Friday, March 20, 2020
Wuhandromeda Strain Edition Two
On the morning of March 19, 2020, despite all the good thinking, hard work, and can-do attitude of the upright ape-lizards inhabiting my part of the world, the local upright ape-lizard community found itself suddenly and desperately fighting against a catastrophe no one wanted to believe would ever come.
It was the last day of winter. Spring was scheduled to arrive with the vernal equinox at 9:49 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
And the horror of a blizzard suddenly appeared, heralded only by a week's routine weather forecast.
When I asked the elderly checker (age 49) at the grocery store if she was ready for the big storm, she rolled her eyes and said, "Oh please. Spring blizzards are like cake and ice cream.
And they are.
At 0530 local on March 19 I was outside and rejoicing in the beauty of heavy fog and 40-degree temperatures.
You may have seen this poor mylar balloon in a previous video here. Nature is cool.
Nature is majestic!
The glacier! It's meltinnnnggg!
What's better than this?
I am jacked!
I am blessed!
The chickens are jacked and blessed!
At 1530, 10 hours after the foggy predawn video was taken. the blizzard had arrived. It was strangely identical to what used to be called a snow storm.
At 1730, a full half-day after the foggy predawn video, the blizzard had ended.
At 2000 there was still a hint of light in the sky and the blizzard had not returned.
And at 2149, spring arrived with the Vernal Equinox.
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.