Winter has been teasing us and then disappearing again for weeks now. It will get cold, we'll even see a little snow...and then within 24 hours it warms up and rains.
The view out my window is less than inspiring.
There's a reason we live in Canada (alright, there are lots of reasons, but let's focus on one of the big ones), and global warming has that reason on shaky legs of late. Autumn, the most beautiful season of all, is supposed to be followed closely by winter, characterized by deep banks of beautiful snow. The colourful joy of autumn leaves SHOULD be quickly replaced by the peaceful lace of winter trees.
It's just not happening. Last year, there was enough snow that we had to shovel the driveway 3 or 4 times. We were happy, because the year before that we only had to shovel twice. It's very sad. I miss you snow! Instead, we have this BLECH brown to deal with. Know what I see when I look out my window? March. And I have to tell you, March is my LEAST favourite month; what with the mud and the dead plants and the brown and the grey, grey skies.
But there is hope on the horizon!
We can (sometimes) see PBS!
See, we live in the boonies where you can have no TV., satellite, or some form of antenna. Those are the choices. We chose to go with rabbit ears (because I am a TV addict, but more about that another time) and we reliably get 3 stations. Except for when it gets good and cold (-10C or colder). Then PBS valiantly shakes onto the screen and increases in visibility as it gets colder. Sometimes, in the deep of winter and if the heavens are doing something interesting like hosting a meteor shower, we even pull in CBS. Oh the thrill!
The last few evenings, PBS has been available to us. And just yesterday, the kids were able to see "Between the Lions". So there's hope for winter yet. Now bring on the snow.