Well, we may as well go out with a bang!


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I awoke this morning to amazing and tropical -15*F (-26C) and a wind chill of an even more amazing -29*F (-34C).  There’s an Albert Camus quote that a I whenever it’s cold like this out there …

“In the depth of winterI finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

I can live thru this.  I lived thru 57 winters before this one and that includes the winters on the high plains of western South Dakota with its blizzards and Arctic cold.  We’ll keep making plans for the Spring and how we’re going to plant our garden.  I have beds to top off in the Spring and proper storage to research now.  I may kill some of my time by gathering up my empty jelly jars and making some jelly to last thru to the Spring.

I think I shall go thru my lenses and pic out a couple to explore taking winter pictures with.  I keep saying it every year but I never quite get the gumption to get off my arse and actually do it.  Maybe 2018 will be that year.

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33 responses to “Well, we may as well go out with a bang!

  1. Robert Frost wrote some lovely poems about Win-Turd like stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening… but then again his last name WAS Frost and like all poets he was able to see beauty even in a hangnail. I think Robert was hallucinating from acute hypothermia resulting in flop sweat fever dreams… at least Walt Whitman had the good sense to write poems about people floating around in the river naked while singing The Body Electric… with absolutely no thought of mixing electricity and water… I wrote a poem once…
    I ran my fingers through her hair…
    What could I do but linger?
    I ran my fingers through her hair…
    and a cootie bit my finger!
    See? There is some truth in the hundred monkeys scenario! 👍👍
    ^^🐵 Iggy Frost

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    • see? you’ve gotten one of them high tone academia degrees from that ITT Technical School in advance English Literature. most of my English Lit courses were covered by reading the Readers Digest abridged version of the book. you could get thru it a lot faster that way.

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      • Once I receive my online degree in Midwifery… I will have a degree in everything! I’m having a little trouble with my Midwifery final exam because I have to deliver a baby in the backseat of a cab… while stuck in a Midtown Manhattan traffic jam… I can get extra credit if I convince the mother to name the baby after me! Buffalo Tom got his Midwifery degree from the DeVry online Institute and all he had to do for his final was correctly diagnosed two cases of impetigo, one case of pink eye and clear up one pernicious case of cradle cap (aka: baby dandruff)… fortunately for Buffalo Tom, Larry’s Kid Sister was suffering from all of these ailments at the time!😞
        ^^🙈

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      • I’ve noticed that Devry is somehow tied to the Jerry Springer Show and now I’m wondering if’n you’re getting kickbacks from them by promoting them?????

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      • LOL! Buffalo Tom Iikes the DeVry online Institute because no one else offers a masters degree in Ice Cube Tray Repair/Replacement.👍👍
        ^^🐵

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  2. Jim,what a lovely and warming post. Your quote by Camus I will save, yes to invincible summer within.
    Your plans for the garden and jellymaking all sound so positive. You go, this extreme cold will come to pass.
    Miriam 🎉

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  3. It’s even getting colder over there! If only I could send you some of our crazy 15°C (ABOVE zero, mind you!) Two days ago we had a lot of white stuff coming down, today it’s spring weather out there. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

    I like your new Gravatar picture, Jim. Regensburger Rumtöpfchen, really? What are you drinking there? 😀

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