while … and the weatherman threw some hail in there too on one of those days. The days are windy – and not windy.
No, it’s not “climate change.” It’s not “extreme” weather. It’s just typical.
And it’s fun. You might as well give up planning what to wear. If you go outside you’re going to get rained on, then you’ll get hot; and you’ll have to hold your winter scarf around your neck when the wind blows the snow around.
If you don’t mind all that, it really is a funny sort of weather joke.
Seasons changing; the world is fully alive. And fun!