Monday, March 05, 2012

Big, Bad Wind

March is supposed to come in like a lion. This year, it’s coming in like the Big Bad Wolf! “I’ll huff and I’ll puff…”

Yet another blustery night. Not a good night for sleeping. Too much noise outside. Trees wailing and bushes scraping against the house. Very eerie sounding! When the big gusts come and hit against the house, the house pops and creaks in the onslaught. The wind moans and the house complains back. Sounds like quite a fight, at least from the inside.

Rain spatters against the windows. Heave gusts make the patter sounds even louder. A roaring sound in the trees announces yet another blow.

The wind brought us a little more snow. Cleveland is usually very snowy, with a buildup to several feet on the ground in half-melted layers. If you keep ahead of it with a snow blower, it’s not too bad to deal with. Mostly, we have to worry about the city plowing our driveway shut with icy sludge from the street. Not this year, however.

It almost feels like we didn’t have a winter this year. A bit of snow and then more 50 degree days to melt it all away. A bit more snow today but it’s supposed to be in the 60s by Wednesday! My spring bulbs have been above ground for weeks. I hope it doesn’t get extremely cold and kill them! I think they can survive 20s and 30s but if we get an Alberta Clipper with subzero temps, they could be in trouble!!

Now it’s stopped snowing and the sun is out. As we say around here: if you don’t like the weather, hang around for 20 minutes, it will change!!