I took this picture a couple weeks ago during a rather sad attempt at a suburban snowstorm. It is pretty, though, which is more than I can say for what is happening now. The kids are on the phone with their grandmother, who lives on Kent Island MD. They have snow, quite a bit of it. We, however, here in New England do not and it is taking its toll on our psyche.
This is what it looks like outside my house right now. You cannot tell, but right now people are running around and totally freaking out because they think it is a snow storm. We are supposed to have them, after all. The news said we might get around 5 inches. However, there is a notable absence of anything weather other than the southern snow storm has made us cancel school and work just in case. It feels wierd. It doesn't make us rugged anymore. Apparently those folks live in DC.
I realize that this isn't exactly a sustainability thing...except that in a way it is. Why is it that it is snowing to south of us and not to the north? Sigh...it really isn't good for us New Englanders. In our minds winter looks like this:
You get the idea...
Update: Here is a link for your non-snowbound reading pleasure