is that all there is If that's all there is my friends,
then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is
(Written by Stoller & Leiber)
It never fails that my friend Bruno will send me an email and tell me to get ready…batten down the hatches…there’s a snow of the way!
However, I live in a valley that runs along Walden Ridge from
Therefore, when I looked out my garage door one morning last week after Bruno gave me the heads-up, all I saw was a little frozen percept on the hood of my truck! Ten miles north there was 10 to 11 inches on the ground, parts of
To illustrate how much the ridge affects our weather, there have been two tornadoes just 4 miles up the road toward Wartburg over the past three years. The storms are funneled their direction, leaving our area protected. Now that I don’t mind…but couldn’t it just push the snows over our way and let me enjoy snows like we used to! What happened…did the mountains push up higher over the last 20 years?
The last big snow here was in 1993…a doosey of a blizzard…yes, an actual blizzard with sub-zero temps and chill factors, high winds blowing 3 and 4 foot drifts, and about 10 inches of actually snow fall.
In our old house, I slept upstairs with no heat except from the waterbed used. I remember our little house shuttered but stood up against the 50 and 60 MPH gusts, but it made a terrible howling sound as it rounded the corner of the house where I lay wide-eyed with the cover up under my neck!
There was a time when this area enjoyed several “deep” snows each season, some lasting over two weeks before slowly melting. Once, while I was going to UT, there was a deep snow and a hard freeze that lasted a couple of weeks. Bill, you remember Bill from my UT tales, and I “played” outside like kids under the street and security lights almost every night for over a week. We even nailed an aluminum lawn chair to a pair of water skis, minus the little fin on the bottom, and slide down a hill between our houses until we could hardly walk back inside!
But today it seems these little dustings are all we are going to get. So, it appears that that’s all there is!
It appears even the Crocus know it's over for this season...these popped up just after the little snow appeared!