Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dirty Snow Moon

I didn't see the full moon last night. I think the entire state of Minnesota was shrouded in thick rain clouds that kept the cold air out and sent intermittent downbursts of rain pushed by gusts of wind. This morning the snow level is down considerably, revealing all that was covered up and forgotten when the first layer of snow fell.

It was strange to hear the wind and rain on the roof last night. Both Starflower and Mr. Attitude were awakened by it and came to me for reassurance. After months of winter quiet, the wind and rain had the restless sound of a giant creature awakening. Spring is on its way.

I am staying home today. I could use the rest, and I figured my coworkers could use a day without me coughing and hacking in the same room.


MaineBirder said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

We are to have a bout of rain here in Maine on Thursday. As you stated, it will be strange to hear the rain falling after having the quietness of winter.

But alas, winter is not near to being over. Just a thaw to make more room for more snow.

Pablo said...

After too long a time, I finally heard raindrops on the window yesteray. To me, that was a reassuring sound.

Madcap said...

We've got a melt happening here too, with bits of sleet and rain thrown in. I'm so happy for the moisture, but it sure makes the roads slippy.

Must be nice to listen to the wind and rain on your roof. Enjoy your home-day.

Floridacracker said...

Hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your day.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Deb,
I hope you're feeling better by the weekend--you've got some serious birding ahead! And I also hope these balmy temps stay around for awhile--that should help you feel better too.

Deb said...

Maine Birder- Hi, thanks for stopping by and commenting! It would be nice to get a fresh snowfall to cover up everything.

Pablo- I enjoyed it, and tried not to think how sloppy the roads would be.

Madcap- Our driveway is one big slippery slushy mess now.

FC- Thanks! I enjoyed it so much, I'm taking another day off.

RuthieJ- Last I saw, the forecast looked pretty good for this weekend!