Monday, March 3, 2014

Dar, there's no end in sight

We received more snow this Sunday. Not spring snow. Dry powdery snow.

On Monday morning I climbed high in the sky looking for any sign of spring. It's a quest to please you, Dar.

The sun burned hot through the plane's window, yet winter won't take heed, flinch or squirm. It remains defiant, wearing its fresh white coat with pride, reflecting the sun's rays, spurning its warm embrace.
Sorry Dar. I did my best.

You shouldn't give up hope though. I am defiant too. I'm heading west where winter may be losing its grip.

If I find spring, I'll do my best to guide it east.

My Vespa sits in its stall, oblivious, wearing its shroud, in suspended animation, the soft green glow of the battery tender's status lights the only sign of life.

18 comments:

  1. quote: " I'm heading west where winter may be losing its grip . . . "Dar:

    Come on over for Saturday morning Brekkie . . . We'll save a seat for you and Motorcycle Man

    bob
    A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast


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    1. Bob, it's not a done deal, I'm working on it.

      Plus, I have a nasty cold.... AAAACCCCHOO!!!!

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  2. Looks devastating… although I still miss Canada, I am currently glad that winter was a no-show in Germany.

    Please say hi to Bob and the Wet coast from me.

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  3. Valiant try David! Bob breaky sounds very tempting!

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  4. How can it possibly be less spring-like way down south in the banana belt….

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    1. Ha! I knew you'd want evidence!

      The banana crop has failed. The good news is all our bananas can skip the fridge and go straight into the Yonana machine.

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  5. David, you've not failed ... you gone farther than most, heading all the way to the wet coast looking for spring - impressive! Enjoy your Bob's Breakfast.

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    1. I'm traveling with a nasty cold. My ears are barely functioning after this morning's short haul to Toronto.

      It seems like Toronto is colder than Montreal. I shudder to think what I'll find tonight in Calgary.

      It could be worse. At least I'm not on foot.

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    2. David:

      when in Calgary, go outside and snap a few photos for Sonja. I think she misses it there

      bob
      A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

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    3. You want me to go outside?

      It's freaking winter here. People are flying to Alaska for a break from the cold!

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    4. David am truly glad to hear you are not walking. Take care of the cold ...

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    5. Karen, sick as a dog. Crawled into bed at 4:00 pm fully medicated.

      Hoping to wake up feeling substantially better.

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  6. Dar, the strategy might be working.

    The day before yesterday it was -44C in Calgary with the windchill. Last night when I got here, -27C with the windchill. This morning, -4C (-15C with windchill).

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  7. I think if I had your winter I'd fly the coop too. Hope you find some warmer weather and signs of Spring. If you see Bobskoot, give him a hug for me. He likes hugs.

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    1. Brandy, I'm not surprised that he likes your hugs. If he weren't such a consummate gentleman in every sense of the word, he could be un homme fatal, assuming there is such a thing.

      But I'll give him a hug anyway.

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  8. It wasn't a fail at all. It got you thinking of anything but winter and to know that spring will be here soon. I expect to see so e West Coasty pic with you visiting a Bob :)

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