Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Five: Weather

Sally shares for the Friday Five:
Here in the UK we are struggling with floods, other parts of the world have similar problems without the infrastructure to cope with it, still others are badly affected by drought.... My son Jon is in Melbourne Australia where apparently it has been snowing ( yes it is winter but still!).... With crazy weather in mind I bring you this weeks Friday 5...


1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?
I lived in a place where it was below zero (F) for over 100 hours straight, snowed well over 100 inches of snow that same winter, and then the river flooded devastatingly. Because it wasn't something that happened overnight, but over the course of a couple of months, the exhaustion was a bit more drawn out. I spent many, many hours sandbagging.

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?
Very. And yet it seems like such a huge issue that it's difficult for me to begin thinking about it and my role in it.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?
Agree.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note....

4. What is your favourite season and why?
Oh, that's tough. I love them all, or at least parts of them.
Winter for the frost patterns and the sounds of ice cracking and the brilliant light of sun reflected from snow.
Spring for the fresh new life poking from the ground, and the squish of soggy ground.
Summer for the warmth and the array of colors.
Fall for the crisp crunch of leaves, and the brightness of air-cooled cheeks.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather....
Warm during the days -- warm enough to swim and play outside. Cooler in the evenings, with a gentle breeze.

7 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Holy bananas. That is some serious weather.

more cows than people said...

wow. your post made me realize what a serious weather zone we live in. it regularly doesn't get above 0 for an entire MONTH and our average snowfall per winter is 200 to 300 inches a winter (in our county). the devastating flooding I haven't experienced though... bless you for the intense winter and spring you endured.

Sally said...

wow that was some winter!

with you on the vacation weather though...warm days cooler evenings...

Kievas said...

That's a lot of snow...and I thought it was bad here!

karlassi said...

brrrrrr...remembering my childhood in North Dakota....brrrrrrrr

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

really like how you lifted up the beauty in each season! Kinda reminds me that even in the various seasons of our lives there are always spots of beauty if we look for them...

Songbird said...

Wow, that is a LOT of weather in one winter.