The sun shines in San Antonio 224 days a year, and this morning was no exception. Except … the temperature was 19°. I asked Bacon to be a manly man and fetch a hammer. He didn’t know where to find one in the garage.
“Why do we need a hammer?”
“To break the ice on the fish tank.”
Birds were standing on the surface pecking away at the ice. I was sure our goldfish could use a shot of oxygen. A few minutes later, tool in hand, Bacon cracked the surface.
I feel guilty for whining about cold weather. Especially when I read the news or the experiences of Kari Lynn Dell on her blog, Montana For Real. Check out her dog celebrating in the afternoon heat, two above zero.
Okay, I’ll shut up now.
9 thoughts on “The Polar Vortex Below the Mason-Dixon Line”
We can’t complain too much. Our cold snap only lasted two days, now we’re back up in the thirties while eastern Montana is still in the deep freeze. God bless the Chinook winds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_wind
Chinook winds. That’s interesting. Most of our weather–if you could call it that–comes off of the Pacific too, but over the mountains of Mexico. We’re three hours from the Gulf of Mexico, but most big storms come from the other direction.
It’s supposed to hit 50 here this afternoon. No snow days for us.
You should see what’s happening in South Carolina. Total bloodbath. To wit: http://driftersdesk.com/2014/01/07/the-great-polar-vortex-of-14-notes-on-anarchy-in-greenville-south-carolina/
Funny, funny, funny. Ooops. Maybe you meant that to be serious? Either way, very entertaining. Thanks for the link.
We don’t know what’s goin’ on down here. Thanks!
Well, that is a good size of waterlily growing container!
Here’s a link to a photo of one of the flowers from that plant. The big tub keeps the water cool during our hot summers.
It is pretty! 🙂