1 Mar 2014
As days and nights revolve around weather, with apocalyptic wrath, the frozen skies repeatedly opened, dropping 3 feet of snow on my nest. Winter’s mood swings erupted – first, angling in with a warming nudge, and then in a full hot rage – rain, thunder, fog – leaving us waterlogged.
I’m one of those snow lovers. It’s an accumulated love. The more, the merrier. Even if you despise the chilly season, you’ve got to admit you’re waiting for the weather to equalize to some sort of normalcy. I know from many reliable sources, if you’re barking up that tree, you’ll end up mighty hoarse.
Young snowboarder, Forrest Shearer, sums up it up:
“The winter season is a magical time, my favorite of the year. The peaks and hills get covered in a fresh coat of white providing a palate for all of us artists to use our mind and imagination to draw our own lines on the mountains. But it won’t be here forever if we don’t all take some time to protect it.”
I long to sprinkle a little seasoning on the moody blues of our changing climate. So I spent last month worshiping winter. Here’s a peek into 3 questions I asked:
- How well do you know snow?
- Why did NY Fashion Week visitors trade in stilettos for Sorels?
- Do the winter Olympics even have a future in a warming world?
With spring waiting in the wings, at the cost of sounding shrill, let’s not forget WE MUST PROTECT WINTER.