The amazing weekend we just had reminded me of another November we had, four years ago, which I wrote about in the Seasonally Speaking section of Out of My Mind. Here is a bit of a preview.
The End is Near
What a November! The 10th of November, 2016 was 13 degrees Celsius in Winnipeg. Kind of makes you wonder what the big problem is with global warming anyway.
Okay, before people start getting up in arms, I know that global warming is a bad thing; the thinning of the ozone layer, skin cancer, polar icecaps melting. I get it. But for a person who usually expects to be slogging through snow at this time of year, not to mention a person who has trouble thinking of anything worse than slogging through snow, it is very difficult to focus on the negative aspect of it. As for polar bears, I have trouble feeling sorry for something that would consider me a snack. I apologize if that offends you, but it’s true.
Some said that it was our reward for suffering through a BC style month of winter rain in October. But whatever the reason, I knew that the dream was eventually going to come to an end and slogging through snow still lies in my future, but I decided to enjoy it while I had it.
But, as expected it is beginning to look like our luck is running out. There is a distinct chill in the air, more than even I can ignore. The sky is beginning to look ominous, with the occasional sprinkle of white powder, which I plan to ignore until I can’t find my car. The geese, who have patiently hung around as long as they could, are finally checking their passports and getting out of Dodge. And the squirrels are all beginning to act, well, squirrelly. I can no longer deny it. The end is near.
My only hope is that we don’t pay for this extended summer with a cold, extended winter.
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