December 6, 2006

It's the Weather

Last Friday we had a high of 75 degrees.
It was humid, too. Tasted like late summer.

Monday we had a high of 40 degrees.
It was crisp and clear.
It still is. Now it tastes like winter.

Tuesday as I made my way to the Metro station, I noticed as I always do the Permanent Puddle. It exists no matter what the weather, occupying an outside corner on the upper parking deck of the garage. The position of said Permanent Puddle requires me to take a longcut to avoid trapsing through it. (It's usually too deep to tiptoe through without your socks getting wet. I am certain. Don't ask how I know.)

Tuesday the Puddle was ice. I squelched the immediate desire to step on it, walk across it, slipslide a little on purpose. I could almost hear how the edges would crackle underfoot.

I wish I had done it. The first ice patch of the season deserves celebration.

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15 comments:

the only daughter said...

Happy Winter to You! :)

KMae said...

I am just SO not thrilled.
And I'm starting to sneeze.
And I got a damn sinus headache from the fucking freezing wind.
And I still haven't put up the Xmas lights & it is alrady freezing now.
Crap.
Shoulda listened to Weese.

nina said...

awwww! Suzanne's first ice experience of the season! I am a little verklempt!

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sporksforall said...

I always likes the lacy patterns frost made on things. Sigh. That said, best not to step in the puddle. Much more ice to come.

Gina said...

Huh? Ice on the ground and not in my drink? What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

The first puddle is always the best!

tiff said...

permapuddles, to me, smack of porta-potties. I'd be careful about that kind of skating.

It's COLD down here too. About dang time.

Anonymous said...

Our lake froze over on Sunday...and I think by tomorrow they will be crazily walking on it already. It's clear as glass...you can see all the way down to the bottom. Ice skating will be surreal. My knees will be weak :)

Anonymous said...

Our lake froze over on Sunday...and I think by tomorrow they will be crazily walking on it already. It's clear as glass...you can see all the way down to the bottom. Ice skating will be surreal. My knees will be weak :)

Anonymous said...

Our lake froze over on Sunday...and I think by tomorrow they will be crazily walking on it already. It's clear as glass...you can see all the way down to the bottom. Ice skating will be surreal. My knees will be weak :)

Anonymous said...

Our lake froze over on Sunday...and I think by tomorrow they will be crazily walking on it already. It's clear as glass...you can see all the way down to the bottom. Ice skating will be surreal. My knees will be weak :)

Anonymous said...

Our lake froze over on Sunday...and I think by tomorrow they will be crazily walking on it already. It's clear as glass...you can see all the way down to the bottom. Ice skating will be surreal. My knees will be weak :)

WenWhit said...

I'm rather amazed you resisted the temptation, darlin... but it's prolly a good thing. ;p

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, you mighta falled and sproinged your back.

Anonymous said...

Ice - the onset of Winter. We have had frost, but no ice - yet.

(Unless you count the artificial snow they dumped in the town square last week...)